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Forget Hennessey and Koenigsegg, Watch this Ford GT Break 300 MPH

A Car From 2006 Pulled it Off

While Hennessey and Koenigsegg are working hard to make a car that can top 300 mph, the guys at M2K Motorsports took their 2006 Ford GT and rocketed past the 300 mph barrier. The team took their street legal Ford GT all the way up to 293.6 mph a few years ago, according to Motor1, and now they’ve toppled the barrier that supercar manufacturers were trying to get past.

The top speed was achieved in three runs at the Texas Mile event organized at the Victoria Regional Airport. Yep, the car only had one mile to hit the speed. As you can see in the video, it gets close before it actually goes over. The car did a run at 299 mph. Then it topped out the next time at 300.4 mph.

With only a mile of pavement for each run, it makes you wonder how fast the car would have gone had it had more room to stretch its legs. Obviously, the 2006 Ford GT that made the 300 mph run was not a stock car. It is street legal, though, according to Motor1. 

Koenigsegg, Hennessey, Bugatti, and all the other automakers out there trying to make a production car that can do 300 mph might not be too happy about this, but the thing about this particular Ford GT is that there’s only this one car. While there are other Ford GTs out there that could be made to go this fast, the other hypercar manufacturers will have their rides go that speed from the factory floor.