Video: Hennessey Ford GT's 212.9 mph standing 1/2 Mile world record

Back in March 2012, the Hennessey Ford GT became the fastest car at Texas Mile with an impressive top speed of 257.7 mph. Now, the supercar has set a new world record. With Sean Kennedy behind the wheel, the Hennessey GT posted a new standing half-mile record of 219.9mph in the half mile. This impressive result was achieved at the 8,000-foot runway of Ellington Airport, the Houston Half Mile.

The Hennessey Ford GT that established this impressive record was powered by an Accufab Racing V8 engine updated with two Precision Turbochargers for an impressive output of 2000 bhp. By comparison, the most powerful Hennessey Ford GT is the GT1000, a model that has a Twin-Turbo 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 engine that produces 1,000 horsepower at 6,600 rpm. The GT1000 has a 0-60 mph time of 2.8 seconds, a quarter-mile time of 10.6 seconds at 142 mph, and an increased top speed of 245 mph.


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4 comments:

Ford impressed us in different ways like this one. I’m sure that the other companies are bothered by now.

I didn’t like the sound the engine. It’s too loud for me. But the performance really amazed me.

Need I say more? It is evident on the video how it pretty much flew throughout the track!

It’s not the only supercar I’ve known which can exert such a great amount of ponies and torque, but it still is one of the most astounding supercars with impressive performance that is considered a record-breaker.

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