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Hennessey Ford GT runs 212.9 mph in 1/2 mile for new world record [video]

Last we heard from Hennessey's twin-turbo Ford GT was back in March when it set the standing mile world record of 257.7mph (414km/h) at the Texas Mile high speed event in Beeville. This time around the event was the Houston Half Mile Shootout where it ran 212.9mph (341km/h) for a new world record.

Owned by Mark Heidaker and driven by Sean Kennedy, the Ford GT is powered with twin Precision turbochargers breathing into a racing engineered 5.4 liter Accufab Racing engine. It runs on 117 octane racing gasoline while the engine and power management as well as the data acquisition system is controlled by MoTeC tuner and racing consultant, Shane Tecklenburg of Huntington Beach, California.

We'll have to wait until the next Texal Mile event in October to find out if this half mile time will translate into a 260mph speed in the full mile.

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eddie
I do not understand what it is with this super high speeds in cars. I would rather be in a plane going at those speeds. I think most cars should be governed for no more than 100 mph. Gear the car for acceleration thereby smaller engines and better mileage.
May 16, 2012 5:25 pm
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Xanavi23
because knowing you can is enough, and because on many tracks that can be rented or otherwise used by civilian drivers like road america will allow cars like this to go far beyond 100mph, not 250, at road america, can likely reach easily 180mph on the main straight.
May 16, 2012 6:28 pm
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