The days leading up to Christmas are often in a rush so many people buy the tree at the last minute. This is what he says about his modifications and his super sports car, F5 poisonAmerican Hennessy is known for it.

This year, the Grinch himself—well, test driver Spencer Geshwin—got behind the wheel of a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 at the test track in Uvalde, Texas.

In the wild Mustang, a 5.2-liter V8 with Roots’ 2.65-liter compressor, paired with a seven-speed, Tremec dual-clutch automatic, produces 1,000 horsepower. Thanks to the giant stud, the car reached a speed of 192 miles per hour, that is, 309 km / h, on the asphalt strip of the Continental Proving Grounds – and with it the Christmas tree, which was also a serious slowing factor due to poor aerodynamics. .

Since the record attempt was overseen by none other than “good old Santa Claus,” it can’t be called a true holiday climax, but the truth is that nothing has been done faster on the test track yet, so Hennessey could leave with a new track record.

If you’re curious, you can read here about last year’s Hennessy Porsche Christmas Parade.