History was made on Sunday, March 24, as a souped-up 2006 Ford GT from M2K Motorsports set a new standing mile record at the Texas Mile event.
Setting the record on the mile-long runway of Victoria Regional Airport in Victoria County, Texas, the 2,500 horsepower Ford GT hit 174.5 MPH at the quarter mile and reached a half-mile speed of 240 MPH, before eventually getting to the record-breaking 300.4 MPH point by the end of the run.
As it turns out, this isn’t the first time that the M2K team’s Ford GT has set a speed record. Back in March 2017, the very same GT ran a standing mile at 293.6 MPH. Clearly, the car’s come a long way since then.
Judging from all the exclamation points that the team used in the official Facebook post, you could say they were more than a little bit excited about the historic moment.
When it comes to specs, the folks over at M2K Motorsports clearly did some serious work to make the most beastly speedster possible.
Per Motor 1:
It goes without saying this is far from being a stock Ford GT, but the modifications it has gone through have not removed the vehicle’s street-legal status. It’s said to have a little over 2,000 horsepower at the wheels, but in reality, the car actually has more power, closer to 2,500 hp according to M2K Motorsports. The difference comes from the limitations of the dyno used to measure the sheer power of the upgraded 5.4-liter V8 engine since it simply can’t handle the entire output.
I don’t know how it could possibly top this year’s performance, but something tells me that the M2K team has some pretty epic stuff up its sleeve for next year’s Texas Mile.