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by Adam Lynton
Hennessey has taken the “0-300kph” record off Koenigsegg, with the Venom GT clocking the time in 13.63 seconds.
Everyone knows the 1,244 horsepower 7.0-liter twin-turbo V8 powered Hennessey Venom GT is one of the fastest cars on the planet. And now the Texan-based carmaker has some hard proof to back it up. Drive's Matt Farah reports the Venom GT has just smashed the 0-300 kph (186 mph) world record at 13.63 seconds, a feat that has been officially ratified by Guinness. To put that in perspective, the Veyron takes a good three seconds longer to get up to that speed and beats the previous record, held by the Koenigsegg Agera R, by 0.9 secs.
Footage of the run, as well as Farah taking the Venom GT for a spin himself, will be aired in a forthcoming episode of "Tuned," which we will of course bring to your attention as soon as it enters cyberspace. Photo credit Matt Farah.