Man has always craved speed. From gaining an advantage whilst hunting to battling the laws of physics to break speed records, going as fast as possible has captivated engineers since the dawn of the motor car. The McLaren F1 held the record for fastest road production car for over a decade. To say that it was head of its time would be an understatement. Bugatti’s Veyron shot to fame as the next top speed king and through various derivatives has conquered the ever enthusiastic Koenigsegg. However, the Bugatti Veyron has now lost its crown. Hennessey Venom GT becomes the Worlds Fastest Car.
The 1,184BHP, Lotus Exige based Hennessey Venom GT has become the worlds fastest road production car with a top speed of 270.49MPH. This beats the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s record of 268MPH. These speed tests were done at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in America. The key to the Venom’s triumph is its lack of weight. Whilst the Bugatti has to carry all of the luxuries that its customers demand, the Venom has similar power outputs but weighs much less. Below is the video for this record run. Congratulations to Mr Hennessey, this is quite the achievement and something that might just spark the race to 300MPH.