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2014 Venom GT World's Fastest Edition by Hennessey

Technical Specs
1244 hp 1155 lb-ft 2.7 s 270 mph
Horsepower Torque 0-60 mph Top Speed
Engine Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Type V8, Twin-Turbo Length 183.7 in (4655 mm)
Displacement 427 cu in (7000 cc) Width 77.2 in (1960 mm)
Power 1244 hp (927 kW) @ 6600 rpm Height 44.7 in (1135 mm)
Torque 1155 lb-ft (1566 Nm) @ 4400 rpm Weight 2743 lb (1244 kg)
Redline 7200 rpm Performance
Electric Power n/a 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 2.7 s (2.8 s)
Electric Torque n/a 1/4 mile 9.9 s @ 163 mph
Net Power n/a 60-0 mph Braking n/a
Driveline Top Speed 270 mph (434 km/h)
Layout Rear Wheel Drive Fuel Economy
Transmission EPA Fuel Mileage - City n/a
Type 6 Speed Manual EPA Fuel Mileage - HWY n/a
Tires Origin & Price
Tire Size - Front 265/30 ZR19 Manufacturer's Origin United States
Tire Size - Rear 345/30 ZR20 Base Price $1,250,000
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Hennessey Celebrates Speed Record with Venom GT "World's Fastest Edition"

Published: Wed Mar 26, 2014 by Marko P.  |  Source: Hennessey

Hennessey will build a limited run of Venom GTs to celebrate the company's recent top speed run of 270.4 mph, which was set at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in February. The World's Fastest Edition (WFE) also alludes to the Venom's 0-300 km/h Guinness World Record.

"The Venom GT is America's supercar and it broke 270 mph on the same runway where the Space Shuttle landed at the Kennedy Space Center," said company founder John Hennessey. "We wanted to offer a special paint scheme that would incorporate the colors of the American flag-the same flag we flew on the Space Shuttle runway. Thus, our special livery package includes a body in white with red and blue stripes."

The Venom GT generates its incredible speed from a simple formula: huge power, minimal weight. Its 7.0-liter twin-turbo V8 makes 1,244 hp and with only 2,743 lb to accelerate (that's 1,244 kg, hitting that magic 1 hp/kg mark), the Venom GT is not only the fastest series-produced road car; it's also the quickest. It holds the Guinness World Record for standing-start acceleration, rocketing from rest to 300 km/h (186 mph) in just 13.63 seconds. Lightweight aluminum construction, carbon-fiber bodywork and featherweight carbon-ceramic brakes all make this extraordinary power/weight ratio possible.

"We're thrilled about what we achieved at Cape Canaveral with the Venom GT," said Hennessy CEO Don Goldman, "and now the World's Fastest Edition is a living, breathing celebration of that record achievement."

Just three World's Fastest Edition cars are being built and have already been sold at a price of $1.25 million U.S. This makes the Venom GT WFE not only the fastest but also one of the rarest supercars ever built.

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