Back in 2014, Hennessey Performance made history when the Hennessey Venom GT clocked a record-breaking top speed of 270.4 mph. To mark their 25th Anniversary, Hennessey Performance is breaking records again.
At the Naval Air Station in Lemoore, Texas, The Hennessey Venom GT Spyder charged at a top speed of 265.6 mph down the runway, setting the world record for an open-top sports car. The new record tops that of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Vitesse set in 2013 at 254 mph. The time was verified Racelogic, an independent testing firm.
Venom GT Stats
- Engine: 7.0-liter V8
- Horsepower: 1451 bhp
- Torque: 1287 lb-ft
- 0-60: 2.4 seconds
In commemoration of their 25th Anniversary and the newly established record, Hennessey, “plans to offer a limited run of three ‘World Record Edition’ Venom GT Spyder’s” according to a press release. The limited editions will cost $1.3 million (tax not included). Want to see the car in action? Check out the video below.