The Texas Mile. A race where contestants show up in a vehicle of their choice (generally one that’s got some power under the hood), and try to get it to go as fast as possible within a one mile strip of road. Well, this Ford GT showed up alright, and left the world with their jaws on the floor.
The ride hit an absurd speed of 293.6 mph, and is officially the fastest street-legal car on Earth, pushing past the Bugatti Veyron’s 267 run and the Hennessey Venom GT’s 270.49. Let’s just say we won’t hold our breath for someone to beat this blue beast’s record. See for yourself:
We’d like to preface todays post by saying this isn’t exactly our aesthetic. Car Styling house Vilner Beijing fitted a Ford Mustang with hair from an actual Mustang horse in the interior. Sure, it might not be the typical taste of a Mustang target customer, but it was for one Chinese buyer who made the special request. The client requested his 2015 5.0-liter V8 Mustang GT fitted with seats authentically sourced from a real mustang horse.
The press release states, “He wanted not only a genuine leather but leather from a real mustang horse. Complete with the hair…” The customer told the styling house, “This is a real Mustang, I want the leather to be from a mustang as well.” He definitely got his point across.
I guess we are just thankful that the entirety of the seats are not covered in hair, (it seems like it is just the sides). We’ll leave this here for your interpretation. As for ours, we’re thinking this customer has, let’s say, interesting taste.
We sure think it is. And as if we needed any, here’s more proof that The Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode is the third fastest accelerating production car ever produced, (only third to the LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder). The Model S P100D has an astonishing 0-60 mph time of ~2.5 seconds. And yes, we’re serious that this pure electric, all-wheel drive model is that quick. DragTimes recently posted a video putting its Ludicrous + mode to the test. The result? Record-setting quarter-mile runs. Introduced with Teslas Software v8.0 release, Ludicrous mode adds acceleration by sacrificing gearbox and battery longevity.
In the video below, DragTimes puts the P100D up against a modified Camaro ZL1 and BMW 550i, and sets a record time of 10.723 seconds at the Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida. Check it out:
And it’s not just a concept. Last year, an owner commissioned his dealership to build him a custom convertible Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Sure, it’s a nice idea, but is the $140,000 price worth it for a $62,000 ride? We’re not sold on that just yet. Turning a car into a convertible is no easy feat, and we salute Drop Top Customs for this transformation. This 2016 Challenger Hellcat is painted Plum Crazy Purple with what looks like custom white leather interior.
Want to make this ride yours? You’re in luck. The car is currently being sold by Vero Beach Chrysler for an asking price of $89,999. Sure, this is far more than the Hellcat’s base of $62,500, but this is a one-of-a-kind hot rod. We’d consider it, and we know you would too.
Another week, another recall. Ford has issued a safety campaign for nearly 6,000 Mustangs in North America due to faulty door handle springs. The manufacturer says that side impact crashes could cause the driver-side door to unlatch, increasing the risk of injury. This doesn’t seem as alarming as, say, faulty airbags or fire risks, but nonetheless Ford wants to take preventative measures. No accidents or injuries related to this issue have been reported.
The defect, according to Ford, only affects the driver-side interior door handle. The cause may be contributed by an improperly oriented return spring. Most of the affected models (5,756) are located in North America, while the rest are in Canada and Mexico. Ford plans to issue notices to owners of affected cars and instruct them to schedule a repair at their local dealer. Once inspected, dealers will either fix the driver-side interior handle or, if necessary, replace it for free.