Hennessey has been building the Venom GT since 2010, but that run has now officially ended. The Final Edition of the fastest, and arguably most controversial, supercar of this generation has been produced. It has already been sold too.
With only 13 examples in the entire world, the Venom GT is known by the entire automotive community and was built by specialty tuning shop Hennessey Performance in Texas. And boy is it fast.
The Last One Ever
Here is the last Hennessey Venom GT that will ever be built. Prepare your eyeballs because it’s a stunner.
This particular Venom GT was made for a customer and sold for $1.2 million. The car was made, as all Venom GTs were, completely to spec, but this final edition comes with a very special paint color called “glacier blue.” After starting with 1000 horsepower in the first ever Venom GT, the last one will have the same twin turbo 7.0 Liter V8 engine, but it will put out a mind melting 1,451 horses. Now you know how it gets to 270+ MPH.
A Record Breaker
The Hennessey Venom GT has broken many records, but this is where the car becomes a bit controversial. First, here are the records it has smashed in the past.
- Fastest 2-seat sports car from 0-300 kmh in 13.61 seconds (2013)
- Fastest 2-seat sports car by attaining a top speed of 270.4 mph (2014)
- Fastest open top vehicle by attaining a top speed of 265.6 mph
But the controversy is between if the record of the fastest car in the world is truly valid. Since the Venom GT isn’t technically a production car, and the records state that it has to be a production car with a volume of more than 29 units, it was stripped of the record and the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport 16.4 was given the distinction. Still the Venom is the faster car by the speed readouts.
We can’t wait to see what Hennessey comes up with next. The “Venom 5” will be out later this year and I’m sure it will be even faster.
(Source: Hennessey Performance)