The Hennessey Venom GT Nabs The Title Of The World's Fastest Production Car - For Now.
Bugatti has a little catching up to do - 0.63 mph. to be exact.
above: previous record holder for the world's fastest production car, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
Grabbing the title away from Bugatti for the fastest production car in the world, the Hennessey Venom GT set a new world speed record for 2-seat sports cars by reaching a top speed of 270.49 mph (435.31 km/h), beating the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport's previous record of 269.86 mph.
On February 14, 2014, the test was performed at the Kennedy Space Center on the 3.2-mile Space Shuttle landing runway:
Brian Smith, Director of Miller Motorsports Park, drove the Venom GT to its record speed:
A representative from Racelogic, world-renowned maker of VBox GPS data-acquisition systems, was on hand to independently verify and document the Venom GT's highest recorded speed.
The Venom GT was powered with Pennzoil Platinum® with PurePlus™ Technology, a first of its kind synthetic motor oil made from natural gas.
2013 Hennessey Venom GT Specifications:
• Michelin Pilot Sport Cup ZP Tires
• Bare Carbon Fiber Finish
• Right-Hand Drive
• Stefano Ricci Bespoke Interior
• Stereo System Designed by Steven Tyler of Aerosmith
Note: The Hennessey Venom GT design is based on the Lotus Elise / Exige. The Venom GT is created from a base Lotus Elise / Exige and utilizes components including but not limited to the roof, doors, side glass, windscreen, dash, cockpit, floorpan, HVAC system, wiper and headlights. Hennessey Performance and the Venom GT are not associated with Lotus Cars.
For more information about the Venom GT or to place an order, please contact John Hennessey by telephone at 1.979.885.1300 or by email at email@example.com
Jalopnik has a nice little history of the world's fastest cars here.