Ford GT Sets Top Speed Record in Guinness World Records

A custom Ford GT has managed to hit a speed of 283.232 mph (455.82 km/h) in a standing mile at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center on NASA’s Shuttle Landing Facility runway.

This heavily modified street-legal Ford GT, created by Performance Power Racing features two turbos and various components made from “pandalloy”. “Pandalloy” is an aerospace aluminum alloy developed in collaboration with Pratt and Whitney, which thanks to characteristics like reduced weight, high strength and temperature resistance makes it perfect for racing applications.

By pumping out 1,700 hp (1267 kW), this Ford had set the Guinness World Record for top speed in a street legal car by reaching a Tag Heuer-measured 283.232 mph in 5,280 feet (1609 meters), or one mile.