John Hennessey isn't known for being the shy and retiring type. Still, suggesting that the company widely accepted as the maker of the fastest production cars in the world apply lips to posterior is a bit on the bold side. How do you get the cojones to do so? Oh, by putting 1,200 HP in a stretched Elise, then removing the roof.

"Their Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is NOT the fastest open top car in the world," Hennessey emailed us this morning. "The Venom GT Spyder is and we will prove it in the near future. Bugatti can kiss my ass."

Here's the first dyno test, holy hell.

Oh, and our friends at The Smoking Tire were there when this happened. Here's their video.