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Christopher Bruce2013-01-22 14:56:13

Hennessey Venom GT Sets Record as Fastest Car to 300km/h

Record authenticated by Guinness World Records

 
 
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The Venom GT is officially the fastest car in the world to 300km/h

The Hennessey Venom GTVenom GTHennessey Venom GTUnited States of America, 2011 > present28 photos
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has set the new Guinness World Record as the quickest car in the world. The 1,244hp supercar went from 0-300km/h (186.45mph) in 13.63 seconds. 

The Venom GT is an odd amalgamation of a supercar. It starts as a Lotus ExigeExige Gen.3Lotus Exige Gen.3United Kingdom, 2012 > present16 versions
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that HennesseyHennesseyHennesseyUnited States of America, 1992 > present2 models
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cuts apart to lengthen and widen and adds in a tuned version of the Corvette ZR1'sCorvette ZR1 ZR-1Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 ZR-1United States of America, 2009 > present3 photos
6.2-liter V8. Hennessey drops the supercharger and replaces it with two turbochargers and bores the engine out to 7.0 liters to almost double the power produced by the normal version of the engine. 

To set the world record, the Venom GT had to set two runs in opposite directions, and Guinness took the average of the two times. The record was set at Ellington Airport near Houston, Texas. The first run was done in 13.18 seconds with 4 mph (6.4 km/h) tailwind, and the second run took 14.08 seconds with a 6 mph (9.7 km/h) headwind.

"This is just the first of several validation tests designed to show the world what our special car is all about - being the fastest. Period," said founder John Hennessey. 

While at the airport, the Venom GT also tested its 0-200mph time (312.8km/h). However, Guinness World Records did not recognize this because it only accepts records in kilometers. The car hit 200mph in 14.51 seconds, which Hennessey claims is faster than the Koenigsegg Agera RAgera RKoenigsegg Agera RSweden, 2011 > present11 photos
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that takes 17.68 seconds and faster than the Bugatti Veyron Super SportVeyron Super SportBugatti Veyron Super SportGermany, 2010 > present7 photos
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that takes 22.2 seconds. 

The Venom GT will be limited to 29 units and each will cost $1.2 million. The company claims that ten of the cars have already been sold. 

Source: Car Scoop

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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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