Hearts beat a little faster last Valentine’s Day when the much-loved underdog that is Hennessey proved at long last that it is faster than the world’s fastest production car, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. The Venom GT is not exactly a production car, and will not be snagging that title, but it will now hold the Guinness record for fastest car to reach 300 kilometers per hour (186 mph). And now everyone knows it is faster than the legendary Veyron Super Sport, which is nice. To commemorate this feat, the brand bestows the Hennessey Venom GT World’s Fastest Edition car. Thanks, guys!
The Hennessey Venom GT World’s Fastest Edition car will forever preserve the monumental achievement made on the airstrip of the Kennedy Space Center on February 14th, 2014.
As many of you already know, I have personally been enamored by the Hennessey Venom GT since its birth, so this accomplishment excites me greatly. There is just something very romantic about the underdog coming out on top, like in a feature film.
The Hennessey Venom GT is now the Guinness World Record holder for the fastest car from 0-300 kilometers. The world is now a better place. The photo above shows what the colors will look like for the special edition Hennessey…a title that rolls off the tongue nicely.
The Venom GT hit a blistering 270.49 miles per hour on the Kennedy Space Center airstrip in Florida, and rapidly. Watch the video above to see just how fast it happens! The driver relayed that he feels the Venom could go even faster if provided with more length, because it was still pulling.
Those interested in owning the commemorative Hennessey Venom GT World’s Fastest Edition will just have to hope someone opts to sell, because all three have been sold for $1.25 million a pop. All three stunners will be delivered this summer, and I look forward to photos of them being leaked online.
The Hennessey Venom GT World’s Fastest Edition at a glance:
- Special red, white and blue color scheme gives a nice nod to the U.S. This is a true blue American supercar.
- No mechanical changes were necessary for this potent beast. It packs the same 7.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 pushing forth 1,244 horses.