With a Guinness judge in attendance, Hennessey Performance made two back-to-back runs with a Hennessey Venom GT down the 8,000-foot runway at Ellington Airport in Houston and did zero to 300 kmh (186 mph) in an average of 13.63 seconds. That’s enough to topple the previous “production car” records held by the Koenigsegg Agera R, which hit 200 mph in 17.68 seconds, and the rolling nuclear reactor known as the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which hit the double century mark in 22.2 seconds.
“We are exceptionally proud of our team at HPE who helped to make this new Guinness World Record possible,” said company founder 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.”
It should be that fast, for the price. Hennessey will build just 29 Venom GTs at a price of $1.2 million each.