Its another Saturday and just like every other Saturday today also we are here with yet another mindblowing video.
Now we often have seen auto enthusiast tune their cars and modify them to extract more power out of their stock cars. But an American tuning house who used to modify various exotics like the Ferrari, Porsche and McLaren has taken tuning very seriously and to a whole new level. Ladies and Gentleman sit back, relax and enjoy the ride because the next 10 minutes is going to be the most awesome! ten minutes of your life.
It all started with the Shelby Cobra back in the year 1962 when a man named Carroll Shelby from Texas installed a biggest engine that was available back then onto a lightweight chassis of a British Roadster and created what is considered to be the most scariest and powerful car of all time. Much later a person named John Hennessey too decided to go fast and I mean really fast, so what he did was absolutely amazing, he used a lightweight Lotus Exige chassis and changed the whole body and made it up of carbon fiber which also features adjustable aerodynamics and modified every bit of it and installed a twin turbocharged 7.0 Liter V8 which also features iron block and aluminum head, now the power this engine produces is beyond your wildest imagination but if you all still are interested then let me inform you that this engine has been tuned to produce 1,244 bhp of peak power at 6000 rpm and 1,566 N•m of torque at 4400 rpm, now that’s insane! amount of power and torque even more than your Ferrari Yes! Ladies and Gentleman this is the same car which broke the Guiness Book of Records for being the fastest production car from 0–300 km/h. .
Last month we informed you how Hennessey Venom GT had reached 270mph and today we are bringing you news about the launch of the ‘World’s Fastest Edition’ of the same. In the previous month, Hennessey Venom GT has set a record for the world’s fastest two-seated sports car by touching a maximum speed of 270.49 mph i.e., 435.31 km/h at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre. By doing so it crashed the already set record by Buggati Veyron supersports which hold a position in the Guinness World record for the fastest production car of the World. Buggati Veyron had reached a topspeed of 269.86 mph on the Ehra lessen Test track in the year 2010.
To celebrate this overwhelming achievement, the company has proceeded to launch this ‘World’s Fastest Edition’ Venom GT. This fastest two-seated sportscar will have a unique paintjob done which will have the colored strips of red and blue resembling the national flag of USA. The body of this car has been constructed with aluminum and the bodywork includes lightweight carbon fibres, the brakes are too light in terms of weight and are built with carbon-ceramic; all these materials has resulted into an extraordinary power-to-weight ratio. The car may however get a new 7.0-liter, twin-turbo, V8 engine in future for an enhanced performance of 1,244 bhp of power output and 1,565 Nm of toque.
By far only three units of Venom GT have been produced and they’ve been already sold under a price tag of $ 1.25 million each which is nearly 7.5crores in Indian currency. The World’s fastest Venom GT has however bagged a position in the Guinness World Record for the standing-start acceleration where it reaches an outstanding mark of 300 km/h (186 mph) from zero in just 13.63 seconds. Don Goldman, CEO, Hennessey said, “We’re thrilled about what we achieved at the Cape Canaveral with the Venom GT and now the World’s Fastest Edition is a living, breathing celebration of that record achievement.”
The Hennessey venom GT is powered by a 7.0-litre twin-turbo GM-sourced V8 which produces 1244 bhp reached a record breaking 270.49mph (434 km/ h mark) at the Kennedy Space Center. Test driver Brian Smith said that the Venom still had the capacity to pull beyond the speed 270 mph but the runway fell short and so did the record run.
Currently Buggati Veyron supersports holds the Guiness World record for the fastest production car of the World, it clocked 269.86 mph on the Ehra lessen Test track in the year 2010 but from the above figures it was quite clear that the Hennessey venom perhaps could have broken the record easily if only it was allowed to complete the run in both directions but there was one more problem other than this which stood in the way for Hennessey and that was to qualify for the production car world record. In order to qualify for the Guiness World record the manufacturer have to build atleast 30 units and Hennessey is making only 29 units of the Venom GT.
However Hennessey is pleased with the result and about the fact that no other road legal car has broken the 270 mph mark before until now.