Yesterday we brought you news of a highly-tuned Lamborghini Gallardo achieving a speed of 403kph over the standing mile, but now that has been eclipsed. Ford GT tuning specialist Heffner Performance broke the standing mile record earlier this week with its awesome twin-turbo machine.
At an event on a Miami Airport runway the 1,900 horsepower GT clocked a massive speed of 429 kph (266.94 mph) from a standing start. This left many crying foul and claiming that the timing equipment was incorrect. Heffner says it’s all legit and although the record is unofficial, the twin-turbo Ford GT will repeat the feat at an upcoming event
Standing mile events are increasing in popularity and are very simple in their format. You get one mile on flat, straight airport runway to go as fast as possible, with a half mile to bring your vehicle to a stop. The vehicle’s speed is recorded at the one mile mark, and that’s all there is to it.
To see a video of the record-breaking pass click on the box below. (more…)