We all know the 1,244 horsepower Hennessey Venom GT is fast. It accelerates like mad and has it’s eye on being the fastest car in the world. Well, the Venom GT has made its top speed run, and it is basically the fastest car money can buy anywhere in the world. But there is a catch.
The Venom GT just hit 265.7 MPH on a top speed run in Texas, after doing 0 to 186 in 13.63 seconds just last year. Hennessey says that this makes the Venom GT the fastest car in the world.
“But wait,” you say. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport hit 267.8 MPH. That’s faster than the 265.7 that the Venom hit. So it isn’t the fastest.
According to John Hennessey, that doesn’t matter:
While a Veyron Super Sport did run 267.8 mph, Bugatti speed-limits its production vehicles to 258 mph. Thus, at 265.7 mph the Venom GT is the fastest production car available to the public.
So yes, the Veyron is limited to 258 MPH in order to keep its tires from exploding. So if you’re in an insane, top speed drag race with a Veyron SS, know that you will end up winning the race because your car can go nearly 266 MPH.
What an amazing achievement for an insane car. Kudos to Hennessey. Here’s video of the run: