Hennessey Venom GT Spyder, The World’s Fastest Convertible Has Hit 265.6 MPH
Hennessey Venom GT Spyder, the American-made convertible is now the fastest convertible in the world. It has broken the earlier world’s fastest convertible record which had been set by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sports Vitesse.
The open-top car was released along US Navy’s 2.9-mile long runway in California. Brian Smith, the driver, and director of Ford Performance’s Racing School was able to reach a speed of 11mph higher than the record set by Bugatti Veyron Grand Sports Vitess.
The Texas-based carmaker Hennessey also set another record with its Venom GT hardtop in 2014 when it reached 270.4 mph at the Kennedy Space Center.
These cars move in such amazing speeds because they use a 1,451-horsepower 7.0-liter V8 engine. That engine is so powerful that it is estimated that it is more than 8 Toyota Camry’s worth of power. With all that power on board, Hennessey Venom GT Spyder can do 0-200 mph in 13 seconds.
The Hennessey Venom GT is a U.S sports car that has comprehensively improved Lotus Exige chassis. The car is manufactured by Hennessey Performance Engineering that is based in Texas.
Two years ago when the Hennessey Venom GT set its record run, they had over 1,500 more feet of the runway because they were using shuttle landing facility of NASA on Cape Canaveral. However, this time, Hennessey did not go through NASA but opted to use one of the operational Master Jet Bases in the USA at Lemoore Naval Air Station.
On 21st January 2013, the Venom GT set a world record for the production of the fastest car (0-186mph) with 13.63 seconds acceleration time. In addition, the Venom GT also set unofficial record for 0-322km/h (0-200 mph) acceleration at 14.51, making it have the fastest accelerating speed in the universe.
On 14 February 2014, the Hennessey recorded a top speed of 435.31 km/h (270.49 mph) while at shuttle landing strip in Florida. At that time, Brian Smith, the Director of Miller Motorsport Park, was the driver. Since the run was in a single direction and the company had only built 16 cars, it could not qualify to set a record in the Guinness Book of Records. In the same year, Venom GT produced approximately 1,244 HP and 1,155 lb-ft of torque. But then, when a new Venom GT was released at SEMA in 2015, this hypercar produced 1,451 HP.
If you want to purchase one of these cars, Techannouncer has some good news for you; Hennessey is planning to make three Venom GT Spyders. Nevertheless, to get the car you will be required to part away with at least $1.3 million.
When you buy one of these cars, you will not only be considered the most daring person in the world but also the richest.
Previously, Hennessey Company teased the World Record run with a short video of Venom GT, depicting it as the fastest iteration. You can access that video using https://youtu.be/ZWy6GiWJxHs
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