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Hennessey Venom GT hits 300 kph

Hennessey Venom GT hits 300 kph

Jan 22 2013, 1:19pm CST | by

Took lesson 14 seconds to get there

The Hennessey Venom GT is an incredibly powerful car it started life as a Lotus. Rather than having a little four-cylinder engine, the beast has a twin-Turbo Corvette ZR1 engine under the hood. If...

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Hennessey Venom GT hits 300 kph

Jan 22 2013, 1:19pm CST | by

Took lesson 14 seconds to get there

The Hennessey Venom GT is an incredibly powerful car it started life as a Lotus. Rather than having a little four-cylinder engine, the beast has a twin-Turbo Corvette ZR1 engine under the hood. If you're wondering how fast the car is, it has officially set a world record by hitting a top speed of 300 kph in 13.63 seconds.

The record was set on January 10 and officially certified by the Guinness world records people. The top speed run was conducted at Ellington airport close to Houston Texas and it took 13.63 seconds for the car to reach its top speed.

The car also set a record for the quickest run to 200 mph of 14.51 seconds. It's incredibly fast and it's hard to imagine being able to put 1244 hp to the ground in a car is small and lightweight as the Venom GT. This car hits 200 mph quicker than most Honda's are able to go to a quarter-mile.

 
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A Mighty Wind: Hennessey Aims for 290 mph With Venom F5

Aug 5 2014 3:42pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

How fast is fast enough? When you’re boutique carmaker Hennessey Performance of Sealy, Texas, and you’re trying to retain the top-speed record for production cars, even 270.49 mph isn’t fast enough. Hence, Hennessey has just announced a successor to the record-holding 1244-hp Venom GT called the Venom F5, which the company projects could hit an unfathomable 290 mph. Tagged with an alphanumeric suffix that denotes the most powerful tornadoes on the Fujita scale, th ...
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3 weeks ago

Hennessey Will Sell At Least 30 290 MPH Venom F5s For $1.3+ Million Each

Aug 4 2014 9:43am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Hennessey has sold 16 Venom GTs so far with production ending at 29 units. Those cost $1.2 plus taxes. The Venom F5 will be even more expensive, but honestly, what did you expect ...
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