The Hennessey Venom GT has recently became the world’s fastest ever production car, surpassing the iconic Bugatti Veyron Super Sport in terms of top speed.
John Hennessey has always wanted to make the fastest production car in the world and to steal this title from the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, and now his dream has just came true after the Hennesey Venom GT has managed to do just that. With Brian Smith behind the wheel, the impressive supercar has managed to hit a top speed of 427.6 km/h (265.7 mph) while being driven at the runway of Lemoore Naval Air Station in California.
If the top speed mentioned above hasn’t convinced you just yet, don’t worry, you’re not the only one, because the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has reached a top speed of 431.072 km/h (268 mph), but the standard model has an electronically limited top speed of 415 km/h (258 mph). This is where the trick is, because the Hennessey Venom GT doesn’t have a speed limiter and so, the company claims this is the fastest production model customers can buy these days. As a quick reminder, the Venom GT is coming with a 7.0L V8 engine, which is good for 1,244 BHP (928 kW) and 1,564 Nm of torque (1,155 lb-ft). The o to 60 mph (96 km/h) sprint is done in 2.7 seconds and top speed is estimated at 447 km/h (278 mph).