Hennessey Venom strips Bugatti of its ‘fastest’ title

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venomSEALY, TX – Everyone knows the Bugatti Veyron is the fastest production car in the world, right? Wrong. The Hennessey Venom GT now holds that record.

John Hennessey, President & Founder Hennessey Performance says, “We recently ran it to a speed of 265 mph, making it the fast street legal car that you can buy.”

Hennessey Performance is based in Sealy, Texas and in addition to beating out the Bugatti, the Venom GT recently drove its way into the Guinness World Record books.

To earn the title ‘Quickest Accelerating Production Vehicle in the World,’ John Hennessey’s car raced from zero to 186 miles per hour in 13 point 63 seconds. This lightweight speedster is powered by a twin turbo charged seven liter V-8 engine. If that means nothing to you, you probably won’t care the power to weight ratio is 1000 horsepower per ton and it’s got 1,244 horsepower. That’s twice the power of your neighbor’s Corvette and 4.5 times the power of your humble Honda.

The cost of this land rocket is $1.2 million and that’s without options or shipping. If you don’t have the need for speed or can’t afford to buy one; take comfort knowing that even if your neighbor does, but it won’t get him through bumper to bumper rush hour traffic any faster.

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