Go for a ride in Mark Heidaker's Hennessey-built twin turbo Ford GT that set a new standing mile world record at the March, 2012 Texas Mile!
There are very few street legal cars in the world that can go over 200mph, and even fewer that can do it in the scant space of one mile from a stand still.
In March of this year, driver Sean Kennedy piloted a twin turbo Ford GT built by Hennessey Performance to a new world record of 257.7 mph. For perspective, it takes a Veyron several miles to hit its top speed.
What really surprised us was the cockpit camera that revealed how low drama the run was. Kennedy rows the gears with a steady and controlled hand- almost like he's just accelerating onto the freeway.
It's actually not a complete race car either; the GT is still full street legal and even retains all of it's creature comforts. Yep, you could drive this 257.7mph terror to the local cruise night or through the drive-through for some coffee. Actually, we hope the Hennessey boys do that sometime.
Source & Photo: Jalopnik