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Watch Insane Chevy-Powered Hennessey Break Bugatti Record

  • John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    What has 1,451 hp, a top-speed record, and no roof? The Hennessey Venom GT Spyder. This March 25th, the Team at Hennessey set out to break the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Vitesse's top speed in a convertible record. At the hands of Brian Smith, director of the Ford Performance Racing School, the Venom GT Spyder recorded a time of 265.6 MPH. The speed run was confirmed by independent speed testing firm Racelogic. The incredible test was conducted at Naval Air Station Lemoore and witnessed by Commander Darren Fouts, Air Operations.



The Venom GT uses a twin-turbo 7.0L V8 Chevrolet engine modified with two turbochargers. It has a Ricardo six-speed manual. The Venom GT is capable of a 0-60 MPH sprint in under 2.4 seconds and can run from 0-200 MPH in under 13 seconds. Hennessey's Venom GT Hardtop is the current high-speed record holder with a recorded time of over 270 MPH.

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