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The 283 MPH Ford GT

by Paul Strauss

By taking one of Ford’s modern-day GT’s and amping it up to a monstrous 1,700 horsepower, Performance Power Racing produced a tuned vehicle that was able to turn in a record-setting 283.232 mph in the standing mile. Where, you might ask, can you drive a car at 283 mph? On the runway at the Kennedy Space Center – which was built long enough to handle Space Shuttle landings.

While we’re not sure it’s fair to compare a stock Bugatti Veyron to this highly tuned and modded Ford GT, it’s still pretty incredible that they were able to push it up to that speed. In fact, they set this record back at the end of 2012, but it still stands as the fastest standing mile in a street car.

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