The BADD Ford GT built by Performance Power Racing – with the help of its two whirlygigs hanging out back and a fancy new metal called "Pandalloy" – set two records last week at Florida's Kennedy Space Center. From a standstill, the twin-turbo powerhouse got up to 283.232 miles per hour in just 5,280 feet, as measured by Tag Heuer timekeeping.

That meant a new record in the standing mile as well as a Guinness World Record for top speed in a street-legal car. And that means the engineers in Molsheim, home to Bugatti, just might spend this evening getting to work on something even faster.

Check out a video of the PPR GT at work below.

Worlds Fastest Street Car @ 283mph - PPR Standing Mile Guinness World Record from Stage 3 Imports on Vimeo.



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      Michael Peters
      • 2 Years Ago
      Two things here A) Who does 200mph + with no safety gear B) They have already been called out on running 1.5 miles, NOT a standing mile. I'm really dissapointed in GWR for NOT checking the distance, that really hurts any merit they have.
      macutty
      • 2 Years Ago
      How to set a "Fastest Street Car" record: 1. Form your own "Sanctioning Body" 2. Stack that "Sanctioning Body" with your friends and associates 3. Have your friends and associates right rules tailored to qualifying your car 4. Pay to hold your own event, overseen by your friends acting as your sanctioning body 5. Pay Guiness to attend your event and "certify" your sanctioning body's results, without actually certifying your sanctioning body's results 6. Make an overproduced promo video touting your "Record Run" but don't actually show your "Record Run"
      Matt C
      • 2 Years Ago
      Shitty video :(
      jdwkinc
      • 2 Years Ago
      So how is this a "street car"? I guess Guinness decides, but were they on DOT approved tires doing 283mph? Part of what makes the Veyron so special are those tires. They also cost something outrageous like $36k for a set. I know this looks very official, but the math just doesn't work out. The dyno in the video shows 1500 to the wheels. The previous record was set by them at 220mph. From reading every standing mile article that's come across the magazine stand, I've read about plenty of 1000+whp twin turbo Vipers or Corvettes reaching 220 in the standing mile. However, the amount of power required to raise that trap goes up exponentially, and I find it hard to believe they gained another 60mph from a 4-500 bump in horsepower. If the claims of a 1.5 mile course being used are true, that would make a lot more sense. I just also find it hard to believe Guinness wouldn't catch that. Sounds like from some other posts
      Anthony Williams
      • 2 Years Ago
      I commend the racing group's triumph in speed RR, but the buggati veryon comes with a plush leather interior, stereo system, nav, and all the comforts of a normal car all the while being able to go ridiculously FAST. The GT may be the faster of the two but must concede the veryon is a superior car.
      protovici
      • 2 Years Ago
      Who owns that hanger?! Nice turbo setup!
      gtv4rudy
      • 2 Years Ago
      what BS.
      Agilis
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not a production car.
      Josh
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why would autoblog not investigate / question for the real footage before posting as fact? I just left the Texas mile this weekend, no way is this car doing 280 plus. Not with that video more with that car.
      Caladbolg
      • 2 Years Ago
      All this video has done for me is pray for the return of the Ford GT even more. God it looks good. If they can make the GT500 put out 600+hp, I'm sure they could make one hell of a supercar with a new GT.
      Billy Seroyer
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't understand why they won't take it to the Texas Mile.
        macutty
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Billy Seroyer
        Aparently he did in 2010 and broke first day. Hasnty been back and instead created his own "Sanctioning Body" so he could make up records and award them to himself. More on Ford GT Forums: http://www.fordgtforum.com/forums/showthread.php?25857-Performance-power-went-283-in-the-mile-a-couple-days-ago-kennedy-space-center...-WOW&s=ab9c134437d74c3fa4246e63427cbd01
          madgamer
          • 2 Years Ago
          @macutty
          Good link. It is kind a shame something this fishy gets big press.
      bleexeo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ridiculously over-produced and hyper-melodramatic video. Embarrassing. What a joke, it's just a freaking Ford!
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