Supercar sets new speed record

Posted by: Cal on 26/02/2014

Category: General

If you've got a penchant for fast cars, the Hennessey Performance Venom GT could be your new car crush.

The sleek and streamlined supercar has obtained the title of fastest road car in the world, unseating the title from previous holder the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport and leaving many luxury, fast cars in its wake.

In an eye-wateringly fast test run at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, driver Brian Smith reached the world-record speed of 435.5 kilometres per hour (270.49 miles per hour).

In comparison, the Bugatti Veyron held the record at 431 kilometres per hour. 

The test run was held on the space shuttle landing strip at the Space Centre, and Smith believes the car is capable of even faster speeds if given a lengthier track - impressive!

The car boasts a 7-litre twin turbo engine and other speed records, including landing the title of the world's fastest car to reach 300 kilometres per hour. This took just 13.63 seconds - imagine your little runabout trying to reach that speed at all, let alone in just over 13 seconds!

Aside from its powerful engine, the Venom GT is also owner to a carbon fibre frame, 6-speed manual transmission and a curb weight of 1244 kg.

Although the Venom GT's record is impressive, we don't recommend exceeding the speed limit at home - your car tyres will be better off for it!