Earning the title of World's Fastest Hypercar...available for consumer purchase...means hitting a top speed of 265.7 mph at the United States Naval Air Station Lemoore in Central California, and claiming to still have the juice (and balls) to put out more if it weren't for the 2.9 mile runway distance restriction. It means not quite matching top speeds of the Veyron Super Sport (267.8 mph) but comfortably exceeding the 258 mph restriction maker Bugatti puts on its publicly sold vehicles. And telling the Bugatti pussyfooters to suck it. Mostly it means selling the exact car that broke the World (and Guinness and every male's standard of awesome) record to any asshole off the street. Correction: any asshole off the street who happens to have $1.2 million on him. Maybe not for good, maybe not even for long, but for now, Hennessey's Venom GT proudly holds these braggin' rights within its 7.0-liter V-8 engine, twin Precision turbochargers that output 1,244 horsepower, and largely carbon fiber frame.
Other Hennessey acceleration and speed stats for people who thrive on sports cars, drive-thrus, Ramen, ripped off Band-Aids, all things fast:
- 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds
- 0 to 100 mph in 5.6 seconds
- 0 to 300 km/h (because Guinness schmoes will only measure in metric) in 13.63 seconds (record)
- 0 to 200 mph in 14.51 seconds (World Hypercar Record)
- 1/4 mile: 9.92 seconds at 163 mph
- Standing 1/2 mile at 206 mph
- Standing 1 mile at 253 mph
- Top Speed: 278 mph
Hennessey plans a single production series of 29 lovingly built Venom GTs; about 10 of them have already been spoken for. All I have to say about that is, Kanye West, you better buy me and Cornelius one of the remaining 19. I know most of your money is going towards stocking Kim Kardashian's refrigerator these days, but I feel confident that you still have a 1 a 2 and a five 0s to spare.
Muchas danke to The Awesomer.