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
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love that the Ford GT is still making news.
      Buckingham's
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice car, but LOSE the camoflage paint!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Buckingham's
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      Finklestein
      • 2 Years Ago
      Woohoo! Go Ford! Hennessey, GDIAF.
      tennwilliams
      • 2 Years Ago
      In the words of Captain Slow: "the Germans are not pleased."
      royjoneswolf62
      • 2 Years 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
        • 2 Years 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
        • 2 Years Ago
        @royjoneswolf62
        260 in the mile? Are you high?
        Stomp and steer
        • 2 Years 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
          • 2 Years 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
        • 2 Years 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
          • 2 Years 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
          • 2 Years Ago
          @NeveN
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdwhM5xB-8Y
        • 2 Years Ago
        @royjoneswolf62
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      Drakkon
      • 2 Years 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
      • 2 Years 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
        • 2 Years 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
          • 2 Years 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
        • 2 Years Ago
        @1040advocate
        Was it specifically the sledgehammer that you are referring to?
      Street King
      • 2 Years 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
        • 2 Years 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.
      • 2 Years 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
      • 2 Years 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
      • 2 Years Ago
      tooo fast speed, BIG CRASH soon
      bryan40oop
      • 2 Years Ago
      Guinness World Records on hand, Bohmer launched his Ford GT into the history books, achieving a standing mile speed of 283.232 miles per hour.
        madgamer
        • 2 Years Ago
        @bryan40oop
        That record is BS. Seriously. Check out the ford GT forum for a breakdown of the numerous reasons why/how but needless to say, Guinness was sleeping on the job or something.
        Drakkon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @bryan40oop
        TEXAS MILE record, not a world record. Still, Hennesey would sell children into slavery for the sake for self-promotion.
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