Watch A 2,000 HP Ford GT Destroy The Old Texas Mile Record At 278 MPH

Twice a year down in Beeville, Texas, the craziest and bravest power mongers in America get together for the celebration of speed that is the Texas Mile. For the last few years the twin-turbo Hennessey Ford GT dominated the speed records there — until this weekend, when a new GT obliterated the old record.


The Official Texas Mile Facebook Page reports that a 2,000 horsepower Ford GT built by M2K Motorsports annihilated the 267.6 mph record set this past March by 10.6 mph. That's right — this monstrous machine hit 278.2 mph during the Mile run.


Welcome to Insanetown, Texas, population one Ford GT.

M2K's website offers few details on this car, but the comments on the YouTube video indicate it was some kind of side project done by Hennessey employees. If you have info on this car, feel free to drop them in the comments.

At any rate, their car makes the old 257.7 mph record set way back in 2012 look positively slow. How much faster can a Ford GT get? I can't wait to see at next year's Mile.

Hat tip to Automatch and Matt at Chevy vs Ford for the video!

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M2K Motorsports

The Ford GT here for discussion is owned by Mark Heidaker and built and tuned by M2K Motorsports out of Fulshear, Texas. This is the same car that held the previous record at the Texas Mile at speeds of 257.7mph, 263.3mph and 267.6mph. After the last event the car was brought back home and disassembled at my house after an understanding was reached between Hennessey Motorsports and car owner. This project turned into way more then any of us could have expected and since the car had been built after hours by Kevin Kesterson the decision was made to build at our own place. No disrespect to Hennessey and appreciate the use of a lift but the time had come not to take up more of their time and space and start preparing this monster at a shop our own. Months of hard work getting M2K Motorsports ready to tackle such a task and with the skill of Kevin Kesterson turning the wrenches and a new fuel system and one pissed off motor from John Mihovetz with a new set of cams, the time came to install a professional tune by Shane T. with ST Consulting. The results speak volume once the team got it all together, a NEW TEXAS MILE RECORD was broken in Beeville, Texas with a speed of 278.2mph!!!!

Thanks M2K Motorsports!!!!

Mark Heidaker
Ford GT Car Owner