A Huracan Hit A Staggering Time In The Standing Half Mile
Earlier this year a Ford GT hit 293 mph in a standing mile. To say that’s impressive is an understatement. That is flat getting it done for a standing mile. But there have now been more impressive numbers released. 2017 is looking like the year for speed.
According to The Drive, the Underground Racing team got a Lamborghini Huracan to 250 mph in the standing half mile. That means in half the distance, a Lambo was only 40 mph shy of the GT’s top speed. Think about that…that’s insane. To help put that in perspective, at that speed, the Huracan is covering more than the length of a football field every second. As with any speed record, there are a number of factors that come into play. To hit that speed in a half mile, the Huracan needed to violently accelerate. That means having super tall gearing that let it hit 250 at or right near the redline. But even still, 250 mph in just half a mile is crazy.
Think about the speed to distance ratio on that! That’s why this Huracan now holds the half mile record. And we’re betting that they’re already trying to find a way to go quicker because, well, who wouldn’t?
This Sunday at 9am there’s all new tech from the shops. In Truck Tech, the ’89 Blazer gets stripped to bare metal for repair, and the SuperMax Silverado is treated to front suspension, fuel delivery upgrades, and performance brakes.
And this week on PowerNation Katie features the 1967 Gabriel El Camino that you can enter to win. Truck Tech’s Jeremy and LT haven’t finished it yet, but we wanted to show it to you now after the awesome paint scheme Jeremy laid down. Gabriel’s Director of Marketing Jonathon Gore will join Katie to talk about the 50th anniversary of HiJacker Shocks and how this El Camino is a celebration of that. It has a LS making about 550 horsepower and of course comes with HiJacker Shocks. Check it out this week on PowerNation. To enter you can visit www.Gabriel.com or www.PowerNationTV.com