Video: Ford GT hits 310 MPH on Standing Mile | Daily News Byte

Video: Ford GT hits 310 MPH on Standing Mile

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The second generation Ford GT is one of the most versatile cars on the planet. It’s designed to go through corners, but thanks to its efficient engine and bulletproof drivetrain, it also makes for an incredible runway racer. This one just topped 310 mph on the standing mile, making it the fastest street-legal car in the category, ever.

The car, nicknamed BADD GT, is owned and driven by Johnny Bohmer of Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds, a runway racing event-holding company that uses the launch and landing facilities at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This latest run, unsurprisingly, took place at the same location.

The GT in question has been heavily modified, of course, and no longer uses a supercharger but two turbos instead. Makes around 2700 hp, and currently holds the Guinness world record for fastest street-legal standing mile car at 283.2 mph. That record was set in 2012, however, and since then the car has gone 292 mph and now, 310.8 mph.

The run itself looked pretty uneventful except for the very end, when Bohmer jumped on the brakes. The car shifted its weight around, and Bohmer was unable to slow the car in time to reach the end of the runway, despite also deploying a parachute. However, no damage appears to have been done to the car.

Bohmer said in 2017 that his goal was to reach 315 mph in the BADD GT. After completing this 310-mph run, he still thinks there’s more potential in the car. So we think he’s on the verge of a faster run.


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