Management of the company Hennessey Performance announced on Monday that theyr 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.
German sports car maker Porsche unveiled the Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid supercar, which uses a combination of gasoline and electric power to improve acceleration while boosting fuel economy in around-town driving. Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid is all wheel drive which generates 887 horsepower from a V8 engine and electric motors on its front and rear axles, sprints from zero to 60 miles an hour in 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 211 mph. The company said the new car “demonstrates the potential of the hybrid drive”. Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid has several driving modes. In the E-Power mode the car travels up to 18 miles on battery power and can accelerate to 60 mph in about seven seconds.
The Lamborghini Veneno was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. Under the cowl of the new sport car there is a 12-cylinder engine with 750 hp, capable of reaching 220 miles per hour. The case of this new sport car is executed from modern strong and very easy material- carbon plastic. The Lamborghini company will construct only three sport cars of this model, and all of them are already sold. It will created in three variations: in white, green and red color, thereby as though reminding a flag of Italy. This model was created specially to the 50 anniversary of the Lamborghini company. The name of the new sport car Lamborghini Veneno is chosen in honor of well-known bull, which killed the matador in far 1914. It means, that it isn’t necessary to lose control over this high-speed car, as once the matador lost control over the bull.
The car, which has been dubbed the Artega SE, was shown off at the Geneva Motor Show