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 |  Mar 24 2013, 9:01 AM

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Last year, the Hennessey Performance Ford GT set a standing mile record at 257 mph, shattering the former record of 223 mph set by a 2006 Ford GT. This year, the same car broke its own record hitting 267.6 mph in a standing mile in Texas.

Owned by Mark Heidaker, the Ford GT has been built by Hennessey Performance and Accufab Racing and was once again driven by Sean Kennedy during the record run. The Ford GT is equipped with a twin-turbo, 5.4-liter V8 though its actual performance specifications are unknown. Last year, John Hennessey went on the record saying that “2000 hp is a pretty safe bet.”

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That new record put the Hennessey Ford GT just two tenths of a second behind the production car top speed record of 267.81 mph, set by the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport.

Undoubtedly, a video will soon surface of the record-setting run and AutoGuide will be sure to have an update to this story when it does.

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