Hennessey’s Venom GT now the world’s fastest car at 270.49 mph

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The Venom GT set a new world record for 2-seat sports cars by reaching 270.49 mph during a run on the 3.2-mile Space Shuttle landing runway at the Kennedy Space Center.

A representative from Racelogic was on hand to independently verify and document the Venom GTs speed record.

The record run was made over a distance of 2.4 miles, which allowed the Venom just eight-tenths of a mile to stop.

GPS data showed that the Venom GT was still accelerating at an average rate of 1 mph per second as it took just 10.1 seconds to go from 260 to 270 mph.

Here comes the debate. In the eyes of Guinness, the Bugatti is still the world’s fastest production car. As TopGear.com explains, to get official status, the car must complete two runs, which are then averaged. In addition, the manufacturer must build a minimum of 30 cars. NASA reportedly allowed just the single run on its landing strip, and Hennessey is only building 29 Venom GTs.

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