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Hennessey Ford GT at Texas Mile Track

Friday, June 10th, 2011:

 

Check out this video in the cockpit of a Hennessey Ford GT driven by Sean Kennedy at the Texas Mile track. The Ford sports car actually belongs to Mark Heidaker, but the race driver Sean was able to bring the car up to 235 mph (378 km/h) at the Texas Mile track. At the Hennessey tuning companies shop, a custom twin-turbo setup was installed, along with several other parts to bring the output to around 1,000 horsepower. With this kind of a power a straight line race is best, however the Ford GT is still great on the track with the right driver.

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Lamborghini Crashes and Flips At Texas Mile

Friday, October 29th, 2010:

Lamborghini Crashes and Flips At Texas Mile

Back in October 2003 the Texas Mile held its inaugural event with a mile and a half long track allowing drivers to go as fast as possible. It has become very popular for tuning enthusiasts over the years because you can top out your car without getting in trouble with the law. It’s the perfect place to set new records, however you wouldn’t want to be the owner of this twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo. Things went horribly wrong right after he hit the 1 mile marker, immediately deploying the parachute, and sending him off the right side of the track into a furry of flips. No doubt it was the parachute that caused this crash, and the sad part is that the car didn’t even need a parachute. Lamborghini factory brakes would have been plenty to stop the car before the end of the track.

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