The fight for the world’s fastest car title has always been a rough one, with engineers and mechanics constantly outdoing themselves to get that particular edge supercars have over one another.
Building a supercar is no easy task, you see, especially one that would overwhelm the extraordinary cars that usually find their way into the top 10 because, at this level, all cars are built brilliantly.
Still, you can’t have more than one fastest car in the world at any given time and for the time being, that car is the Hennessey Venom GT, a car that reached the amazing speed of 270.49 mph (435.31 km/h) on the Space Shuttle runway at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
This being said, the Bugatti Veyron still holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s fastest care because, during the testing, NASA didn’t allow the Venom GT to run in both directions down the runways as required by the Guinness Book of World Records to account for wind direction. Even so, there is no doubt in anybody’s mind that Venom GT would definitely replicate the record regardless of its direction, because, at the end of the day, it is a brilliant car by all standards.
There is also the Spyder version of the Venom GT that came out recently, a car that was built to be even more powerful than the original. This new version has an extra 207 horsepower, which is a lot more than what most cars are equipped with. As such, the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder has a total power output of 1,451 hp. At the same time, it comes with a 7.0 liter turbocharged V8 engine that runs on E85 Flexfuel.
The Spyder is also capable of reaching speeds of more than 280 mph according to the manufacturers. In fact, this unique care can very well reach the 280 mph mark if all goes well, putting it way ahead of any other car in the world right now in terms of speed. This is particularly interesting as the Venom GT has been battling it out with the Veyron for many years now, each trying to edge the other some way or another.
Speaking of Veyron, the engineers at Bugatti are said to work on a new project, a car called the Chiron that would replace the Veyron in the new future. This new car will allegedly have a 1,500 hp engine that will accelerate the car way over 290 mph. Until the actual car reaches the testing runway, however, the Venom GT remains the uncontested hypercar. Not only that, but the engineers at Hennessey are constantly looking for ways to top themselves and the testing appears to be going swell.
All things considered, the 1,244 hp Hennessey Venom GT is the fastest car in the world. It is capable of accelerating from 0 to 300 km/h (186 mph) in 13.63 seconds, which is faster than any other car on the planet. In terms of actual pricing, this particular car costs around $1 million, yet only 29 have been built on account of them having to be put together manually.