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Ford GT Sets New Standing Mile Record

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Most of us like to judge supercars’ performance through real world tests, as well as the provided statistical figures. One of our favorite real world test is the Standing-Mile, an event where, from a dead stop, you push the pedal right into the floor, for a whole mile. The top speed achieved at the end of the mile is the deciding factor on whether you can brag around or sit quietly in some corner.

Well, Performance Power Racing, the guys behind the Ford GT seen in the picture above, decided to brag about it. Their bragging went to such an extent that they contacted Guinness World Records to check out what they achieved. With the official record folks on hand, this tuning company was able to break the standing mile record that they themselves had set a couple of years ago. Now that’s dedication towards improvement.

Performance Power Racing’s Ford GT’s new record is for the Fastest Standing Mile-Street Car at a Bugatti-shaming speed of 283.232mph. The record they broke was set by the very same car that then clocked a speed of 253.97mph. Okay, we get it! PPR knows how to make really fast cars.

To achieve that result, PPR tuned the GT to produce 1700bhp, while replacing the stock parts with Pandalloy Aluminum Alloys. Then, with the kind permission of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, tests were conducted on the Space Shuttle Facility on how PPR could break their standing record by an even wider margin whilst reducing emissions, increasing fuel economy, and lowering the vehicle’s carbon footprint.

A proud Johnny Bohmer, Owner of PPR and the driver of the record-breaking Ford GT, says "Our entire team has worked very hard to get here and we are proud to be able to put an American car in the record books as the fastest street car in the world. By NASA allowing us access to a one of a kind facility, we are given the opportunity to explore these technologies and share their benefits. An immense amount of research and development went in to this 3 year project and we are just scratching the surface of where these systems can be utilized outside of the racing arena.”

Surprisingly, this record breaking GT nearly looks like any other Ford GT. The best part is, you can drive this on the street without the cops bothering you. Yes, it’s street-legal with air-conditioning as standard.

This is what we love about American tuners and supercars such as the PPR Ford GT, the Dodge Viper, and the Chevrolet Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. They cost nearly a third less than their European counterparts and will still blow them out of the water, if not statistically, then on the basis of how fun they are to drive.


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Thats nowhere near the point... In fact I think everyone here is missing the point. This ford can hit 283.232 in 1 MILE. The veyron or the veyron supersport cant do anywhere near that, near could they with 1800 hp considering that All-Wheel Drive tranny’s tend to be much less reliable for drag racing. Why do you only see RWD drag cars pulling low times? Less things to break. Asking if this car can handle well is honestly a stupid question. I mean sure, if you put it in that aspect, this car probably cant grip as-well as a Bugatti unless it was detuned. But again, if it was detuned to maybe 1,000 hp it could probably beat a veyron around the track. I can’t stress this enough, why don’t you see any AWD system in such famous races as lemans, formula 1, JGTC, BTCC, ALMS? Because AWD is only usefull at low speeds. Once RWD gains traction, it could easily pull away on the track from the buggati. "bugatti and koenigsegg could both do a faster car if they want to, but i guess they don’t really bother." "it is not only handling. it’s about comfort, exclusivity and even that X factor that super cars have! a lamborghini screams "crazy" and "super" just when you look at it!" The first quote is utter bull considering that both companies have built they’re ultimate machines and even for top speed they get no were close to what this thing does in the mile. Both of these quotes have no factual evidence or even showing that they read the article and looked at the car. Clearly you can see that the Ford has AC, radio and basically a full interior. Sure it doesn’t have a navigation, but neither does Bugatti or koenigsegg. And if you don’t think the ford GT is exclusive, I dont know what you’ve been looking at for facts. Im pretty sure the ford GT is more rare then any similarly priced Lamborghini, and whether they could keep up with this GT is out of the question. And I know this isn’t completely relevant, but I hate when people say "I like the Bugatti because its luxurious." What are you talking about? Sure the materials might be relatively luxurious, but for a 1-2.5 million dollar car how does it not have a navigation?!?!? Thats the first thing that comes to mind when I think of luxury in a car. Plus you could probably get that same stitching in the seats, the same liner for the cabin and it would be much less. The Bugatti is a status symbol; its over priced for what it is. I can get a navigation built in to a car that costs under 20 grand. Its ridiculous, and if they say that "there isn’t any navigation system that could be paired with the brilliance of this car" or something along the lines of that, they’re simply saying that because they were to lazy to put it in, or they ran out of the money from VW. Im done with my rant, but on a final note, I don’t see why people are even comparing this car to the Veyron, when this beats it in what this and the veyron were made for, speed.

i love the fact that a car that costs 1/3 of the price of another car can smash it into pieces!

bugatti and koenigsegg could both do a faster car if they want to, but i guess they don’t really bother.

porsche did a 1200 HP carrera, i guess that bugatti could do a 1700+ HP car if they really wanted to.

even though this car could beat a veyron, the latter it still is better. it is luxurious AND fast, while this one is just fast.

it is not only handling. it’s about comfort, exclusivity and even that X factor that super cars have! a lamborghini screams "crazy" and "super" just when you look at it!

500.000$ is quite a lot of money for a car. and speed and handling are not the sole things that mater in a car. comfort and exclusivity matter too. and that X factor that cars like lamborghini and ferrari and other european super cars have matters!

i think midocar has a good point. we compare the speed alone. but what about handling?

you can tell this car has some rocket science in it! after all, that is rocket fast!

i think you are wrong to some extent midocar. a super car is meant to go fast, and this ford does! and it is cheaper too!

you do realize you are comparing apples with mangos by only which is sweeter, right?

1/3 of the price and 30 mph more? that sounds good to me.

so if this car is 1/3 of veyron price, it means it is about 500.000$?

wow! 283 mph is alot!!!

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