The traction control and its tuning are critical for the car's ability to accelerate. Naoto Negishi monitors and tweaks with its tuning, adjusting it to compensate for track conditions after reviewing the data for every pass. The car puts down power well in first, second and third gears but it is still hard to use full throttle until well into the run, traction control or not.
Based on the cars' onboard data, it runs 9.60 at 160 mph in the quarter mile as it accelerates up to speed! The car is not even at full throttle at this point. This shows how well the MoTeC traction control and its tuning is working.
The M2K Motorsports Ford GT is one of the most amazing cars we have yet to feature. It is also the most powerful car we have taken a close look at by a long shot. It will be interesting to see how the team can progress and how far they can take the mile record in the future.
It seems that the limit might soon be reached, not due to a lack of power but by the laws of physics and the ability to get all of that power to the ground. Can you imagine handling wheelspin at over 250 mph? We would rather not!
We would like to thank Kevin Kesterson of M2K Motorsports for letting us poke around the car with our cameras and taking the time out of his busy schedule so we could pester him with questions about the car and what makes it tick.
Keep an eye out for this car in the future, it is only going to go faster and faster as the team refines it and their approach for maximum speed!