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 Motorsports made the standing-mile run heard ’round the world when its twin-turbo Ford GT reeled off an eye-watering, 293.6-mph pass at The Texas Mile over the weekend. (Photo Credit: M2K Motorsports)
Not willing to rest on their laurels, Mark and the team atM2K Motorsportsupgraded the supercar’sAccufab Racing5.4-liter combo, which breathes through aWilson Manifoldsintake and features a new turbo system featuring stainless steel headers and several titanium pieces. The combination was already good for well over 2,000 horsepower, but when you are looking to set records, more is always better.
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
“We also now have the title of the World’s Fastest standing-mile car with the Ford GT,” M2K Motorsports enthused after the run. “We cannot say enough about the new facility and all the people involved that got this event moved to Victoria. It was awesome to say the least. We also would like to thank all the Texas Mile staff, safety crews and volunteers for all their hard work putting this event on. It is truly awesome!”
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.
In advance of the event, the M2K team upgraded the GT’s Accufab-prepped 5.4-liter engine with a completely new turbo system. Apparently the upgrades paid off!