A previous-generation Ford GT prepped by M2K Motorsports achieved an eye-watering velocity of 300.Four miles per hour on the Texas Mile occasion on Sunday. The mile-long runway of the Victoria Regional Airport proved to be simply what the GT wanted to stretch its 2,500 horsepower and set up a brand new standing mile report on simply its third run.
In line with a video uploaded to YouTube by M2K Motorsports, the Gulf-liveried Ford GT warmed up with a 174.5-mph run earlier than cranking issues up a notch and reaching 240 mph on its second journey down the runway, solely to offer it the entire enchilada on the third and closing run when it efficiently reached 300.Four mph. For you Euro folks, that is a whopping 483.44 kilometers per hour in only a 1.60-km stretch of street.
With the run verified by the occasion's timing and scoring, the M2K crew efficiently eclipsed the earlier record-setting run set by the identical automotive again in March 2017, when the identical group of oldsters ran the standing mile at 293.6 mph. It is not clear what efficiency enhancements have been carried out to the GT since then, if any, however regardless of the crew has completed for the final two years has paid off—clearly.
The M2K Motorsports-prepped Ford GT retains the inventory 5.Four-liter V-Eight from the previous-generation Ford GT, however has been critically amped-up to ship stratospheric horsepower that not even a dyno can deal with—sure, the two,500 is merely an estimate—as a result of when you attain the two,000-horsepower mark it is a bit troublesome to securely strap down a beast of this caliber to just about something.
Whereas these kind of data set by privateers do not sometimes rattle the cages of the likes of Bugatti and Koenigsegg, we are able to think about that lab coat-wearing males in Molsheim and Ängelholm will definitely catch wind of this spectacular feat. Will they do something about it? Solely time will inform.