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Previous-gen Ford GT does 344 km/h (214 mph) on a mile-long strip

18-06-2019 08:23
Take this particular 2006 Ford GT, which made a mile-long test run at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds, FL, USA

There is no denying that the latest Ford GT generation boasts unparalleled performance specs that make the previous one pale in comparison. However, car enthusiasts the world over aren’t too eager to discount the old model just yet – and for a good reason, too. Take this particular 2006 Ford GT, which made a mile-long test run at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds, FL, USA, a few days ago and hit 344.555 km/h (214.097 mph) as it did so. To put things into perspective, the factory-stock latest-gen GT finished the same distance going at 338 km/h (210 mph).

The car had its 5.4-liter supercharged V8 dialed up to 700 horsepower (522 kilowatts), but we don’t have any the specifics to report.

By the way, the world’s strongest Ford GT to date was built by M2K Motorsports. Earlier this year, the tuner showed us the RWD two-seater reportedly boosted to a mind-boggling 2,500 horsepower (1,864 kilowatts). The vehicle blazed through a mile-long drag strip and had 300.4 mph (483.4 km/h) on the odometer when it hit the finish line, a mark still unclaimed by the best street-legal hypercars from Hennessey or Koenigsegg.

Photo: carscoops.com



Chief Editor Olga Markelova
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