World Record-Setting Hennessey Venom GT Can Be Yours For $1.4 Million
The Bugatti Veyron may still be the world’s fastest production car according to the Guinness Book of World Records, but, official recognition aside, the French supercar is no match for the Hennessey Venom GT. As you might recall, John Hennessey’s amazing hypercar bested the Veyron’s record by nearly three mph at the Kennedy Space Center back in February 2014. Unfortunately, Guinness did not recognize the record because NASA only allowed one run, and the record book requires two runs to confirm the average top speed. More than one year has passed since then and Hennessey has decided it’s time to sell the car that hit 270.49 mph on NASA’s landing strip in Florida.
Interested? Well, all you need is $1.4 million to take it home.
For that amount, you get a supercar loosely based on the Lotus Exige and packed with an array of parts designed by the folks over at Hennessey Performance. Power comes from a GM-sourced, 7.0-liter V-8 strapped to a pair of turbochargers. The combo cranks out a whopping 1,244 horsepower and 1,115 pound-feet of torque, which translates to amazing performance figures. Besides the record-setting 270.49-mph top speed, this Venom GT can also hit 60 mph in 2.7 seconds and 186 mph in 13.63, a Guinness World Record. The Texas-built hypercar will take you from 0 to 200 mph in 14.51 seconds and to 253 mph in a standing mile.
The Venom GT comes with a certificate of authenticity you can proudly display in your man cave.
Continue reading to learn more about the Hennessey Venom GT.
Why it matters
This car is not only unique, but it also has a world record attached to it. Truth be told, I never though Hennessey would part with this vehicle, but I guess it’s better to have it delivered to a dedicated collector rather than kept in a garage. And it’s not that expensive to begin with.
Sure, you can buy about 50 well-equipped Toyota Camrys or five McLaren 650S’ for $1.4 million, but given the Venom GT World’s Fastest Edition, built in three examples, sold for $1.25 million, it’s quite the deal. To the right people and their fat wallets, that is. Also, considering it is unique and the car that finally defeated the Veyron, it should become a lot more valuable in a few years.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to find my piggy bank...
Read more about the super-fast Venom GT in our review here.