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270.49 mph (435.31 km/h) Venom GT

Venom GT. Officially the Fastest Car in the World. It’s a 270mph BEAST.

The Hennessey Venom GT is now the fastest series-production car in the world capable of a proven 270.49 mph (435.31 km/h).

This is bad news for Bugatti who held the previous record of 431.072 kph or 267.70 mph with their Bugatti 16/4 Veyron Super Sport.

Brian Smith of Miller Motorsport drove the Venom GT to a world-record speed at the Kennedy Space Center on the 3.2-mile Space Shuttle landing runway. He said “it was still pulling, if we could run on an 8-mile oval we could go faster than that.”

To celebrate we updated our Venom GT page with spectacular images from Drew Phillips and the record-run video.