Ford’s quoted top speed for the Ford GT supercar is 216 miles per hour.
Just how close can you get to that speed in the real world under normal conditions? Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds posted this video on their YouTube channel so that we could find out.
The proving grounds in question, at least what we can see from this video, appear to be an extra-long airport runway. On a gloomy, cloudy day, they tested a 2017 Ford GT to see what kind of numbers it can put down on a 2.7 mile straightaway.
The car touches 210 miles per hour for just a moment before the driver shuts it down, gradually slowing until the end of the 2.7 mile runway. That’s pretty impressive given that the car didn’t have the support or special preparations Ford did when they made their top speed run.