A Ford Racing modified 2011 Mustang GT has become the fastest production car in the world after David Ragan set the Bristol Half Mile speed record at Bristol Motor Speedway during the World’s Fastest Half-Mile Speed Trials. The Mustang lapped the track at 98.497 mph in 19.481 seconds, with second place going to Scott Russell’s Yamaha Superbike run of 97.990 mph in 19.582 seconds.

The Kona Blue Ford Mustang GT was able to achieve such a feat with its 5.0L supercharged engine provided by Ford Racing. The supercharger kit was able to boost the total output to a blistering 624 HP, up from 412 HP. The suspension was also modified with a Ford Racing FR3 handling pack and stopping power came from the new Brembo big brake kit.

You can catch the full World’s Fastest Half-Mile Speed Trials on SpeedTV on April 2, 2011 at 10pm est, but for now, check out the video to see Ragan and his Mustang claim the finishline.

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Source: Mustangs Daily

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16 comments:

  (477) posted on 05.9.2011

Aside from the fact that we seen on how the Mustang evolve on its look and design. The engine performance boost also! I really love the record set for this car! Its feels like saying “who’s the real king of the road?”

  (1211) posted on 04.1.2011

They are really a high class and fastest production grade cars. Though I only see tuned version of this car every where.

  (25) posted on 03.31.2011

Now yet again another fastest production car. With the competition rising, trying to beat each other with more super cars remodeled to production cars, we can see more and more coming on the way.

  (592) posted on 03.29.2011

Well, production or not, there is only one thing certain about this one, that it broke the record. Now lets see what kind of car would do that next.

  (337) posted on 03.28.2011

Yeah, you’re right, this Mustang can still be considered a production version since they really didn’t do that much upgrades. It’s as if they ran a production car with those equipment as default.

  (347) posted on 03.28.2011

Yeah, I would agree with you on that one, a ZR1 would in fact be able to reach these speeds easily. However, they would still need to do some modifications to it in order for it to sustain such speeds.

  (7) posted on 03.25.2011

That’s kind of misleading here. This wasn’t a production car. This was a 5.0 that Ford "modified" with their parts. While quite good results, isn’t there actually numerous cars out there that are "factory" that could run quicker. A ZR1 first comes to mind.

  (313) posted on 03.25.2011

Is that the new face of Mustang? I just asked because Im so tired and sick of Mustang. I agree with you Angelsilhouette. Mustang can;t go that far!

  (647) posted on 03.25.2011

Now this fastest car competition is starting to heat up. Wonder which brand is going to take that record next. Ferrari would still probably be a strong contender.

  (412) posted on 03.25.2011

Well that one isn’t really that surprising, considering the amount of power that is in that engine. I think that this one can’t be considered as a production car at all, as it has already been modified.

  (570) posted on 03.24.2011

Why does Ford keeps on making a Mustang? It would be better if they kill its production and make another fresh concept! i bet everyone is looking forward for this!

  (50) posted on 03.24.2011

Wasn’t one of Bugatti’s claims that, in a drag race, it could let a Mclaren get to 100mph before taking off and beat it to 200mph? I’m having trouble imagining a Mustang to be quicker than that.

  (32) posted on 03.24.2011

This would be one of the better revolutions in the car racing today...

  (31) posted on 03.24.2011

wow!the fastest production car .....I believe most of us would love it...

  (1) posted on 03.24.2011

The title is misleading...should read "2011 Mustang GT Becomes Fastest Production Car- at Bristol"

  (428) posted on 03.24.2011

Well now, a lot of cars are now finally challenging the Veyron’s reign. But since this one is only for a short burst, I am not really sure if it can beat Bugatti’s mark.

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