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Koenigsegg currently holds the world record for the fastest ever car with its Agera RS, which hit an average top speed of 447.19km/h (277.87mph). Now hypercar manufacturers including the Swedish marque are targetting the magical 300mph (482.8km/h) mark as the next top speed benchmark.
While Bugatti has seemingly given up on a top-speed run with the Chiron, Koenigsegg with its newly unveiled Jesko and Hennessey's Venom F5 are still aiming for that insanely quick top speed record. However, a tuning company from Texas has beaten them to it in a 2500bhp Ford GT, that is actually still street legal.
M2K Motorsports from Fulshear, Texas claims that its tuned 2005 Ford GT makes around 2,000hp at the wheels, which translates to around 2,500hp at the crank. The figure is a claimed figure as apparently no dynamometer can measure the actual output of the car's tuned engine, which in base stock guise is a 5.4-litre supercharged V8 that cranks out 550bhp.
Last Sunday at the Texas Mile event in Victoria, Texas (a city best known for WWE legend Stone Cold Steve Austin), the M2K Motorsports Ford GT hit an absolutely insane top speed of 300.4mph (483.4km/h) over a standing mile (1.6-kilometers).
In 2017, the team had hit 293.6mph (472.5km/h) over a standing mile at the same event. It would seem that whatever work they've done since then has seriously paid off with this new 300mph+ standing mile run in the hulked up Ford GT.
We do wonder what speed the bonkers Ford would have hit if it had gone on for a bit longer. That though would have depended on how much further the aerodynamics of the 05 Ford GT would have allowed to remain stuck to the tarmac at the Victoria Regional Airport.