Well this is some really exciting news on a Tuesday afternoon!
While we love ourselves a bit of super car, we really like it when these super cars push it to there limits – and if a land speed record gets broken in the process, all the better.
The Hennessey Venom GT has broken the land speed record (only just) at an incredible 270,4 mph. To put that into perspective; the Venom topped an amazing 435,16 km/h. Now that’s one fast car.
While Hennessey is celebrating, one company that is surely not as happy (and probably plotting their revenge) is Bugatti. Before the Venom took top honours, that record belonged to the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport that held the record at 269,86 mph. Or 434,29 km/h.
That was set up four years ago.
The record breaking attempt naturally needed a big space to race. So Hennessey packed up their voluptuous Venom and took it ver to the John F. Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, where, eventually, the record was broken.
However, there is a little spanner in the works. Hennessey’s new record is not, per say, an official record. It is not recognized by the Guinness Book of world Records only because of one minor detail.
Guinness requires that these production cars racing for the record to have at least 30 made. Unfortunately for the Venom GT, only 29 will be made. What a pity.
Still, this doesn’t stop us from enjoying the Hennessey Venom GT’s super impressive performance! And lucky for us, the people over at Hennessey decided to film the momentous occasion.
Check out the video below: