Richard Rawlings Checks Out A Ford GT That Goes 310 MPH | Daily News Byte


Known as the “BADD GT”, Richard and the crew see what the world’s fastest street-legal car can do as it reaches speeds north of 300 mph.

We’re used to seeing a ton of cool classic cars and muscle cars on Richard Rawlings and Gas Monkey Garage’s YouTube channel, but here’s something a little different.

It’s an impressive sports car, but in reality, it’s an iconic racer – the Ford GT – which is fully convertible to become the fastest road-legal car in the world.

No one had previously reached 300 mph and this was the team’s second attempt; we see if Richard Rawlings and the big team in a cool location manages to coax enough strength (and courage) out of the car and driver at the airfield to see if the impossible is… well, possible.

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The Record Breaking-Ford GT by Richard Rawling And Johnny Bohmer

In fact, it was a collaboration between Rawlings and Johnny Bohmer on his custom first-gen Ford GT, a car that took 10 to reach the holy 300 mph point.

It’s a 2006 Ford GT with about 1,800 hp at the start of the video, with forced induction pushing the powerplant to its limit. The team is at Space Florida’s Launch and Landing Facility, located at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida and we’re getting lots of behind-the-scenes footage of the preparations.

As Bohmer’s YouTube description says: “his vehicle design company and program, Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds, LLC, provides guidelines, consulting and testing in accordance with multiple testing facilities throughout the United States.”

YouTube star Rawlings started sponsoring the car in 2016, and now they hope to see the car go faster than ever. It certainly looks impressive and sounds great as the team tapes the sides and gaps in the bodywork to keep it aerodynamic, reduce drag and prevent the panels from taking off quickly from the car.

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This car – the BADD GT – is regularly seen on the road and also commutes to take the kids to school, so it seems like a legit attempt at a 300-mph production car.

On the first run down the strip, the car makes progressively faster trips with more throttle and boost. It is important to know that the team is testing a FuelTech FT600 ECU and measuring speed with various gadgets such as the Racelogic VBox Performance Box Touch and four Garmin Ultra 30 cameras.

The best was caught because the top speed recorded was 310 mph, which is faster than a Bugatti Veyron by a good margin. In fact, Bohmer also says the car has 500-700 hp left in untapped potential. We look forward to seeing if this car can continue to break records.


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