Hennessey Venom GT

Hennessey Venom GT

The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has been known as being the fastest road car for some time now but as of last year, the Bugatti no longer holds the record. The Bugatti was knocked off top spot by just 0.63mph when the Hennessey Venom GT recorded a speed of 270.49mph crowning it the new fastest road car in the world. In addition, the Venom holds speed records for the world’s fastest car from 0-300 km/h which it can achieve in a mere 13.63 seconds and the record for 0-200 mph which it manages in just 14.51 seconds. Those times really are phenomenal, yet again just when you thought road cars couldn’t get any faster, up pops the Venom GT. The fact that the Venom has such a low weight of 1,244Kg and a high power output of 1,244bhp from its 7.0 litre twin-turbo V8 engine, is probably why it’s been smashing all the records.

 

 

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

It is however worth pointing out that the Venom has not recorded 270.49mph in an official test so the Veyron is still widely recognized as the world’s fastest road car. The Bugatti does deserve a mention as it has held the crown since 2010. It effortlessly reaches top speed in an impressive manner and has been constructed to perfection. Both cars are undoubtedly setting the benchmark for the rest of the field. If you’d like to purchase a Veyron for yourself then you’ll need around $2.4 million dollars handy so you may want to go for the Venom at a far more reasonable $1.2 million. Dream on!