The record-setting Hennessey-powered camouflage Ford GT we showed you at this time last year headed back to the Texas Mile and managed to bring home yet another record. As you may recollect, last year saw Mark Heidraker's machine sprint to a record 257.7 mph thanks to propulsion from its twin-turbo 5.7-liter V8. The big mill sucks down race gas, and this year the creation pulled off a 267.6-mph run over the weekend. That feat set a new record for the event. Something tells us neither Heidraker nor Hennessey are done squeezing more thrust from this machine.

This particular Ford GT has already gone through a number of permutations. Hennessey started by tweaking the factory supercharger set up before abandoning the blower in favor of two turbos. Since then, the crew has poked and prodded it to coerce as much grunt as possible out of the car. We expect Hennessey will probably come out with a video of the record-setting run shortly, but in the meantime, you can see a couple of videos of the car's runs in Texas below (one of which actually captures the record run). Enjoy.



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      Eddy A
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love that the Ford GT is still making news.
      Buckingham's
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice car, but LOSE the camoflage paint!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Buckingham's
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      Finklestein
      • 1 Year Ago
      Woohoo! Go Ford! Hennessey, GDIAF.
      tennwilliams
      • 1 Year Ago
      In the words of Captain Slow: "the Germans are not pleased."
      royjoneswolf62
      • 1 Year Ago
      Put good fuel injection on a NASCAR of any make and it will get real close to 260 mph any day. No superchargers or turbos needed. 350 ci and fuel injection. Hell several years ago they could run over 220 mph on 1 4-barrel carb. Bill Elliot holds the NASCAR record at a little over 220 mph at Talledega, a 2.6 mile track. With a bigger, heavier car with a smaller, carburated engine. These guys ain't so good.
        adrenalnjunky
        • 1 Year Ago
        @royjoneswolf62
        Wake up Roy. From a standing start this car does it in 1 mile. In NASCAR terms - that's 2 laps around Bristol. Also - as a race fan, I thought you'd realize that the Cup cars are fuel injected, and have been for the last 2 or 3 years now. Also Curb weight on a Ford GT - ~3300lbs. Mandated Curb weight on a Sprint cup car with fuel and driver - 3400lbs. Not a lot of weight difference.
        Cory Stansbury
        • 1 Year Ago
        @royjoneswolf62
        260 in the mile? Are you high?
        Stomp and steer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @royjoneswolf62
        There was an article in road and track I think it was. That put Tim Richmonds folgers cup car against Al Holberts 962 I think. The cup car did 240 mph with them just putting duct tape on the grill and the brake ducts. While the Porsche team changed gears put on new tail pieces etc and could only run 225 mph while the good ol boys sat in lawn chairs and laughed.
          jlauth
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Stomp and steer
          Also I believe that Performance Power Racing has went as fast as 283 MPH in the standing mile with their Ford GT. These guys are pushing 300 MPH... I have a lot of respect for stock cars, however for them to do 260+ in the \"Standing Mile\" they are going to need more power.
        NeveN
        • 1 Year Ago
        @royjoneswolf62
        Wow.. I truly hope this comment was a joke. From a standstill I would be surprised if a NASCAR stock car with or without FI would break 200 mph
          adrenalnjunky
          • 1 Year Ago
          @NeveN
          Martin - that vid shows Buddy's car breaking 200mph, yes. And it is done during every Talladega race. we get that. I've sat in the stands off turn 4 enough times to know that. In qualifying they have the whole racetrack to get up to speed, all 2.75 miles of it, before the stopwatch starts ticking. Buddy was probably in the 180-190 range when he hit the start/finish line to begin his lap. There is a massive difference in a car breaking 200mph from a dead stop in 5280 feet.
          Martin Edmonds
          • 1 Year Ago
          @NeveN
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdwhM5xB-8Y
        • 1 Year Ago
        @royjoneswolf62
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      carguy1701
      • 1 Year Ago
      So? Hennessey is still a douche.
        Tom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @carguy1701
        Ive heard several people say Hes a douche. However I've heard nothing but praise from others. So I guess its just who you talk to
          Jarda
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Tom
          i've heard a whale farting
          carguy1701
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Tom
          He was caught MULTIPLE TIMES swapping parts from car to car. When called on it, he engaged in name calling that would make some of the worst trolls on here blush.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @carguy1701
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      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Would it go faster if they let an actual designer design the wrap? So the car is super freaky fast, but it looks like a 12 year old doodle in English class. If you stand real still and stare, you can ACTUALLY see what it is. Anything other than a concerted effort of neurons yields a jumbled mess.
      1040advocate
      • 1 Year Ago
      lol..Calloway turbo systems pulled that off an more with a 1987 vette which was an GM option from GM back in the day..Bobby Rahall test drove the car at a test track..forfgot which one it was...but..for all you go fast fans..just google the Calloway vette
        domingorobusto
        • 1 Year Ago
        @1040advocate
        This is 267 at the end of ONE MILE from a standing start, not a several mile run with a few mile run up like at Bonneville.
          1040advocate
          • 1 Year Ago
          @domingorobusto
          26 years ago..The sledge hammer pulled this off,,with STOCK GM PARTS excluding the turbo set up..,not sure about any 1 mile test runs..But I am sure..( 26 years later with a newer vette ) if calloway stepped up to the plate, had they wanted to..corvette would make a joke out of Mr Hennesy's ford
        Rr778
        • 1 Year Ago
        @1040advocate
        Was it specifically the sledgehammer that you are referring to?
      Street King
      • 1 Year Ago
      You guys DO know that Hennessey doesn\'t actually build anything right? He just slaps his name on some other shops turbo system. Just another lame duck company and there\'s no shortage of them. Underground racing does the same stuff....all their engines and turbo systems are done by Mustang drag racing guys at Proline Racing engines. Hennessey uses a bunch of places, Arrington Performance for the Dodge stuff and a myriad of others. Anyone building a car like that should just GO TO THE SOURCE and leave out the hack middleman that does nothing more than beat on your car in the name of \"testing\" and make silly little youtube videos on your dime.
        Doctor
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Street King
        You're mentally incompetent to think a company such as UGR just pays another company to do the work. Drive past UGR's shop in Charlotte ANY GIVEN DAY and you will see KC & the guys working on those cars...driving rear bumperless Gallardos with magnetic dealer plates on I-485. You'll see these cars on the dyno being dialed in. Proline works on the engines, but that's only a small slice of the equation.
      Arturo Rios Jr.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hate henessey but I love the Ford GT. One of my all time favorite cars. There is something special about Ford Supercars, always becoming part of history one way or another.
      bryan40oop
      • 1 Year Ago
      http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1080134_performance-power-racing-ford-gt-sets-283-mph-standing-mile-record this is not a record. Jesus i hate hennessey.
      adika3z
      • 1 Year Ago
      tooo fast speed, BIG CRASH soon
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