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PAY attention Bugatti. Texan tuner and manufacturer Hennessey have set a new world record for the fastest street legal production car.
The Hennessey Venom GT reached 270.49 mph (435.31 km/h) on a runway at the John F Kennedy Space Centre in Miami, Florida, eclipsing the previous record of 269.86 mph (434.29 km/h) set by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport at Volkswagen's secret test track in 2010. Using the same landing strip once used by the Space Shuttle, the Venom GT's record speed was confirmed by GPS and on board tracking.
The Hennessey Venom GT is amongst the most powerful and fastest road cars in the world. With a twin-turbocharged 7.0-litre V8 kicking out a phenomenal 927kW (1244 hp) and weight 1244 kg means a power to weight ratio of one horsepower per kg. A standing start to 100kmh is reached in 2.7 seconds and a record setting zero to 300kmh in 13.63 seconds.
All that remains now is for the good ol boys at Hennessey to do it again in both directions with the Guiness World Record people watching for it to become official.
Boasting a maximum speed of more than 400 km per hour, the Veyron is unmatched in the super sports category. It offers a total of 736 kW (1,001 HP), and its ample power reserves even at high speeds are the fabric of dreams for luxury-class limousines: for a constant speed of 250 km/h, the Veyron only needs 270-280 HP. This means that the seven-gear clutch transmission works with a torque of up to 1,250 Newton meters. The Electronic Stability Program ensures the necessary flexibility and maneuverability at any speed. The Veyron reaches velocities that would literally lift the car off the ground – if it weren’t for its ingenious aerodynamics, which keeps it firmly on the road even at full speed. Adjusting the back spoiler, reducing ground clearance, opening and closing the lids – it all adds to the perfect balance between propulsion and downforce.
Such a super sports car may not seem to be brought to a halt easily, but the Veyron’s ceramic brakes slow it down faster than it can accelerate. While it takes this exceptional car only 2.5 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km/h, it needs even less time – a mere 2.3 seconds – to come to a standstill from 100 (reference point). To reduce the risk of injuries in accidents, Bugatti had a Formula 1 safety concept adapted for the Veyron. All these technical details combine to make the Veyron a truly exceptional super sports car.
With a twin-turbocharged 7.0-litre V8 kicking out a phenomenal 927kW (1244 hp) and weight 1244 kg means a power to weight ratio of one horsepower per kg. A standing start to 100kmh is reached in 2.7 seconds and a record setting zero to 300kmh in 13.63 seconds.
reply to post by SLAYER69
I always thought the veyron was ugly as hell
That venom is super sweet and sexy as hell
I know what my next wet dream will entail
I'm trying to picture me driving it to Walmart with my son because he needs more socks and underwear.
My lifestyle doesn't support those kinds of vehicles.