476 Hennessey Venom GT - not the world's fastest car

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Hennessey Venom GT has not set the production car speed record, making it not the fastest car in the world.

Hennessey Performance, the Texas based engine tuning company and now car producer, has released a press release, stating that Venom GT has broken production car speed record and now "the worlds quickest car is also the worlds fastest car".

That all sounds very good, except, Hennesseys claimed record of 265.7 mph is 2.157 mph less than what Bugatti Veyron SuperSport did for all to see in a TopGear episode.

John Hennessey argues that Veyron SupersSports now come with top speed limiters at 258 mph and, therefore, Venom GT is the only production vehicle you can buy which will take you beyond the 260 mark without any modifications.

I, personally, don't care about this argument, all that matters to me is what speed is the car capable of doing and I know that Veyron SS is capable to go beyond 260. Artificial limiters don't matter to me and they don't matter to all these people buying powerful German cars which are limited to 155.

Having expressed my disapproval of the Texan "redneck" supercar company, I must also admit, that I did not expect the Venom GT to get this close to Veyron SS record. Venom is not built for top speed, it's built for acceleration.

What makes the 265.7 even more remarkable is that it was recorded on an airfield. It might have been the longest runway in United States, but I don't believe it was as long as the 9 km (5.6 mile) long straight in VWs high speed test track where Bugatti record was set. This 9 km straight is also preceded by a fairly high speed entry turn which can give you upwards of 155 mph head-start. In other words - Hennessey Venom GT almost matched Veyron SS on much shorter track.

This is why I believe they believe they can beat Veyron SS. The press release states that Venom record was set in February 9, 2013. My theory is that they didn't publish this right away because they were doing multiple extra attempts after the 265.7, none of which were any faster.

8y ago by FastestLaps
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benedekpuskas  1m ago

"Hennessey Venom GT has not set the production car speed record, making it not the fastest car in the world."

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Ali  4y ago

Devel sixteen prototype is the fastest in the world


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Peterschmidt  4y ago

What about the koeningsegg agera R, that one hit 273mph, faster than both and lets not forget the one : 1 , im sure it will rape the venom and buggati


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Joseph Bridgewater  4y ago

The Venom GT hit a top speed of 270.49 mph in 2014 on a runway that was 3.2 miles long.....and it was still pulling. It would be nice if Bugatti would let the Venom GT run on their track but of course they won't allow the Venom GT there to run on their track. The true top speed of the Venom GT is unknown because they haven't found a road long enough to stretch the gearbox all the way out.


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Fastedee  4y ago

All reviews of the Devel Sixteen range between bulls**t hypercar and ludicrous hypercar whose six rivets will come off before it hits 200 mph.


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Fastedee  4y ago

But as a digital car a crash wouldn't be fatal lol.


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Fastedee  4y ago

404 mph is the claimed top speed at 2600 bhp which is not enough as with every horsepower increase the gains diminish. Plus its compressed air drive which are better at acceleration than top speed Might do 330 mph before exploding or flying like a Tomahawk off the road lol.It's a prototype so it's just hype.


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BR2+  4y ago

Smmfh...


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BOIKILLA21  4y ago

Also while you're at it, look up the tamohawk hypercar. It goes 450 mph. No car has ever gone close to that besides the land speed record held by thrust ssc and bloodhound ssc, besides that no other cars have come close.


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BOIKILLA21  4y ago

Thank you TT V8 buster


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BOIKILLA21  4y ago

First of all, Devel Sixteen BOI! way faster than any of your so called "badd gt" which doesn't stand a chance against the devel, and the devel is not modded unlike the badd gt. The bad gt is modded and it is not a stock car. Badd gt: 283 mph, Devel sixteen: 348 mph BOI Badd gt NO CAN BEAT THAT!!!


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BR2+  4y ago

Okay, So show us the speed run?..........


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Timothy.rurak  4y ago

There ****in liars the konneggsieg agrea r is the world's fastest car reaching a top speed of 273 when the peace of shit Hennessey venom gt only does 268 what slow ass liar!! Uggh!!


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BR2+  4y ago

...Since when does a Busa hit 270?..


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Aaron  4y ago

Shut up EVERYONE the Suzuki Hayabusa has been faster than all of these since before this current century so STFU


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TT V8 buster  4y ago

Those who says "Koenigsegg this, Dagger that" Did any of them made a speed run to prove 273/315 mph top speed? Nah? Then STFU.
And there's tons of competitors such as new Chiron and Koenigsegg Regera (which should be much faster than One:1)


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USA always wins  4y ago

You judt mad cause that redneck kicked your ass!!


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sroser  4y ago

Thrust SSC - Mach 1+.


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Grimm  4y ago

The fastest car in the world is BADD GT, next fastest is still BADD GT


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Performance king  4y ago

The Agera R is the fastest hands down and the next fastest will be the Dagger Gt