Ferrari 575 Aims for 232 MPH at Bonneville

Ferrari V12 GT from circa 2002 is set to make an attempt on the land speed record on the salt flats.

The Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah regularly plays host to land speed records attempts. Next up, Advanced Clean Air Technologies (ACAT) is gunning for 232 miles per hour with a modified Ferrari. In conjunction with Jim Busby of JBR Motorsports and piloted by Joe Moch, ACAT has outfitted a Ferrari 575M to reach its terminal velocity in the CGT Class at Bonneville Speed Week, which runs this year from August 11 to 17. The 575 succeeded the 550 Maranello and preceded the 599 GTB Fiorano.

It packs a 5.7-liter V12 with 508 horsepower that can propel it to a 4.2-second 0-60 time and a stock top speed of 202 mph, which ACAT and JBR aim to augment significantly. The project will serve as a rolling test bed (and promotional campaign) for ACAT's metallic catalytic converter which it claims is "the world's lightest, smallest, most cost-effective, and greenest catalytic converter on the market today." In tapping up Jim Busby and the JBR team, ACAT has recruited the talents behind nine world land speed records and numerous racing titles.

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