Setting the record on the mile-long runway of Victoria Regional Airport in Victoria County, Texas, the souped-up 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 pure power that the record-breaking sports car was working with, 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.Advertisement
2,500 horsepower? That’s just ridiculous. Keep in mind that this is also a 2006 Ford GT model. The M2K Motorsports team is clearly a bunch of wizards when it comes to car customization.
This post was originally published on March 25, 2019.