Everyone has been hearing that the Hennessey Venom GT would be the fastest production car in the world before one was even built… perhaps to the point of annoyance. But with 1,200 plus horsepower to carry just 2,743 pounds, there was little reason to doubt that the car would be very, very fast.
The video below is the result of adding 7.0-litres of V8 muscle to 1,244kg of modified Lotus Exige, via the rear wheels and lots of bravery. It is of course, the Hennessey Venom GT, and it’s just set a new world record. Hennessey took the seventh production Venom GT to Ellington Airport outside of Houston, Texas in order to conduct the speed runs. The car was on street tires, ran 93 octane pump gas, and had the full interior installed. The folks from Guinness were on hand to verify the record.
But you already know this, because we tweeted about it last week. Today, we can give you footage from the record-breaking run, which saw the seventh production Venom GT (packing 1244 hp and 1155 lb-ft of torque) power from 0-300 km/h in just 13.63 seconds. That’s not all as Top Gear’s web site has also reported that the car also set an unofficial 0-200mph time as well, 14.51 seconds. To add some context, the Koenigsegg Agera R did the same sprint in 17.68 seconds, while the Bugatti Veyron ran 0-200mph in 22.2 seconds. Yes our minds were blown as well.