Feature Flick: Watch a Hennessey-Tuned Ford GT Hit 212.9 MPH, Break Half-Mile Record

With a reputation for transforming fast cars into barely-street-legal, gasoline-fueled missiles, Hennessey Performance always satisfies our hunger for high horsepower. The company’s latest videos show it’s still up to its old tricks. The Hennessey-modified Ford GT of Mark Heidaker broke the record for standing half-mile at 212.9 mph, the car’s second speed record this year.

The Hennessey-built Ford GT1000 boast a twin-turbo setup – in addition to the stock roots-type supercharger of the Ford GT’s 5.4-liter V-8 – and produces a claimed 1000 hp at 6600 rpm. Heidaker’s Ford GT, however, has been modified even further to a claimed 2000 hp. The record was set at this past weekend’s Houston Half Mile Shootout, Hennessey says, and joins the standing-mile record of 257.7 mph the car set in March at the Texas Mile. Sean Kennedy drove the Ford GT at both events.

A rear-facing camera was mounted on the car for its record-setting run, and you can watch the start line disappear in a matter of seconds in the video below. If you haven’t already seen it, you should also check out the car’s 257.7-mph run from earlier this year.

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Source: Hennessey, YouTube

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2006 Ford GT

2006 Ford GT

MSRP $149,995 Base Coupe

0-60 MPH:

3.4 SECS


13 City / 21 Hwy

Horse Power:

550 @ 6500