Venom GT sets world record for fastest production car [video]
If you want to own the fastest production car in the world, you better get your order in quickly because they are selling as fast as the supercar. Hennessey Performance announced that on January 10, 2013 its street-legal production Venom GT supercar accelerated from 0-300 km/h in just 13.63 seconds. This set a new world record as recorded by Guinness World Records. Hennessey Performance located near Houston, Texas only plans to build a total of 29 Venom GTs, with one-third of the production run already being sold. The supercar is not only fast, but owners of the Venom GT, are a part of a very exclusive club.
Hennessey reports that the record setting time was an average of two runs made in opposite directions within one hour and validated by a VBox 3i GPS-based data logging system. Guinness World Records and VBox officials were both on hand to certify the record-setting numbers. The Guinness representative inspected the car before the runs which were held at Ellington Airport (also used by NASA) located southeast of Houston, Texas, and features a “perfectly paved” 8,000 ft. runway.
Hennessey’s Venom GT is street-legal