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Hennessey Venom GT sets world record

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Hennessey Venom GT sets world record

Hennessey has recently announced a world record set by the Venom GT in terms of doing the 0 to 300 km/h (186 mph) acceleration.

According to the North American based tuning company, the Hennessey Venom GT is now the world’s fastest accelerating car after managing to spring from 0 to 300 km/h (186 mph) in a whopping 13.63 seconds. The Hennessey Venom GT can wave goodbye to the iconic Bugatti Veyron which needs almost twice as much time (24.2 seconds) in order to hit 200 mph (322 km/h). 300 km/h isn’t the Hennessey Venom GT’s top speed and back in 2012, the tuner has released a video with the model while reaching 370 km/h (230 mph).

The Hennessey Venom GT is a heavily modified Lotus Elise/Exige and the tuning company is now working on the 2013 Venom GT. The model will get a 7.0 liter V8 twin-turbo engine under its hood, which will produce a total output of 1,500 HP (1,118 kW), which is a significant improvement compared to the outgoing version’s 1,200 HP (895 kW). The power-to-weight ratio will be more than 1 HP / kg. Hennessey says that the run where the Venom GT has set a world record hasn’t been certified by Guiness Book of World Records.

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by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Monday, January 14th, 2013 - filed under Lotus, News, Other, Tuners. Image credit: .
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