Hennessey has recently announced that their street-legal Venom GT accelerated from 0-300 km/h in just 13.63 seconds at Ellington Airport in Texas, United States, thus establishing the supercar as a new record holder according to Guinness World Records.
"The acceleration time was an average of two runs made in opposite directions within one hour and validated by a VBox 3i GPS-based data logging system," Hennessey said in a statement. "VBox officials were on hand to certify the numbers as required by Guinness rules. The first run was completed in 13.18 seconds with a 4 mph tailwind. The second run was made in 14.08 seconds while encountering a 6 mph headwind. The resulting two-way 0-300 km/h average was 13.63 seconds."
"We are exceptionally proud of our team at HPE who helped to make this new Guinness World Record possible," said company founder and president, John Hennessey. "This is just the first of several validation tests designed to show the world what our special car is all about - being the fastest. Period."
As previously reported, the Hennessey Venom GT is powered by a twin-turbo 7.0-liter V8 engine that produces 1,244 hp and 1,155 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a new 7-speed paddle-shift transmission or a 6-speed Ricardo manual gearbox.