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The 12 Fastest Cars in the World Ranked

The 12 Fastest Cars in the World Ranked

Of all the cars in the world, only one has a verified top speed record above 300 mph

The first production car with a recorded speed was the 1894 Benz Velo that had a top speed of just 12 mph. Few verified records exist from that point until around 1950, when the Jaguar XK120 set a production car speed record of 124.6 mph (not to be confused with the tuned prototype that managed to hit 133 mph) From this point on, it became a trend for automotive publications to do their own top speed test. Even the venerable McLaren F1 was tested by Car & Driver, and in 2005 we got our first government-official speed record set by the Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 and verified by German inspection officials in 2005. It was that moment when the official challenge between manufacturers kicked off, and since then there have only been a handful of cars up to breaking the record. This list covers the top 10 fastest cars in the world, ranked from slowest to fastest.

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The Fastest American Cars Ever Produced

The Fastest American Cars Ever Produced

America is currently home to the world’s fastest production car

While most people might automatically assume some of the fastest cars ever made are from Europe or Japan, that simply isn’t the case because you’ve got some pretty serious speed machines conceived right here in America. This list is comprised of cars from both mainstream automakers and boutique manufacturers who produce just a handful of super-exotics per year. Spoiler: The fastest American car also happens to be the world’s fastest production car currently!

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The Hennessey Venom F5 Hits 271.6 Mph In Latest Top Speed Test Run

The Hennessey Venom F5 Hits 271.6 Mph In Latest Top Speed Test Run

Going beyond the 300-mph barrier remains the ultimate goal for the folks at Hennessey Performance in the not-so-distant future

The Hennessey Venom F5 recently performed a high-speed test in its pursuit to reach that goal of breaking the 300 mph barrier, and the results are spectacular. John Hennessy gives us a quick update on the progress made so far with the Venom F5 testing program.

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Hennessey Teases Six-Wheel-Drive Pure-Electric Hyper-GT

Hennessey Teases Six-Wheel-Drive Pure-Electric Hyper-GT

It comes with a special seat for the VVIP

Hennessey has some serious plans for the next 10 years. After it will finish with the production of the Venom F5, the company plans another three more models. The first one - codenamed ‘Project Deep Space’ - will be the world’s first six-wheel-drive, fully electric Hyper-GT. It will also be the world’s most expensive electric vehicle - with an estimated price of $3 million.

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Hennessey Delivers The First Venom F5, and the Second Isn't Far Off

Hennessey Delivers The First Venom F5, and the Second Isn’t Far Off

Hennessey has began delivering the new Venom F5, and the second model will be on display at the Peterson Museum in the near future.

When Hennessey announced the production version Venom F5 back in December 2020 it announced it will take on cars like Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ and SSC Tuatara and even more, it will hit speeds of over 300 mph. In fact at least 311 mph was the number we were promised.

Only 24 units will be built and despite its $2.1 million starting price, the supercar was sold out in no time. Now, the customers have to wait for their cars to arrive!

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2021 Hennessey Venom F5 Mojave Gold

2021 Hennessey Venom F5 Mojave Gold

Hennessey unveiled the 1,800+ horsepower Venom F5 in Mojave Gold shade at the Monterey Car Week and it costs $2.1 million a pop

Hennessey brought the Venom F5 to the Monterey Car Week finished in Mojave Yellow shade. While everyone knows the prowess of this beast, the tuner used this opportunity to show that the Venom F5 needs to be appreciated for its looks too. There is a generous use of carbon fiber inside the cabin along with white leather upholstery. It seems like an odd-ball choice, but the contrasting colors of the exterior and interior gel well.

The car is powered by a 6.6-liter, V-8 engine that puts out 1,817 horses and 1,193 pound-feet of torque. This is a lot more than the Venom GT that made 1,244 horses and 1,155 pound-feet of torque. As for the performance specs, it can sprint to 60 mph from rest in just 2.2 seconds, and from 0-124 mph in 4.7 seconds. The top speed is said to be over 300 mph, but this is theoretical for now and there’s no official confirmation on this yet.

Production is capped at 24 examples and it is priced at $2.1 million. The yellow example you see here is Chassis 2 of 24. At the Monterey Car Week, Hennessey positioned it alongside a Venom F5 finished in Speed Devil Blue; the color in which the car debuted last year.

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Hennessey's Future Plans Includes More Cars, But the Venom F5 Is the Limit

Hennessey’s Future Plans Includes More Cars, But the Venom F5 Is the Limit

Hennessey has big plans for the future, but nothing as crucial as the Venom F5

Hennessey made itself known as the company that does ridiculous tunes on everything from the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 to building the obscene 2019 Chevy Silverado Goliath 6x6 which was followed by the 2013 Venom GT Spyder, the 2014 Venom GT2, and finally an updated version of the Venom GT in 2016. All versions of the Venom GT were based on the Lotus Elise but it’s latest car, which was originally showed in 2015 – the Venom F5 – was a lot less Lotus and a lot more Hennessey. The production model of the Venom F5 was finally revealed in late 2020, and as it turns out, it represents the glass ceiling for bespoke Hennessey cars.

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The Hennessey Venom F5 - Going 200 MPH On Half Power?

The Hennessey Venom F5 - Going 200 MPH On Half Power?

Hennessey is hard at work testing the Venom F5 and the first results are promising

Hennessey’s Venom F5 has been out for Bugatti Chiron blood in its quest to become the world’s fastest production car. We know it has the right name for it and the right powerplant but beating the Chiron will take a lot more than that if Hennessey wants a supercar that’s also suited to daily driving.

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A Hennessey Venom F5 GTR Could Happen But Electrification Is Out of the Question

A Hennessey Venom F5 GTR Could Happen But Electrification Is Out of the Question

The focus will instead fall on generating more downforce

Hennessey is hard at work getting the Venom F5 up to spec but a more track-focused variant isn’t completely ruled out by the company. It’s just that a GTR-esque F5 isn’t a priority, therefore, don’t expect it to materialize in the near future.

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The Hennessey Venom Truly Is a Bespoke Masterpiece And This Video Proves It

The Hennessey Venom Truly Is a Bespoke Masterpiece And This Video Proves It

This in-depth video of the Hennessey Venom F5 reveals some impressive details

Hennessey just unveiled the Venom F5 and we’re all anxious to find out if it will set a new top speed record for production cars. That won’t happen until 2021, but we can now take a closer look at the supercar thanks to Youtube’s Mr JWW, who just posted a 20-minute walkaround of the Venom F5. What’s more, we can also hear that massive twin-turbo V-8 engine roar.

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2021 Hennessey Venom F5

2021 Hennessey Venom F5

The Hennessey Venom F5 is finally here and it’s going for the production car top speed record!

The 2021 Hennessey Venon F5 is a supercar designed and produced by American company Hennessey Special Vehicles. A successor to the Venom GT, the Venom F5 was originally unveiled in prototype form in November 2017.

Come December 2020 and Hennessey finished the first customer car and is set to produce another 23 units for a total run of 24. The 2021 Venom F5 features a brand-new V-8 engine that cranks out more than 1,800 horsepower and Hennessey aims to set a new speed record for production cars in 2021. How does it compare to high-speed brutes like the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ and SSC Tuatara? Let’s find out in the review below.

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2021 Hennessey Venom F5 - Bringing America Into The 300MPH Club?

2021 Hennessey Venom F5 - Bringing America Into The 300MPH Club?

Is the Hennessey Venom F5 the car America needs in 2020?

If you were coming here in hopes ot learn just how fast the Hennessey Venom F5 can go, well I’m sorry to tell you, but we still don’t know. What we can tell you is that in a short, two-minute video, Hennessey has revealed what the production version of the Venom F5 will look like. Along with this, we’ve received confirmation that the F5 will deliver 1,817 horsepower as expected, which means it has a power-to-weight ratio of 1.34 hp per kg (1,298 HP per ton.) This figure alone, put it well ahead of any road car on sale at the time of this writing. The engine responsible for this is a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V-8 that breaks down to 277 horsepower per liter!

The Venom F5 will be available in LHD and RHD, with double wishbone independent suspension with fully adjustable coil over Penske dampers in the front an rear. With all of this said, we’ve posted the debut video and a nice gallery of images below for you to check out.

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