Supercar Sunday: Hennessey Venom GT

By | March 02, 2014
Many of us are in love with fast cars and the sounds produced by their powerful engines, and what better way to honor that feeling than with a new world speed record? This year on February 14, the Hennessey Venom GT went out to break the speed record for a two-seat sports car. The guys at Hennessey took the latest Venom GT to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the 3.2-mile Space Shuttle landing runway to give the sports car some room to breathe. Behind the wheel sat Brian Smith, Director of Miller Motorsports Park. On deck was a representative from Racelogic, world-renowned maker of VBox GPS data-acquisition systems, to verify and document the speed of the Venom GT. Powered by a 1244-horsepower V-8 engine mated to a Ricardo six-speed manual transmission, the Hennessey Venom GT is capable of some pretty incredible numbers. It goes from 0 to 60 in under 3 seconds, 0 to 100 in under six seconds, and as shown in the video below, has a verified speed of 270 mph.
To check out the Hennessey Venom GT in action, watch the video below. If that top speed doesn't blow you away, the sound produced by that powerful engine definitely will. Source: Hennessey via YouTube