Well it didn’t take long for another Ford GT to beat the Hennessey’s earlier 1 mile run of 263.3 MPH.
Guinness World Record – Fastest Standing Mile in a Street Car
Performance Power Racing originated in West Palm Beach , Florida by founder John Bohmer 5 years ago. Johnny had been very successful building many mechanical and industrial companies over the years. As he began his automotive journey he found that high speed racing interested him more than anything. January 2009, Johnny announced that his twin turbo Ford GT project was aimed at being the first car to break 250 mph in the standing mile. This project was in development for a little over a year at the time with most of the parts being designed and fabricated either in house or in partnership with the some of the best manufacturers in the respected fields. Continue reading Badd Ford GT by Performance Power Racing – 283.232 miles per hour (World Record)→
One thing you can say about Petter Solberg he has a determination to win, watch as Petter tries to drive himself out of a vineyard only to crash in to some live electric cable pylon at this weekends Rally of France.
By the reports there were no casualties but it looks like the people had a very close shave from the live cables, 2 cars were caught by the falling electric cables.
Ford’s tiny but feisty 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is the reason why a unique road-going Formula Ford race car has scored one of the fastest lap times ever at Germany’s famed Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit.
The one-of a-kind, road-legal version of the latest Formula Ford single-seat racer completed the lap in 7 minutes, 22 seconds to register the 11th fastest time ever on the circuit – a performance that puts it ahead of a host of supercars including the 600+ horsepower Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari Enzo and Pagani Zonda .
Ford are touting the 2012-2013 Shelby GT-500 as the “most powerful series production V8 in the world.”
The ultimate Ford Mustang – Shelby GT500 – raises the bar high on performance by delivering 662 horsepower and a track-tested top speed of more than 200 mph. The 5.8-liter supercharged V8 aluminum-block engine produces 650 horsepower and 631 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful production V8 in the world.
Nearly every part of the powertrain has been optimized for producing the additional horsepower, including a new supercharger, new cross-drilled block and heads, updated camshaft profiles, a new carbon fiber driveshaft and upgraded clutch, transmission and axle.
SVT chief engineer Jamal Hameedi, “Our goal is to create outstanding all-around performance cars, not just stoplight-to-stoplight sprinters. We’ve backed up this amazing powerplant with a more refined chassis tuning that helps keep the rubber on the pavement without punishing the driver’s spine and six-pot Brembo brakes that dissipate speed with ease stop after stop.”
When the first Ford Mustang went on sale in 1964, the Beatles had just broken America and the post-war baby-boom generation was coming of age. The Mustang was a product born to serve the times, the classic mix of dynamic style and affordability ensuring its continuing popularity today.
Conceived in the early 1960’s, the Mustang took the basic design of the Ford Falcon and gave it muscles. It was a looker too – the famous running horse motif and the long sloping hood, lower roof and low seating produced a slimline effect that had instant appeal.
Ford sold 97,705 coupes that year and over four times as many the following. In the midst of demand for a racing model that could take on the Corvette, Carroll Shelby modified 100 ‘K-code’ high-performance models which are still highly praised today. Even as Chevrolet and Pontiac brought out their own new ‘muscle’ cars in the later sixties, they could not rival the Mustang in popularity.
The seventies saw a tighter model with smaller power plants: the less-powerful 2.8L V6 engine was a hit and later a V8 engine was also available meaning that in 1975 Mustang II achieved record sales.
Later in the decade, the Mustang grew in length but lost weight as the lightweight ‘Fox body’ chassis came into being. There were now also luxury options including the ‘Ghia’ model.
The eighties gave the Mustang a turbocharged boost and the convertible, missing for almost a decade, made a comeback. Early nineties saw a redesign and a new 5.0L V8 for the GT, which could gain speeds of 60 miles per hour in around six seconds.
Mustang, in the early noughties, kept the scalloped sides and taillights split into three, reminiscent of the vintage models. With features like smart suspension which reacts to road surface changes, Mustang took a leap into the 21st century and will continue to do so.
Next year the 2013 models coming out range from the Mustang GT to the Boss 302, Shelby GT500 and the V6, building on the success the brand has received across generations.
Here is a short but sweet video of Tanner Foust driving the Ford Focus RS around the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
Tanner Foust is a professional racing driver, stunt driver, and television host. He competes in rally, drift, ice racing, time attack and rallycross with multiple podium placements and national championships. He is a co-host on the American version of the motoring television series,Top Gear
Power for the Ford Focus RS500 comes from the same turbocharged Duratec RS 2.5-L 5-cylinder engine found in the RS. However, power has been increased to around 345-hp with a maximum torque of 339 lb-ft.
That allows the Focus RS500 to go from 0-62 mph in 5.6 seconds with a top speed of 163 mph.