Fastest Standing Mile-Street Car: Performance Power Racing breaks Guinness world record (VIDEO)
West Palm Beach, FL, USA -- Johnny Bohmer Owner of Performance Power Racing and Driver of the World Famous BADD GT, along with Matt Lundy, Lead Design Tech, piloted the 1700+ horse power Ford GT down NASA's Shuttle Landing Facility Runway setting a new World Record at 283.232 mph for Fastest Standing Mile-Street Car,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Performance Power Racing Re-Sets the World Record for Fastest Standing Mile-Street Car at 283.232 mph. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the land-speed record (measured over one mile) is 1,227.985 km/h (763.035 mi/h) (Mach 1.020), set by Andy Green (UK) on 15 October 1997 in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA, in Thrust SSC.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the fastest car on ice; 331.61 km/h (206.05 mph) - achieved by Janne Laitinen (Finland), on behalf of Nokian Tyres (Finland), in the Gulf of Bothnia (Frozen Sea), Finland.
The Standing Mile is an event in which a vehicle, from a dead stop, accelerates completely through the one mile mark.
"Our entire team has worked very hard to get here and we are proud to be able to put an American car in the record books as the fastest street car in the world." Mr. Bohmer said about the achievement.
"By NASA allowing us access to a one of a kind facility, we are given the opportunity to explore these technologies and share their benefits. An immense amount of research and development went in to this 3 year project and we are just scratching the surface of where these systems can be utilized outside of the racing arena."
Performance Power Racing is a West Palm Beach based Research and Development Company working directly with Pratt & Whitney on a new high specific strength, high temperature tolerant, Aluminum Alloy branded Pandalloy™.
Performance Power has successfully transitioned and implemented Aerospace Technology in to the Automotive World.