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Back in March 2012, the Ford GT by Hennessey established a remarkable Texas Mile record with a speed of 257.7 mph, but that did not mark the end of Hennessey’s attempt to dominate the straightaway. The company headed back to the famous track at the biannual Texas Mile Festival of Speed organized in Beeville and, with Sean Kennedy behind the wheel, the Ford GT by Hennessey hit an amazing top speed of 263.3 mph!

This street legal supercar is powered by a 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 engine with twin 67 mm ball bearing turbos, a stainless steel turbo exhaust, stainless steel turbo down pipes, a billet throttle body upgrade, twin wastegates, a fuel system upgrade, an improved mass air sensor, polished turbo inlet and intake pipes, an HPE Engine Management Calibration, and other hardware. This setup allows for a total of 1,000 HP at 6,600 rpm. At its official launch, Hennessey announced that it had a top speed of 245 mph, a 0-60 mph time of 2.8 seconds, and a quarter-mile time of 10.6 seconds at 142 mph. This newest record proves that the company has gone to great lengths to improve upon that performance.

Keep up the good work, Hennessey! We hope to see the Ford GT1000 Twin Turbo blast through this record too!

In 2011, Tasca Racing set out to make history by putting together a Cobra Jet tuning package that could establish a quarter mile run in the sevens. They fell a tad bit short, coming in at a still impressive 8.06 seconds at a speed of170 mph. That time alone was enough to make this Cobra Jet the fastest in the world, but Tasca wanted more.

The Tasca team headed back to the track in an attempt to break their own record. During a test session at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida, Tasca’s Cobra Jet not only smashed its own record, but also became the first to break the 8 second barrier: the car ran the quarter mile in 7.96 seconds at a speed of 174 mph. Shortly after establishing the new record, the Tasca Cobra Jet hit the England Dragway where it ran an incredible time of 7.848 seconds at a speed of 174.4 mph.

Making killer cars and breaking serious records, that is what it is all about in the racing and tuning world.

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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.

It looks as though the new Ford Taurus SHO will also be part of Ford ’s line-up for the upcoming 2012 SEMA Show. The first tuning package that has been announced is by CGS Motorsports and shows off a wrapped Taurus SHO, leaving it dressed to impress for a black-tie affair.

The SHO is geared with CGS Performance Products and all the finest aftermarket components making it worthy to roll out on the red carpet. While no official details have been provided just yet, the first image reveals a carbon fiber engine bonnet, hood, and rear spoiler. The concept is painted in a very cool white combined with different black elements and sits on a new set of wheels combined with new brake calipers.

Under the hood, CGS opted for the 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 engine combined with a six-speed selectShift automatic transmission, but at this point, we can not tell for sure if we will see any power upgrades.

Ford unveiled the facelift version of their Fiesta at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, but U.S. customers will have to wait a bit longer to enjoy the updated compact car. Until then, all we can do is enjoy this very cool tuning kit that B-Spec Magazine is about to unveil at the 2012 SEMA Show.

For their Fiesta project, the guys over at B-Spec Magazine tried to combine form and function in order to obtain a car that will make heads turn, even if it’s just at the show. The only details we have on the car at this point is that it will be painted in a Candy Blue and will feature an audio system that you’ll be able to both hear and feel. There will also be a pretty cool aerodynamic package that makes the car look more aggressive than ever.

Under the hood, there is a 1.6 liter engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission. We don’t know just yet if the engine has received any power updates, but we doubt there will be any more push for a build like this.

The SEMA Auto Show wouldn’t be complete without the presence of Ford’s resident muscle car, the Mustang . SEMA without the Mustang is like 4th of July without the barbecue and fireworks; it just can’t be celebrated that way.

One Mustang in attendance was presented by DSO Eyewear, a sunglass company that has dived into the auto world in the past.

True to the nature of the event, DSO Eyewear spared the pleasantries and went right down to business, fitting the Mustang GT with a Whipple twin-screw supercharger with its own intercooler. The result is a Mustang GT that carries an improved output of 750 horsepower, a drastic upgrade from the stock model’s 420-horsepower capabilities.

Meanwhile, the exterior of the Mustang GT was treated to a BASF RM Onyx HD waterborne Pearl Custom tri-coat white with deep black accents to go with applied custom paintwork from CW Restoration. A body kit was also installed to the muscle car courtesy of 3D Carbon. The kit includes front fender vents, a front air dam, side skirts, a rear window U-trim, and a new grille and hood struts from Classic Design Concepts. Matching the new grille is a custom lower matching grille set from MAD-Industries, Tera LED evolution lighting and Forenza wiper blades from PIAA, a Coverking stretch satin custom car cover, and a new set of enormous 22" MHT Luxury Alloy Niche Monza A440 3-piece wheels wrapped in Pirelli PZero Nero tires.

As for the interior, Katzkin Midnight Tuscany leather seats with perforated raven inserts highlight the program. It’s complemented by a leather and Alcantera covered OEM steering wheel and shift knob from DSV Customs, Pearl tri-coat white painted interior accents, a custom rear window sub shelf from MAD-Industries, Tera LED evolution lighting from PIAA, SRP billet aluminum anodized racing pedals, custom floor mats from Lloyd’s Mats, and a factory navigation upgrade from Rosen.

Needless to say, that Whipple twin-screw supercharger is the unquestioned star of DSO Eyewear’s program for the Mustang GT. For an eyewear company, these guys sure know what they’re doing when it comes to dishing out chops in the aftermarket scene.

We’re continuing our coverage of the Ford Mustang’s SEMA lineup with 3dCarbon’s rendition of the muscle car. Their latest "Boy Racer" package is based on the 2013 Ford Mustang and looks as though it has taken the Mustang from the racing strip to the bright lights of the Vegas strip.

The Ford Mustang by 3dCarbon features a minimal body kit that is then painted in a bright red with yellow racing stripes. Other yellow accents can be found on the exterior mirrors and wheels.

The interior is just as striking as the exterior and includes a very cool Pecca Leather trim and custom, leather-trimmed Recaro sport bucket seats, accented with red racing stripes.

At this point, we’re not really sure if the engine has received any updates, but we doubt that with a name like "Boy Racer," the muscle car will be left void of any power enhancements. Guess we’ll found out as soon as the SEMA Show doors open.

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Courtesy of Whiteside Customs and Kalem Romero-Photography, this white Ford Mustang GT is one of the few examples that Texas-based aftermarket firm Whiteside Customs has in store for the eager and excited audience at the S.E.M.A Auto Show.

The canvas used by Whiteside Customs is a stock 2012 Ford Mustang GT that currently has been one of the most-modified platforms put on display by many of the manufacturers at the SEMA show.

This build features the usual set of modifications that has wowed people at the S.E.M.A Auto Show over the years, such as 6-piston front and 4-piston rear Willwood disc brakes, MBRP Performance exhaust system, MagnaCharger 2300 supercharger, Maximum Motorsports four-point bolt-in rollcage and BC Racing suspension, a coilover suspension featuring 30 levels of dampening adjustment and full ride-height adjustment. With these in tow, this ’Stang is ready to rock and roll the show floor and give the other custom muscle cars a run for their money.

Click past the jump to check out the details of this Ford Mustang GT By Whiteside Customs.

Ford Mustang is currently in its fifth generation with the sixth generation just around the corner. Each of the generations have their own design and features that set it apart, but for the 2012 SEMA Auto Show, M2-Motoring will showcase a Mustang that will incorporate the highlights of each generation on one amazing Mustang concept.

M2-Motoring wanted to improve every aspect of the muscle car’s performance so they made any change they could possibly think of. This began with the heavy use of lightweight carbon fiber and other weight reduction techniques. The engine’s output was increased thanks to forced induction, but the results of that modifications are still being kept under wraps.

The aerodynamic package includes a new carbon fiber front lip and side skirts, a carbon fiber hood, and a carbon fiber roof with racing stripes running through. The concept is panted in a custom Valencia orange paint and sits on a new set of 20" Savini forged wheels.

The hype for the Mustang by M2-Motoring is definitely greater than the modifications we see as of right now. We’re hoping that when the 2012 SEMA Auto Show opens its doors, the tuner will lay out the rest of details.

Trucks aren’t exactly famous for their luxurious touches. Of course, we doubt that anyone looking to buy a pick-up is doing so to get Rolls-Royce type luxury, so that has never really mattered. Chris Ross feels a little different about this, as he has developed a new tuning package based on the Ford F-150 Raptor . With its 411 HP 6.2-liter V8 engine in tow, this pick-up truck has just received a Luxury Performance Raptor for the 2012 SEMA Auto Show.

The Ford F-150 was developed in cooperation with teams like Roush Performance, Fox Racing, and Meguiar, and takes the pick-up to an unexpected level of luxury. Roush is offering a Phase 2 ROUSHcharger kit that will increase the output to an impressive 590 hp and 535 lb.-ft. of torque.

In order to handle the extra power, the truck was also equipped with a new suspension kit and a new set of wheels sized 19" up front and 20" at the rear.

More details on this impressive kit will be unveiled during the 2012 SEMA Auto Show, so stay tuned!

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