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2006 Ford GT Sets New Record
For Standing Mile of 283.232 MPH
Performance Power's Ford GT sets new standing mile record
A new record for the fastest standing mile was set Oct. 16 at 283.232mph with a specially-prepared 2006 Ford GT with 1700hp. The run was made at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida by Performance Power Racing owner Johnny Bohme.
The standing mile is an event in which a vehicle, from a dead stop, accelerates completely through the one-mile mark. The West Palm Beach-based R&D company worked with Pratt & Whitney on a new high specific strength, high temperature-tolerant aluminum alloy named Pandalloy, which was used to design and manufacture parts used specifically for the attempt.
The run was measured by Tag Heuer timing equipment and verified by officials from the International Mile Racing Assn., who recognized the run as a new IMRA world record.
Crew included lead design tech Matt Lundy, Jeff McEachran, Frank Richert, George Brown and Matt Lilly.