The American tuner Hennessey has set new records with its Venom GTA Spyder with a top speed of 427 kph, quicker than the Bugatti Veyron.
That speed in an open car is quite frankly amazing, and is not recommended for Donald Trump or anyone with a hairpiece.
American tuner Hennessey Performance has claimed the new world speed record for a convertible this week after hitting a top speed of 427.3 km/h (265.6 mph) in the Venom GT Spyder – unseating one of the world’s largest car makers in doing so. With the speed verified by a Vbox measuring device, the open-top surpassed the previous 408.8 km/h mark set by the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse in Germany three years ago.
The new speed record places the Venom GT just short of the 435.5 km/h outright speed record set by the fixed head Venom GT, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida earlier this year.
At the helm of the new attempt was Ford Performance Racing School director Brian Smith – the same driver who set the outright record earlier.
The high speed run took place at the Naval Air Station in Lenmoore, California – a 4.7 km runway usually designated for high-powered jets.
The convertible, which is based on the Lotus Exige, features a rear-mounted 7.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 producing 1082 kW at 7200 rpm and 1745 Nm at 4200 rpm. It sends drive to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.
Transferring the power to the ground are Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres which enable a 0-100 km/h time of about 2.5 seconds and 0-300 km/h time of less than 13 seconds.
To commemorate its newest title, along with 25 years of operation, Hennessey plans to sell three Venom GT Spyder World Record Edition models. Each will be priced from $1.7 million before tax.
That record may not last as Bugatti is saying that 450 km/h is not outside the realms of possibility for its upcoming Chiron supercar.