Hennessey Venom GT Teasing New World Speed Record

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.”

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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.

Hennessey 25th Anniversary Venom GT Celebration 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Hennessey Performance. So we decided that a celebration was in order…

Posted by Hennessey Performance on Friday, April 8, 2016

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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