Don't know where to post this, it's not directly related to the GT40 but it is a mid engine V8. The world top speed record for a production car has been broken, it's no longer the Veyron, it's now a local (Wash. state) effort. The SSC Ultimate Aero. Not bad for 1/3 the price of the Bugatti.
No PS, no traction control, 2wd, twin turbo v8, 1,183 hp, 1,094 ft/lbs torque.
256 mph, AND they ran out of road.... The world's fastest street-legal car - BusinessWeek.com - MSNBC.com
Has anyone pursued top speed records in their 40's? I was thinking about the salt flats but the more I look at it the less I like it. The salt is smooth but the traction is weak. Get out of line and you're spinning at best or catching air and flipping. Plus the salt gets in everything and is corrosive.
I've heard about the speed trials back east but is there anything in the west for top speed runs besides the salt flats?