A Huracan Hits 250 MPH In A Half Mile
May 23rd, 2017
Just this year, a Ford GT hit 293.6 mph in a standing mile. To say that's impressive is an understatement. Like, really impressive. 293.6 is flat getting it done for a standing mile. But there are more impressive numbers that have been released. 2017 is looking like the year for speed.
Now, a Lamborghini Huracan has done 250.2 mph in the standing half mile. We're saying that in half the distance, a Lambo was only 40 mph shy of the GT's top speed. Think about that...that's insane.
As with any speed record, there are a number of factors that come into play. It's pretty unlikely that the Huracan would get close to the GT's top speed, especially in half the time. To hit that speed in a half mile, the Huracan needed to violently accelerate. That means having super tall gearing that'll let it hit 250 at or right near the redline. There likely also isn't more room to get 50 mph more out of the car.
But even still, 250 mph in just half a mile is insanity. Think about the speed to distance ratio on that! That's why this Huracan from Underground Racing 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?