Records are meant to be broken-even if they are your own. And that’s just what Johnny Bohmer, owner of Performance Power Racing did. In 2011, Bohemer and team set the world record in the standing mile for a production car driving 223.42mph driving the BADD Ford GT. A year later, the Performance Power Racing Ford GT re-set the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Standing Mile-Street Car at a mind-blowing 283.232 mph. That’s right, the Ford GT went from zero to over 280 mph in one mile, fast enough to out-accelerate a fighter jet during takeoff. And it appears 283 isn’t fast enough either. Plans are underway to attempt to become the first street legal car to break the 300 mph barrier in the standing mile. Ford fanatics and general car enthusiasts; assemble and enjoy the world’s fastest, BADD Ford GT!
The car is powered by a twin turbocharged Ford V8, developing 1700+ horsepower. The records it holds are almost unmatchable: world’s fastest car, fastest standing mile, fastest accelerating car, and most powerful car. The record breaking run took place at NASA’s Space Shuttle Landing Facility Runway where the Ford GT made several passes in order to clinch the title. That the Ford GT was allowed to run on a private runway is not “rocket science”.
When they’re not building monster Ford GTs, Performance Power Racing builds state of the art aerospace components for defense contractors like Pratt & Whitney. There’s no word on which parts used PPR technology to reach the massive 1700+ hp figure either, but there’s no doubt that this Ford GT is a four-wheeled rocket.
The run was measured by Tag Heuer timing equipment and verified by officials from the International Mile Racing Association, who recognized the run as a new IMRA world record, as well as being certified by the Guinness Book of World Records.