Hennessey Performance, the company responsible for the fire-breathing Venom GT, the world’s fastest production car from 0-300km/h, is building a limited run of the World’s Fastest Edition of the world’s fastest supercar.
Yes, the Venom GT World’s Fastest Edition (WFE) is built to celebrate the company’s recent top speed run of 270.4 mph (435 km/h), which was set at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in February. The World’s Fastest Edition broke last year’s record of 427.6km/h (265.7 mph) and also alludes to the Venom’s 0-300 km/h Guinness World Record.
“The Venom GT is America’s supercar and it broke 270 mph on the same runway where the Space Shuttle landed at the Kennedy Space Center,” said company founder John Hennessey. “We wanted to offer a special paint scheme that would incorporate the colors of the American flag—the same flag we flew on the Space Shuttle runway. Thus, our special livery package includes a body in white with red and blue stripes.”
The Venom GT generates its incredible speed from a simple formula: huge power, minimal weight. Its 7.0-litre twin-turbo V8 makes a whopping 1244 bhp (928 kW) and with only 1,244 kg to accelerate, the Venom GT is not only the fastest series-produced road car, it’s also the quickest.
Boasting the magical 1 hp per kg power to weight ratio, the supercar holds the Guinness World Record for standing-start acceleration, rocketing from rest to 300 km/h (186 mph) in just 13.63 seconds. Lightweight aluminum construction, carbon-fiber bodywork and featherweight carbon-ceramic brakes all make this extraordinary power/weight ratio possible.
“We’re thrilled about what we achieved at Cape Canaveral with the Venom GT,” said Hennessy CEO Don Goldman, “and now the World’s Fastest Edition is a living, breathing celebration of that record achievement.”
Just three World’s Fastest Edition cars are being built and have already been sold at a price of $1.25 million U.S. This makes the Venom GT WFE not only the fastest but also one of the rarest supercars ever built.
Your move, Koenigsegg.