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      No street legal car has ever topped 300 miles per hour. Johnny Bohmer Racing is attempting to do exactly that. Recently, they hit 292 miles per hour which is a bit short but they lost some boost during the run likely due to a leak somewhere.


      They now believe they can hit 315 and become the first street legal vehicle to top the 300 mark:

      Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Bohmer Racing
      ohnny Bohmer Racing (JBR) arrived at Space Florid's Space Port (Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds) to make a test pass to prepare for “The Quest for 300 MPH” record run in late 2017. Bohmer's goal is to drive the first street legal car to break the 300mph barrier, but is now confident that the new bench mark is 315MPH.

      Johnny Bohmer is the only person on earth who dares to drive a street legal car coined the “BADDGT” at speeds near 1/2 the speed of sound.

      After breaking the Official Guinness World Record for the Fastest Street Car in the Standing Mile at the Shuttle Landing Facility (Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds) in 2012, Johnny Bohmer and his team are working relentlessly to set a NEW World Record by breaking the unimaginable 300 MPH barrier in late 2017. By breaking the 300 MPH mark they will once again create a historical moment in the automotive community. This is the same Tarmac where most of the Shuttle missions and courageous Astronauts have returned home safely, after traveling millions of miles in unpredictable conditions in outer space.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Watch Johnny Bohmer Racing's Ford GT hit 292 miles per hour in an effort to top 300 started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 7 Comments
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Apparently it has roughly 2700 horsepower:

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      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        The power is really solid, but on par with what UGR is doing with Lambo, T1 with GTRs, and D3 Performance Engineering/ProSpeed with that insance TT C6 Vette. For me, the big difference is that this is RWD and putting the power down
      1. BLKROKT's Avatar
        BLKROKT -
        Ridiculous. But can you really call these “street legal” anymore? Let’s see it pass emissions in CA, or as-run with slicks. Maybe “production car based” would be a more accurate description now.
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BLKROKT Click here to enlarge
        Ridiculous. But can you really call these “street legal” anymore? Let’s see it pass emissions in CA, or as-run with slicks. Maybe “production car based” would be a more accurate description now.
        Stock cars barely pass CA emissions... Meanwhile, this could prob pass in FL with some R888s instead of slicks
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        Tires are hardly an issue, those are easily changed and any car ever built could be made "illegal" by throwing on track tires.

        Around here, as long as it has functioning lights, doesn't look like a death trap, doesn't throw an O2 sensor code and generally seems to be functional, it's legal. And in most states apart from CA, that's probably the case.
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
        The power is really solid, but on par with what UGR is doing with Lambo, T1 with GTRs, and D3 Performance Engineering/ProSpeed with that insance TT C6 Vette. For me, the big difference is that this is RWD and putting the power down
        RWD helps on the top end with less drivetrain loss but I think the biggest thing with the GT is how aerodynamic it is. I don't know the Cd but it seems slipperier than the Lambos and waaaaay less drag than those bricks called GTR's.
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        I think this is true, the GT is one of the slipperiest cars out there.