When we first learned of the Hennessey Venom GT we knew that the car had two supercars in its sights, and that was the Koenigsegg Agera R and the awe-inspiring Bugatti Veyron. We knew that the car was a beast and had some huge ambitions and in a recent Guinness World Record attempt the Venom GT obliterated the Agera R.
The record was for the world’s fastest production car from 0 to 300 kph (186 mph), the Venom GT did this in 13.63 seconds, which is a second faster than the Koenigsegg. The team also thought they would see how much faster they were getting to 200 mph, and it was 14.51 seconds, 3 seconds faster than the Agera R.
MSN Autos said that the Venom GT was also faster than the Veyron Super Sport to 200 mph by a staggering 8 seconds, although they do say that this is an unofficial record. However, you have to remember that the Veyron is heavy and not about acceleration but more about top speed, which it still holds the record for.
Hennessey’s next aim is to break the world record for the fastest production car, which as we know is 268 mph and is held by the Veyron Super Sport. We’re not sure if the Venom GT has what it takes, but that 1,244 horsepower has the grunt to do it, but does the rest of the car? The reason we say this is because the Veyron is technology taken to the limits, whereas the Venom GT is pretty much old-school engineering.