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Hennessey Venom GT

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A sports car produced by Hennessey. 13 were produced, 7 coupes and 6 Spyder convertibles.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Hennessey Venom GT page on 16 August 2020, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Hennessey Venom GT is a high performance sports car manufactured by Texas-based Hennessey Performance Engineering. The Venom GT is based on the Lotus Elise/Exige.

On January 21, 2013, the Venom GT set a Guinness World Record for the fastest road legal car from 0–186 mph (0–300 km/h) with an average acceleration time of 13.63 seconds. In addition, the car set an unofficial record for 0–200 mph (0–322 km/h) acceleration at 14.51 seconds, beating the Koenigsegg Agera R's time of 17.68 seconds, making it the unofficial fastest accelerating road legal car in the world.

On April 3, 2013, the Hennessey Venom GT crested 265.7 mph (427.6 km/h) over the course of 2 miles (3.2 km) during testing at United States Naval Air Station Lemoore in Lemoore, California. Hennessey used two VBOX 3i data logging systems to document the run and had VBOX officials on hand to certify the numbers.

On February 14, 2014, on the Kennedy Space Center's 3.22-mile (5.2 km) shuttle landing strip in Florida, the Hennessey team recorded a top speed of 270.49 mph (435.31 km/h) in an extremely limited distance of 2.3 miles (3.7 km) with the Director of Miller Motorsport Park, Brian Smith driving the car. As the run was in a single direction, and only 13 cars have been sold to date (to qualify for Guinness World Records a minimum of 30 cars are required to be produced), it does not qualify as the world's fastest production car in the Guinness Book of Records.

On March 25, 2016 the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder recorded a top speed of 265.57 mph (427.4 km/h) at California's Naval Air Station Lemoore, celebrating Hennessey's 25th anniversary. As with previous speed tests, the run was independently verified by Racelogic as World Fastest road legal open-top sports car. In May, 2016, the Hennessey Team revealed that the car was about 300 hp (224 kW) down on power due to issues with one of the car's three high capacity fuel pumps. Normally, the forced induction 7.0-liter V8 engine in the Venom GT Spyder generates 1,451 hp (1,082 kW; 1,471 PS) and 1,287 lb-ft (1,745 N-m) of torque.


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11 April 2016World’s Fastest Convertible: 265.6 MPH Hennessey Venom GT SpyderHennessey Performance Engineering


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