Hennessey Venom GT World’s Fastest Edition: God Bless American Speed

The Texas-built Hennessey Venom GT is now the fastest car in the world, having hit 270.49 mph on the same runway where the Space Shuttle landed at the Kennedy Space Center. To commemorate this victory for glorious American speed, Hennessey has released a very lovely special edition of their record-shattering machine. » 3/25/14 1:14pm 3/25/14 1:14pm

John Hennessey: 'Dreams And Passions' Are Why Venom GT Is Successful

John Hennessey of Venom GT fame, among other accomplishments, stopped by today to answer some of your most pressing questions. Many of those had to do with how terrifying the Venom is to drive quickly, and what he thinks of a certain VW product. » 2/27/14 5:00pm 2/27/14 5:00pm

Watch The Hennessey Venom GT Hit A World Record 270.49 MPH At NASA

How much track do you need to become the 'fastest production car' in the world? If you're behind the wheel of the Hennessey Venom GT going 270+ mph you have to go where NASA landed freaking space shuttles. » 2/24/14 12:35pm 2/24/14 12:35pm

The Hennessey Venom GT Is The Fastest Car In The World At 270.49 MPH

The Hennessey Venom GT hit 270.49mph at the Kennedy Space Center on February 14th, thus becoming the fastest production car in the world by beating the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport's previous record of 269.86 mph. » 2/24/14 7:40am 2/24/14 7:40am

Here Is What Being Hunted By A Hennessey Venom GT Looks Like

We know that the Hennessey Venom GT is holymotherofgod fast in a straight line, but we've been anxious to see more track driving. Thankfully, it was on hand at the Circuit of the Americas last weekend for some laps and we've got a view from the Hennessey GT-R as the Venom chases it down.
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From 12 MPH To 267 MPH: The History Of Fastest

Top dog. Man in front. The king. To some manufacturers, the title of "World's Fastest Production Car" is essential to their existence. It may even be worth more than bragging rights. It's marketing, advertising, and pedigree all in one. There are even disputes over who can claim the current title. It wasn’t always this… » 4/13/13 12:00pm 4/13/13 12:00pm

The Fastest Car In The World: An Explainer

Just what is the fastest car in the world? Over the last few days, no one seems especially sure anymore. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport had held that record since 2010, but it was revoked over the weekend. Now the official title has reverted to the SSC Ultimate Aero — and SSC says their forthcoming Tuatra will be even… » 4/12/13 4:19pm 4/12/13 4:19pm

At 265.7 MPH, The Hennessey Venom GT Is Technically The Fastest…

We all know the 1,244 horsepower Hennessey Venom GT is fast. It accelerates like mad and has it's eye on being the fastest car in the world. Well, the Venom GT has made its top speed run, and it is basically the fastest car money can buy anywhere in the world. But there is a catch. » 4/02/13 12:48pm 4/02/13 12:48pm

Evo Hangs Out In John Hennessey's Garage, Samples The Craziness Of The…

The Hennessey Venom GT, if you haven't heard, is fast. It's an extended Lotus Elise with a twin-turbocharged GM V8 stuffed in the middle. It has 1,244 horsepower to and weighs a mere 2,743 pounds. We like to bandy about words like "crazy" and "insane" here, but with this car, we really mean it. » 2/07/13 1:40pm 2/07/13 1:40pm

Watch The Hennessey Venom GT Shatter Two World Speed Records

Everyone has been hearing that the Hennessey Venom GT would be the fastest production car in the world before one was even built... perhaps to the point of annoyance. But with 1,244 horsepower to carry just 2,743 pounds, there was little reason to doubt that the car would be very, very fast. » 1/21/13 9:00am 1/21/13 9:00am

The Hennessey Venom GT Just Went 0-To-186 MPH In 13.63 Seconds

We've been telling you for a while that the Texan-built Hennessey Venom GT is an obscenely powerful, giant-slaying hypercar that will send your Bugatti Veyron crying back to Volkswagen with its tail between its legs. This is the Lotus-Texan frankenrocket with the 1,224 horsepower 7.0-liter twin-turbo V8, in case you… » 1/10/13 4:25pm 1/10/13 4:25pm

Here's What Driving The Hennessey Venom GT Is Like

We've been waiting for someone to test drive the turbocharged, double-OMFG Hennessey Venom, and someone finally did. That someone is Matt Farah. Prepare to feast your ears on one of the most amazing sounds you've ever heard on the highway. Farah screaming his head off. » 7/10/12 3:30pm 7/10/12 3:30pm

Hennessey Venom GT Spyder: A 1,200-hp super convertible

I can tell you from experience there's no missing the sound of the 1,200-hp twin-turbo V8 Hennessey Venom GT from inside the cockpit, but that's not stopping the Texas company from removing the car's top in pursuit of even more glorious decibels with their 2013 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder. Here's a first look. » 11/30/11 2:00pm 11/30/11 2:00pm