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

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… » 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 The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport had held that record since 2010, but it was revoked over the weekend.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

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

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

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