The 1,244 hp Hennessey Venom is now the fastest “two-seater sports car” in the world (again), after it hit 270.49 mph or 435.31 km/h on February 14 of this year, at the Kennedy Space Center’s shuttle runway that measures 3.2 miles or 5.12 km – it was actually traveling around 55 mph faster than the actual shuttles when they come in to land.
However, this is not a Guinness world record, because in order to qualify for one, the car has to be driven across the runway (in this case) in both directions, with the average of the two runs being tallied up as the final number.
If you can’t imagine what said top speed looks like, there’s an official video of the actual run posted below.
You’ll undoubtedly note the ease with which the needle reaches 186 mph or 300 km/h, a feat it takes care of in just under 14 seconds – this is Guinness-approved and it makes the Venom the fastest accelerating car in the world, from standstill to the set speed.
By Andrei Nedelea