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Modified 2006 Ford GT Is The Fastest Street Car On Earth: Video

Johnny Bohmer, owner of a 2006 Ford GT with a ludicrous 2,700 horsepower and sponsored by Gas Monkey Garage, challenged himself to turn the car into the only street-legal vehicle capable of galloping at over 300 mph. Not only did Bohmer meet this goal, he far exceeded it and turned that Ford GT into the fastest street-legal vehicle in the world.

On December 9th, 2022, Bohmer took the 2006 Ford GT, dubbed the “BADD GT,” to Space Florida’s Launch and Landing Facility located at the Kennedy Space Center. Topping out at 310.8 mph, the BADD GT’s speed was confirmed by myriad technologies, including a Racelogic Vbox Performance Box Touch, four Garmin Ultra 30 cameras, FuelTech’s ECU and Racepak.

“We believe the BADD GT can do much more than break the record,” Bohmer said. “In its current configuration, we have another 500-700 horsepower that we can work with to really boost the top speed.”

The heavily modified – and specially painted – 2006 Ford GT has valid registration and insurance, runs on E-85 fuel, features a working air conditioner, electric windows and a host of other modern daily driver amenities. In fact, Bohmer uses the overkill GT to take his children to school, and often simply to run errands.

“We’ve been blown away by the capabilities of this car,” said Richard Rawlings, proprietor of Gas Monkey Garage, who began sponsoring the BADD GT in 2016. “Johnny and I are committed to showing the world the kind of speed that this car can achieve and feel we can create records that will last for years.” 

Bohmer has owned the BADD GT since 2006, and in 2010, the vehicle was the first street-legal vehicle to break 250 mph on the standing mile. Bohmer and his 2006 Ford GT secured a Guinness World Record in 2012 for the Fastest Standing Mile in a Street Car at 282.232 mph, which it still holds to this day.

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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Comments

  1. Ford Owner

    Let us see GM try to beat this with a Corvette.

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    1. Ford500guy

      That will never happen.. Suck it up corvette owners… Gt’s rule, corvettes drool…

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    2. Scott Z

      NO Chance with Corvette push-rod 2 valve OHV v8 relic from the ’50’s

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  2. Tom Fargher

    WOW

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  3. Mark B

    What’s truly amazing is that the 2006 body design holds up very well aerodynamically at that speed! Making horsepower these days isn’t that much of a stretch, keeping on the ground, well that’s a another story! Well done!

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  4. Thurston Munn

    Just Bad @ss!!

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  5. Dave Mathers

    Steady as a rock at 310!! Outstanding!

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  6. COBRA THERAPY!!!

    The great FORD GT!!!I hope if they do a new one with the proper V8 motor!!A new 351 or a 7.3 with 1800HP!

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    1. Scott Z

      Totally just don’t devalue the GT with an OHV 2 valve engine. 5.2 V8 DOHC 4 valve S/C any day.

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  7. G O PEE

    People died for the GT

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  8. RWFA

    I seem to recall the Bugatti Veyron hit 304 mph in 2013.

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