The Hennessey Venom GT has beaten its own record speed with a new 270.48 miles per hour mark! The run made on February 14th was held at the landing runway of the Kennedy Space Center. Its record holding speed was measured with the help of the telemetry system of the Racelogic Vbox. Its new milestone though will not help it land a spot for the Guinness Book of World Records. According to Guinness, any car is required to finish two runs in opposite directions while the average speed serving as the record time.
Due to its 1,244 horsepower, the Venom GT was still at top speed even when it was already on its 270mph rank. According to the driver Brian Smith, it took him a kilometer before the car slowed down to 70mph as it was constantly pulling. He even shared with Top Gear magazine that if they were running at an eight-mile oval, then he was certain they can go faster than they did.
However, the Venom GT still had the certification from Guinness for being the world’s fastest car. The Hennessey is aiming to set new lap records with the vehicle in different parts of the world. Check out the incredible video below.