Back in 2010, the Bugatti Veyron SuperSport caught the world’s attention by setting the record for the world’s fastest production car. After a few years, it’s time for the crown to be passed on. The new king is no other than Hennessey Venom GT.
The Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida was the place where the Bugatti Veyron’s famous name was challenged and beaten. The Venom GT managed to hit 270.49 mpg setting the new world speed record for a 2-seat sports car. The Guinness Book of World Records officially recognized its performance, while the car was driven by the former race driver and actual Director of Miller Motorsport, Brian Smith. The long straight run which hosted the car’s tires left enough breaking space at the end in order to keep the Venom GT from ending in an expensive and disappointing crash. Its driver still feels like there is place for more, but according to his words, the whole team who build the car is more than satisfied with the result “If we could run on an 8-mile oval we could go faster than that. On the very top end there was a little wandering but, hey, we’re going 270 mph! The Venom GT didn't require any big corrections, and the Michelins held traction really well.”
The question which might pop up now is whether the Venom GT is anyway close to affordable or not. Unfortunately, the ones who desire the taste of a 270 mph top-speed sports car have to pull out no less than $1 million from their pockets.