While we're patiently waiting for the likes of Bugatti, Hennessey, and Koenigsegg to break the 300-mph barrier, this 2006 Ford GT has just crowned the speed king. The very same Blue Oval supercar that reached 293.6 mph (472.5 kph) During the last day of the Mile event at the Victoria Regional Airport, the Ford GT warmed up with an initial run during which it hit "only" 174.5 mph (280 kph). The second attempt was closer to the team's target, at 240 mph (386 kph), but it was not until the third run when the supercar effectively made history. M2K Motorsports broke the 300-mph barrier by upping an impressive 300.4 mph (483.44 kph) – all within a mile (1.61 kilometers).
Ford GT, but the modifications it has gone through the vehicle's street-legal status. It's about 2,000 horsepower at the wheels, but in reality, the car actually has more power, closer to 2,500 hp according to M2K Motorsports.
Hitting 300 mph within a mile makes us wonder how much faster it is could go on a longer stretch of the road. We'd be curious about seeing the Ford GT in Germany at the Ehra-Lessien proving ground where it's at unbroken straight measuring 5.6 miles (9 kilometers) where the speed beast could really stretch its legs. Koenigsegg has a new top speed record for somewhere else, namely on Nevada's Route 160 between Las Vegas and Pahrump. Maybe this will give M2K Motorsports an idea …
Source: M2K Motorsports / Facebook, Turnpike Racing League / YouTube