Video: Hennessey Ford GT1500 hits 235.1 mph at Texas Mile

Hennessey Ford GT1500 at Texas Mile

A couple of times a year, some of the fastest and most powerful cars hit up Texas to show-off their top-speed runs at the Texas Mile. The high-performance and highly modified cars have a straight runway to get the highest top speed at the one-mile marker.

This time around, Mark Heidaker and Sean Kennedy, who drove their Hennessey developed twin-turbocharged Ford GT to a top speed of 235.1 mph into a headwind of 20 mph.

Known as the Hennessy GT1500, the model gets two 67-mm ball-bearing turbos, custom intake and exhaust, twin waste gates and twin blow-off valves. The team also upgraded the fuel system with new lines, pump, fuel rails and injectors. The result? 1,500-hp.

Check out the video after the jump.

Source: AutoWeek

– By: Omar Rana