The Nissan GT-R may have nabbed Guinness’ award for fastest ever drift, but the Venom GT remains the “speed king“, as Hennessey states.
Teased in an official video that shows the Spyder in action on an airport strip, the company didn’t have much to say about its record setter, yet, except that “On April 11th, the Hennessey Venom GT will be the new speed king… again“.
What this means is that its previous record of 270.49 mph (435.31 km/h), set in early 2014, will be shattered and the car will come even closer to its estimated top speed of 280 mph (450.62 km/h).
The Venom GT will throw the glove at the Bugatti Chiron, which has an electronically limited top speed of 261 mph (420.04 km/h) in Top Speed mode. However, this won’t be the end of the road for the Veyron’s successor, as it is capable of much more, as the manufacturer previously stated.
Responsible for propelling the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder up the impressive top speed and from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 2.4 seconds is a 7.0-liter V8 engine, which can run on E85 Flexfuel. The powertrain was improved a few months ago, gaining an extra 207 HP, up to 1,451 HP.