[Staff, 2022-12-19 14:57:21,
On one of the longest runways in the world, a highly modified Ford GT goes 310.8 mph — with barely enough room to stop before hitting the weeds.
Johnny Bohmer is claiming the title of fastest street-legal car in the world. His BADD GT, a 2006 Ford GT, topped 310 mph on the extralong runway at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
One Owner, Low Miles
Bohmer’s history with this Ford GT is a long one. He bought the car new in 2006 and from day one the goal was to make it faster. Not just that, but to build the fastest street car in the world and to break the 300mph barrier.
The BADD GT — Bohmer’s name for the car — broke 250 mph in the standing mile in 2010. It then scored a Guinness World Record for the standing mile when it hit 282.232 mph in 2012.
Bohmer is understandably proud of the new top speed, but he didn’t have much to say about the car. We do know that it still has a 5.4L V8, though there isn’t much left in it that originally came from Ford. The engine has twin turbos, and way back in 2018 it made 2,700 horsepower. Back then it ran to just shy of 300 mph, so we’re thinking it has a whole lot more power today.
Top-Speed Run: A Happy Accident
With even more power on tap, part of what makes the run so impressive is that Bohmer wasn’t going flat out. He wasn’t even going for a record or a top speed.
The team was testing the car….
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