Now that there’s a new Hennessey Venom GT, it was only a matter of time before it set a new record.
In 2014, Hennessey took its previous Venom GT to a top speed of 270.49 mph, making it the fastest car ever. There was a stipulation, however, as the Venom GT did the run in one direction only and since only 16 of a planned total 29 were sold at the time, it didn’t qualify for the Guinness Book of Records. But that’s probably a minor detail that Hennessey doesn’t care about, as company founder and president just wants to be the fastest: “Being the fastest matters,” he said. “We are intent on keeping the Venom as the fastest, best performing and most exciting hypercar on the road.”
The newest version of the car actually made its debut at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, boasting 1,451 horsepower, which is 207 hp more than its predecessor. Weighing in at 2,743 pounds, we’re excited to see how fastest the new Venom GT can go.
On the company’s Facebook page, it posted a teaser video saying that this year marks the 25th anniversary of Hennessey Performance, so it decided that a celebration was in order. Expect details on its new speed record to arrive April 11.
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