The Texas-based Hennessey Performance Engineering released an amazing video of their Venom GT breaking a remarkable speed record. Traveling 270.49 mph, the Venom GT set a new world speed record for a two-seat sports car. The record was set at the 3.2-mile Kennedy Space Center Space Shuttle landing runway in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
“This is one of the most incredible videos I have ever seen,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “I just want to play the sound of it because I’ve never even heard a car sound like this… It’s a wild video that you have to see.”
The blistering speed is the fastest recorded time for a two-seat sports car, but because the Venom GT uses a modified chassis and other components from the Lotus Exige — and since only 11 have been produced — the Guinness Book of Records has not recognized the Venom as “the fastest production car.”
The GPS data showed the Venom GT took just 10.1 seconds to accelerate from 260 to 270 mph. The historic run took 2.4 miles to achieve, allowing the Venom just eight-tenths of a mile to stop.
Check out the clip below:
“Listen to that thing,” Glenn said. “Leave it to Texas. Wow. That’s absolutely incredible.”