Watch a Twin-Turbo Ford GT Go From Zero to Nearly 300 MPH in One Mile

This heavily-modified 2005 Ford GT just shattered the standing mile world record, hitting 293.6 mph from a dead stop.

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How do you get within kissing distance of 300 mph? You can strap into a Top Fuel dragster, or any of a number of midsize aircraft. Or you can send this twin-turbo Ford GT down a mile-long stretch of pavement. From a halt, it'll get to nearly 300 by the end of that mile.

NCS Designs just uploaded this video of M2K Motorsports' heavily-modified Ford GT obliterating the standing-mile world record at the Texas Mile on March 26th. The Ford, running a fire-breathing 5.4-liter V8 but appearing nearly stock from the outside, hit the end of the mile doing an astounding 293.6 mph.

Watch for yourself:

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M2K Motorsports' decisive standing-mile top speed majorly surpasses the Guinness World Record set by Johnny Bohmer, whose similar Ford GT hit 283.232 in the standing mile in October of 2012.—though we should note that Guinness verifiers were not present for M2K's run, and it's unclear whether the M2K Ford GT is street legal, as Bohmer's is.

The Texas Mile, run on a 1.5-mile-long airstrip at Victoria Regional Airport in Victoria, Texas, hosts standing-mile competitions for street cars, race cars, motorcycles, and land-speed vehicles.

We've got just one question: If this GT can knock on the door of 300 mph in the span of a mile, what could it do on the wide-open 5.4-mile straightaway of Volkswagen's Ehra-Lessien track, the 12-mile loop where the automaker proved the top speed of the various Bugatti Veyron variants?

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