Shelby GT500 Super Snake

With the ever-increasing horsepower limits of modern cars the standing mile has recently become the new benchmark in straight line performance. Incredibly, many highly modified cars including the Ford GT have achieved more than 250 mph in the standing start test.

While perhaps not as fast as the more expensive supercars, several Ford Mustangs have put down some pretty impressive numbers in the standing mile. Earlier this year the twin-turbo 2011 Mustang project of Ken Bjonnes, Jon Lund and Jake Long did more than 206 mph at the Texas Mile, and Creations ‘n Chrome’s SEMA Boy Racer Mustang achieved an impressive 182 mph at the Mojave Mile a few months later – not bad for a show car.

The king of Mustangs when it comes to the standing mile, however, is this 2007 Shelby GT500 Super Snake built by Revan Racing. Powered by a fully built 5.8L V8 from L&M Engines fitted with a Kenne Bell 3.6L liquid-cooled supercharger system, the Shelby reached an incredible 220.8 mph at the Texas Mile event late last month. As far as we know, that makes it the world’s fastest street legal Mustang.

You can watch a video of the amazing run below.

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