Hennessey Venom GT Sets New Speed Record

Management of the company Hennessey Performance announced on Monday that their new sports car Hennessey Venom GT reached a speed of 435.31 km / h (270.49 miles per hour) at Kennedy Space Center , Florida, setting a new world speed record for a 2-seater sports car . It narrowly beats the old record held by Bugatti Veyron Super Sport 408.47 km/h (253.81 mph). Hyper car based on Lotus Elise/Exige, wight is 2743 pounds (1244 kg), has a mid-mounted engine and rear wheel drive. Inside the Venom GT is a 90-degree, seven-liter V8 engine with twin precision ball bearing turbochargers, an iron block with aluminum heads, electronic sequential multi-port fuel injection pumping a terrifying 1,244 bhp (914 kW) and 1155 lb-ft (1565 Nm) of torque feeding into a Ricardo six-speed manual gearbox.
If you’re interested in buying a Venom GT, be prepared for a little cry because the record-breaking version sells for US$1 million.