The EKanoo Rac­ing team has been grab­bing head­lines around the world for quite some time, shat­ter­ing world drag rac­ing records left, right, and cen­tre. The team’s most re­cent ac­com­plish­ment came at Bahrain In­ter­na­tional Cir­cuit (BIC), as team pilot Khalid Mo­hammed ran the Lexus RC F–bod­ied pro-mod to a 5.379-sec­onds-at-278.79mph quar­ter-mile, smash­ing the world record for quick­est and fastest door car. The Lexus-bod­ied drag car is pow­ered by a 521ci Hemi built by Pro Line Rac­ing fed by a pair of 94mm Pre­ci­sion Gen III tur­bos, and eighth-mile runs were con­sis­tently in­di­cat­ing quar­ters in the 5.3-sec­onds-at-280mph zone, which was ex­actly what was de­liv­ered. The record-break­ing run didn’t come with­out drama, though, with the ve­hi­cle ac­tu­ally blow­ing a door off, fol­lowed by a para­chute fail­ing to de­ploy. Khalid ped­alled the car to safety, mean­ing that the team could make the nec­es­sary re­pairs to keep the pro-mod in com­pe­ti­tion. To achieve mile­stones of both 3.5-sec­ond eighth-mile and 5.3-sec­ond quar­ter-mile passes is not to be taken lightly, and cer­tainly ups the ante for the top tier of global drag rac­ing.

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