The guys over at Hennessey have always had a knack for speed, power, and record breaking. So it doesn’t come to us as surprise that they broke the standing mile record down in Texas. The trio used their Ford GT to reach the record setting speeds at 257.7 mph.
Beneath the wildly wrapped GT lies the beast that powered it all: a twin-turbo charged motor. Their previous setup included a supercharger as well, but that was scrapped and swapped with a more efficient twin turbo setup. What the video above to see the record setting run from the cockpit.
Logitech has launched its Driving Force GT Racing Wheel aka the “official wheel” of Grand Turismo. It has a 24-position real-time adjustment dial for brakes, traction, and damper settings. We love the enthusiasm shown by PR person Ruben Mookerjee, “With the Logitech Driving Force GT, you’re not playing games anymore – you’re racing!”
The 11-inch wheel has an illuminated, audible horn button with GT logo and cant turn 900º. Specifically designed for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue on PS3, which debuts on April 17, the wheel itself will become available in May for $149.00.
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Lost in the sea of hype surrounding Sony’s press conference at this year’s E3 was none other than Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. Rubbing shoulders with other heavy hitters at the keynote, Polyphony Digital’s new entry in the vaunted sim-racer franchise is already looking masterful. You’d think that there were only so many ways to make cars look good and realistic; it seems Sony’s in-house developer has found a new bag of tricks. Forza 2, eat your heart out.