Hennessey Venom GT sets 0-300 kph World Record
Hennessey Performance made history recently with there latest incarnation, the Hennessey Venom GT. The street-legal supercar accelerated from 0-300 kph in just 13.63 seconds to enter the 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. The first run was completed in 13.18 seconds with a 6.4 kph tailwind. The second run was made in 14.08 seconds while encountering a 9.6 kph headwind. The resulting two-way 0-300 kph average was 13.63 seconds.
The acceleration runs were conducted at Ellington Airport in Houston, Texas, using the seventh production Venom GT using Michelin Pilot Sport Cup DOT-approved radial tyres and 93-octane pump fuel. It had a full interior as well, including a high-end stereo, air-conditioning, and bespoke leatherand Alcantara seats.
Powered by a twin turbocharged 7.0-litre V8 engine, the rear-wheel drive Venom GT produces 1,244 hp and 1,564 Nm of torque, and weighs just 1,244 kg.
The Venom GT also registered an unofficial acceleration record of 0-200 mph (0-322 kph) in 14.51 seconds. The 0-200 mph record was previously held by the Koenigsegg Agera R that required 17.68 seconds time. By comparison, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport ran 0-200 mph in 22.2 seconds.
While conducting the Guinness World Record runs, the Venom GT accelerated from 0-100 mph (0-96 kph) in 3.05 seconds, 0-100 mph (0-160 kph) in 5.88 seconds, ran the standing quarter-mile in 10.29 seconds at 158.83 mph (255.61 kph), and ran the standing half-mile at 205.65 mph (331 kph).
Hennessey only plans to build a total of 29 Venom GTs, with one-third of the production run already being sold. The Venom GT costs $1.2 million, not including options. Each vehicle is custom-built to order and requires six months for completion.