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 |  Aug 08 2012, 8:01 AM

Heading to this year’s Bonneville SpeedWeek, which runs from August 11th through August 17th, will be ACAT Global’s Ferrari 575 with its goal set at breaking the land speed record of 232 mph.

Advanced Clean Air Technologies (ACAT) teamed up with JBR Motorsports’ Jim Busby to convert a regular, production Ferrari 575 into a top speed competitor. ACAT specializes in manufacturing the “world’s lightest, smallest, most cost-effective, and greenest catalytic converters on the market,” according to the company.

But none of that really matters when you’re trying to break the land speed record (in the CGT class) of 232 mph in a Ferrari.

Racing in the Grand Touring class at the Bonneville Speed Flats, ACAT Global’s Joe Moch will be behind the wheel. The team will be supported by Land Speed Record veterans Van and Kathy Butler. The couple have been competing and volunteering for the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) for many years. Kathy holds over 40 Motorcycle World Land Speed Records.