Engineers of US firm Hennessey have developed the world’s fastest car Venom GT with a top speed of a speed of 435 kilometers per hour. The firm set a new record for the fastest car in the world during a test run at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida on 25 February 2014 by beating the previous best record of 431 kilometer per hour set by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.
Venom GT has been stretched of
• Lotus Exige with 7 liter
• 927 kW twin-turbo V8 that is wedged between its axles
During the test run, the driver Brain Smith broke the record and stopped on 5.1 kilometer stretch of tarmac rather than using a high-speed oval to give the car a running start.
Although, Venom GT has broken the record of fastest car of Bugatti but the place in the Guinness book of records will be retained by Bugatti only. The record of Venom will not be entered into the record book because Hennessey has verified the speed independently and the car can only be driven on the NASA landing strip.
To replace the record of Bugatti the book requires cars that run in two directions to account for variables including gradients and wind direction.