The Hennessey Venom GT Spyder has become the world's fastest convertible car with a top speed of 265.6 mph or 427.4 km/h that is around 19 km/h higher against the Bugatti Veyron's speed of 408.8 km/h. The Record was set by “Brian Smith”, director of the Ford Performance Racing School, at the 4.6 km long runway of the Naval Air Station Lemoore in California. Racelogic, a speed testing firm was the evidence of this new record.
Mr. John Hennessey, founder of the company said, “2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Hennessey Performance.” He also added, “I thought that this would be a special way to celebrate 25 years of making fast cars faster. I’ve wanted to test the top speed of our Venom GT Spyder, without the roof, ever since our coupe ran 270.4mph (435.16kmph) on the Space Shuttle landing runway at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in 2014. This was a great way to validate the technical excellence of our car which includes high-speed stability with an open roof.”
The record goal was achieved by the help of a twin turbo 7.0-litre V8 engine that is tuned to pump out a maximum power of 1,451 Bhp at 7,200 rpm and a massive torque of 1,745 Nm at 4,200 rpm. To transfer the power at rear wheel, engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox that is also capable to do 0-100 km/h under 2.4 seconds.
In order to celebrate the new record and 25th anniversary, the carmaker is also thinking to sell the “World Record Edition” at the price of INR 8.64 Crore (Tax Extra), a report says.
"We are grateful to have the help of so many friends, family, employees, customers and partners over the past 25 years. We look forward to the next chapter of the Venom with the F5 as we keep making fast cars faster for the next 25 years," said John Hennessey.
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