Hennessey Venom GT hits 300 kph

Took lesson 14 seconds to get there

Jan 22 2013, 1:19pm CST | by

Hennessey Venom GT hits 300 kph

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.

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

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