This year The Texas Mile standing-mile event relocated to the Victoria Regional Airport in Victoria, Texas, and the new setting seems to suit Mark Heidaker’s record-setting 2006 Ford GT. With a revamped combination and a new racing surface, this turbocharged machine set a new record by running over 293 mph, making it the fastest standing-mile Ford GT and setting a new Texas Mile record.
M2K 2006 Ford GT Specs
Engine: Accufab Racing Ford GT 5.4-liter V8
Data Acquisition: MoTeC
Ignition System: MoTeC
Intake: Wilson Manifolds
Wiring: NCS Designs
Tuning and Calibration: NCS Designs
Suspension and Aerodynamics: Ahlman Engineering
After warming up with a 282.2-mph run that was just shy of rival Johnny Böhmer Racing’s record — the Guinness World Record for fastest standing mile in a street car at 283.232-mph — Mark and the M2K crew came back with a run that would leave no doubt who owns the speediest Ford GT on the planet by running over 10-mph faster at 293.6 mph. They accomplished that feat with the factory Ford GT bodywork. Only the mirrors were deleted in the name of aerodynamics, which shows what a great job the Ford designers did with this car.
We also now have the title of the World’s Fastest standing-mile car with the Ford GT. — M2K Motorsports
Indeed it is. At this point, the race is on to see who can top 300 mph in a Ford GT, which is definitely a testament to modular-engine performance.