Following the recent unofficial world top speed record for a production car set by the Hennessey Venom GT, a special commemorative variant has been announced.
Dubbed the Hennessey Venom GT World’s Fastest Edition, the car can be differentiated from the ‘standard’ Venom GT thanks to its white paint job and red and blue pin stripes running the length of the brutal American supercar.
Hennessey Venom GT During Top Speed Run
As a reminder, on February 14, the Hennessey Venom GT reached the highest top speed ever recorded by a production car hitting 270.49 mph at the Kennedy Space Centre. That incredible top speed has been GPS verified and it was actually set on the landing runway for NASA’s space shuttle!
This top speed edges just ahead of the 269.86 mph clocked by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport back in 2010. However, while it has proven itself to be faster in a straight line, the Hennessey Venom GT isn’t officially the world’s fastest production car. At least in the eyes of Guinness it isn’t. For Guinness to verify such a record, the car has to make two runs in, one in each direction, before an average top speed is calculated. As for the Veyron Super Sport, it was calculated at 267.8 mph after one run of 265.96 mph and the aforementioned run of 269.86 mph.
As if you needed reminding, the Hennessey Venom GTs twin-turbocharged 7.0-liter V8 engine delivering an insane 1,244 hp at 1,155 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels. Additionally, it weighs just 1,244 kg making for a perfect 1 horsepower per 1 kilogram power-to-weight ratio!