Darren Cassey 9 years agoMotorsport
Step Aside Bugatti Veyron: The Hennessey Venom Just Smashed Through 270mph
The Venom just cemented its place as the fastest car in the world, hitting 270.49mph at NASA
We already knew the Hennessey Venom was incredibly quick, blasting through 200mph in just 18 seconds last year. But now it has finally beaten the outright speed of the Bugatti Veyron, by hitting 270.49mph on the 3.2 mile space shuttle runway at NASA's Kennedy Space Centre. The numbers are, quite frankly, staggering. The top speed record is added to the long list of honours the Venom holds, including world's fastest from 0-300kph (186mph), which took 13.63sec. Its pace is somewhat unsurprising, given the fact it has a huge 7.0-litre twin turbo V8 under that elongated 'Elise' body. It took 2.4 miles to hit the magic 270mph, and driver Brian Smith claimed the car was still pulling when he had to lift off. That's not hard to believe, as it took just 10 seconds to go from 260mph to 270mph. They're going to need a bigger runway.