Hennessy Venom GT Spyder Goes After World Speed Record It Previously Set
To celebrate their 25th Anniversary, Hennessy Performance announced the setting of a new world record by their Venom GT Spyder.
While an official announcement is scheduled for April 11, a recently released teaser video seems to suggest the vehicle beat is previous record of 270.4 miles per hour it previously set at the Kennedy Space Center in 2014.
The updated version of the Venom GT Spyder was shown at last year’s SEMA Motor Show in Las Vegas. The current GT Spyder has an improved 7.0 liter V8 biturbo engine which can run a boost pressure at 26 pounds per square inch, an improvement over last year’s version of 19 pounds per square inch.
The improved engine is putting out a stunning 1,451 horsepower, an increase of 207 horsepower over the previous version. This is sufficient to power the Venom GT Spyder from 0 to 60 in 2.4 seconds accelerating all the to a top speed beyond 280 miles per hour.
The performance of the Hennessy Venom GT Spyder is beyond that of the new Bugatti Chiron, which is electronically limited to 261 miles per hour. However, Bugatti is on record stating that performance is “by no means the end of the road” for the new Chiron.