Hennessey Venom GT Is The World’s Fastest Production Car At 435.31kmph - Overdrive
n18

Hennessey Venom GT is the world's fastest production car at 435.31kmph

25 Feb 2014 / 0
 

American firm, Hennessey has claimed that their Hennessey Venom GT is now the fastest car in the world, beating the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s 269mph (432.91kmph).

The Rs 8 crore supercar reached a top speed of 270.49mph (435.31kmph) at the Kennedy Space Centre. However, the record won’t make it to next year’s Guinness World Record book since for a record to be official, the car has to be driven on both directions. Hennessey only took the car on a single run with NASA only allowing a single run. Since the runway is 5.2km  long, the driver had to start braking.

Hennessey_Venom_GT_270.4_mph_KSC_800px-01

The Hennessy Venom GT

Pilot Brian Smith said the Venom GT could go a further 10kmph to 15kmph more if the runway was longer. The Veyron Super Sport for instance was driven on Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessien private test track which has a straight of 8.85km.

The Venom GT is powered by a twin-turbocharged, 7.0-litre V8 that puts out 1244PS.

Interestingly, the power-to-weight ratio of the car is a whopping 1000PS/tonne, 380PS more than the Veyron Super Sport. The Veyron is a much heavier car but is only slightly slower. The race for the fastest car in the world will only heat up further this year, expect more manufacturers attempting to break the record.

 Here’s a look at the world’s 10 fastest cars:

1)  Hennessey Venom GT
270mph/435kmph

venomGT

 

2) Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
 269mph/433kmph

Buggatti

 

3) Koenigsegg Agera R
260mph/418kmph

Koenigsegg Agera R

 

4) SSC Ultimate Aero
257mph/414kmph

SSC_Ultimate_Aero_TT_-_1

 

5)  Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo
248mph/399kmph

EPSON DSC picture

 

6)  Koenigsegg CCX
245mph/394kmph

Koenigsegg CCX

 

7)  McLaren F1
240mph/386kmph

McLaren F1

 

8)  Zenvo ST1
233mph/374kmph

Zenvo ST1

 

9)  Pagani Huayra
230mph/370kmph

Pagani Huayra

 

10) Gumpert Apollo and Noble M600
225mph/362kmph

Gumpert_Apollo_Leipzig-Altenburg_Airport

Gumpert Apollo

Noble-M600

Noble M600

 



To stay at the cutting edge of automotive news in India, follow Overdrive on Twitter (@odmag) or on Facebook (facebook.com/odmag). Or download our app from the iOS or Android app stores today.


Find your next car
OR
opinion
Bob Rupani
quote
15 Jun 2017
The lal batti and VIP culture
The government has banned the ‘lal batti’ or red beacon...
Shubhabrata Marmar
quote
01 Jun 2017
Universal truths
...the universe is a benevolent near-sentient thing. It sees you...