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Christopher Bruce2013-04-03 19:04:31

Hennessey Venom GT Hits 265.7mph to Take Veyron's Speed Crown

It produced a video confirming the speed

 
 
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The Venom GT also has the Guinness Record for fastest acceleration to 300km/h

Boutique sports car maker and tuner Hennessey PerformanceHennesseyHennesseyUnited States of America, 1992 > present2 models
110 photos
1 video
has been promising that its Venom GTVenom GTHennessey Venom GTUnited States of America, 2011 > present28 photos
1 video
super car would be the fastest road car ever since it announced it last year. Hennessey has released a video showing the Venom GT hitting a GPS-verified 265.7 mph (427.6 km/h) over a two-mile strip.

Hennessey is fudging the results slightly. The Veyron Super SportVeyron Super SportBugatti Veyron Super SportGermany, 2010 > present7 photos
2 videos
hit 267.8mph, but the model sold to the public is limited to 258mph, and the Veyron top speed was hit over a 5.6-mile distance. Therefore, Hennessey claims that the 265.7mph hit by the Venom GT makes it the fastest car available to the public. 

The Venom GT is powered by a twin-turbocharged 7.0-liter V8 with 1,244hp and 1,155lb-ft of torque, and it weighs 1,244kg (2,743lbs). Hennessey will build 29 Venom GTs, and it claims a third of them have already been sold. Prices start at $1.2 million. 

The top speed run was done at the United States Naval Air Station Lemoore because it has one of the longest paved runways in the US at 2.9 miles. It will be featured in the May 2013 of TopGear magazine.

The Venom GT already holds a Guinness World Record-verified acceleration record by taking 13.63 seconds to reach 300km/h (186mph).

Source: Autoblog

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HennesseyHennessey
Venom GTVenom GT
Venom GTVenom GT
Engine
V 8
Displacement
427 cu in
Top Speed
267 mph
Transmission
6, Manual
Maximum power
1184 hp @ 6500 rpm
Type
Fixed-head coupé
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
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price
$ 1.000.000
annual ownership cost
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