Hennessey Venom GT Spyder sets new world record

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Hennessey Performance has released a teaser video announcing the Venom GT Spyder has set a new world record.

Released as part of its 25th anniversary celebration, the video suggests the supercar has beaten its previous speed record of 435.2km/h, which was set at the Kennedy Space Centre in 2014.

If the claim is correct, the Venom GT Spyder will be even faster than the Bugatti Chiron, which is electronically-limited to 420km/h.

While Hennessey hasn’t released official information on their latest creation, the company showed case an updated version of the Venom GT Spyder at last year’s SEMA Motor Show. The car features an enhanced biturbo 7.0-litre V8 which produces a mind-boggling 1,067kW, an increase of 152kW. This is thanks to the engine’s E85 Flexfuel compatibility which results in a higher boost pressure (19 psi to 26 psi).

According to Hennessey, the Venom GT Spyder is capable of launching from 0-100km/h in a mere 2.5 seconds.