We said they'd probably be out with an official video, we did not lie. The Hennessey-powered camouflage Ford GT sat at one end of the runway at the Texas Mile sitting still. At the other end of the runway it had broken its own speed record, the twin-turbo 5.7-liter V8 pushing the aerodynamic supercar up to 267.6 miles per hour, a 4.3-mph improvement over the old mark.

There's not much in the video you haven't already seen, this just makes it official. That said, who doesn't want to see a twin-turbo Ford GT set an incredible speed record? You can watch it below.


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      Clipper44
      • 1 Year Ago
      BRUTAL acceleration. I would kill to get behind that wheel.
        Eli Sanchez
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Clipper44
        That thing get 5 miles per gallon might be less !lol I love the Gt40
          Sir Duke
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Eli Sanchez
          Yo! Eli that was completely RETARDED. Hop on over to AutoBlog Green and stay there. Who cars if it gets 5 gallons to the mile? That run was about SPEED.
          samagon0
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Eli Sanchez
          5 teaspoons to the mile. That's astonishing considering what they did.
      Toronto St. Pats
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Ford GT set's it's new record.
      se30chris
      • 1 Year Ago
      Insanity.
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      Thomas Slayton
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cool, but did the owners ten year old son design the graphics?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Thomas Slayton
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      JayP
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow. That design really is a classic. Not just for form but function.
      EricDJ
      • 1 Year Ago
      Instead of stealing parts, can he steal a good camera, and hire someone with skills to make decent videos. I'm surprised the camera wasn't mounted to the rear bumper. I am sick of this guy.
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 1 Year Ago
      Setting the record at the Texas Mile is akin to coming in first at the Special Olympics. http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-9000/fastest-standing-mile-%E2%80%93-street-car/
      Richard L. White
      • 1 Year Ago
      Repeat quote from yesterday by MAXX- “Doesn’t matter what they are or aren’t running, this is something very few every do in their lives. And…………………………….they will go faster, with safety always being their number one concern. They don’t just build it and hope it does whatever, these are expensive venues to run. We run The Royal Purple Maxx2Racing ‘Bad Bird’ LSR Race Car, with famed Land Speed Racing driver David Haas in the seat at several events. David holds the world record for most 200 MPH LSR Clubs, plus he’s in the 300 Club at Bonneville, running the Haas Racing Streamliner. The ‘Bad Bird’, our ’97 Nascar Superspeedway Ford T-bird, holds 7 national records, running a 358 Penske/Yates combination, 2 four’s, and absolutely ‘Zero’ computer anything. The car ran 224.9 at Mojave in June, and David felt it would have run 235-240 on his next run, but the wind became unbearable. Back to Hennessey. If one thinks this is easy, just sit in a ‘hot’ drivers suit, strapped so tight you can hardly breathe, sweat pouring off your everything, but the ‘End Result’ is worth everything. These guys are fulfilling their ‘Bucket List’ dreams.” AAAWWWEEESSSOOOMMMEEE!!! Richard (aka MAXX) and Judy White The Maxx2Racing (M2) Team Lovelock, Nevada maxx2racing@yahoo.com The Royal Purple Maxx2Racing ‘Bad Bird’ LSR Race Car The Royal Purple ’99 Firebird Pro Touring-LSR Race Car
      bubba_roe
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wheres his million dollar kit car?
        Travis
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bubba_roe
        Breaking land speed records on a runway somewhere..
      CarCrazy24
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well I always knew the Ford GT was special, but it's amazing just how easily it can be tuned to world record speeds.
        graphikzking
        • 1 Year Ago
        @CarCrazy24
        Also, the stock Bugatti (well over 4000lbs and luxury) does 205mph. Rip out 500 lbs of sound deadening and speakers etc, turn up the boost and I'm curious what it would do as well.
          Heinz Richter
          • 1 Year Ago
          @graphikzking
          I was immediately thinking of the Bugatti also. Here we have a production car with tons of luxury amendments and a substantially greater weight going virtually at the same top speed. Makes me wonder what makes the top speed of the Ford so spectacular.
          Jesse Kirk
          • 1 Year Ago
          @graphikzking
          A lot of you guys are missing the point (and the math). Sure, these cars can do nearly, or over, 200mph when they have a 5 mile long oval specially designed for high MPH runs, that has a banking as high as daytona that allows for a rolling start. These cars are getting to 200 mph from a STOP! that requires an extreme amount of grip and brutal acceleration. ALSO: just because someone makes a 2000hp anything that LOOKS like a street car, that doesn\'t mean you would want to go 200 mph in it. The car looks like a race car because someone building the car actually cares for the safety of the driver, and doesn\'t want them to die if something horrible goes wrong.
          graphikzking
          • 1 Year Ago
          @graphikzking
          Lots of great points guys. I realize for every 1 mph increase it takes much more work. The Standing mile Bugatti (not top speed) is 205 mph. The top speed is something like 25x or 26x but takes much longer. Hennessey has just a LITTLE catching up to do: http://www.autoblog.com/2012/10/31/watch-a-modified-ford-gt-go-283-mph-in-a-standing-mile/ 5 months ago Ford GT did 283 in the standing mile.
          vulnox
          • 1 Year Ago
          @graphikzking
          I have seen runs with the Bugatti where it goes to around 250. It definitely doesn't do it in a standing mile. It takes a lot of time and a lot of fuel to get it there, and I am not sure which of the Bugatti versions gets to 257 if any of them do. Above 200 MPH, every additional MPH takes a lot of power. It isn't the same as going 50-100mph.
        graphikzking
        • 1 Year Ago
        @CarCrazy24
        Yes it can be easily tuned - but this was not "tuned". The old Hennessey record took out the original 5.4 liter ford and put a 5.4 liter Accufab racing engine and replaced the supercharger with a pair of turbochargers and ran 117 octane fuel. They ripped out the 5.4 liter engine in that car and put a 5.7 liter of some type. I haven't seen anywhere that they stated which engine it is. Could be a GM engine or even a 5.0 liter stroked/bored to 5.7 I have no clue. I really wonder what this record is. The car does not look streetable on the inside at all. I've seen 2000hp Supras that look like it came out of the fast and the furious movies, I wonder what they would do in the standing mile? I just wonder what the rules are for this type of record. Doesn't seem that difficult to reproduce if you have a bit of money. Change the gearing, forge the internals, put on a pair of huge turbos and let 'er rip. 250mph should be relatively easy to obtain. Hell a base Corvette does 190mph. Add on 2 turbos and change the gearing it should easily reach 220-230 without other mods. I just think that most respective companies don't chase this record and that's why it's where it is.
      Offbԑatmammal
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sounds awesome! Probably not a daily driver though ;) was surprised how long the gear throw was for such a short shifter, but I guess the balancing the mechanical stresses meant no finger length shifts...
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