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 forgot.

Now, there's proof of its insanity ‚ÄĒ and it's proof of the numerical kind, which we car enthusiasts love most. Matt Farah over at The Smoking Tire has reported that the Venom just accomplished a record-breaking run from zero to 300 kph (that's 186 miles an hour to us Yanks and Brits) in a mind-boggling 13.63 seconds. He said the run was observed by Guinness World Record folks.

Farah has been out there all day with the nutjobs at Hennessey and a crew from Drive, sampling their various wares, and now he's about to take a spin in the Venom GT himself. If he survies they're planning to use the footage on a future episode of "Tuned."

Photos credit Matt Farah