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Hennessey Celebrates ‘World’s Fastest Car’ Accolade with 300 mph Plans

10th anniversary year of the Hennessey Venom GT's recognition


Hennessey Special Vehicles, the Texas-based hypercar manufacturer, has set out plans for its 1,817bhp Venom F5 to exceed 300 mph in 2024. The announcement was timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the company’s Venom GT becoming the world’s fastest car in February 2014.

2024 marks the tenth anniversary of the Hennessey Venom GT achieving a verified world record 270.49mph top speed to become the fastest production car ever. To this day, the Venom GT remains the world’s fastest manual transmission car. The giant-slaying feat saw Hennessey exceed the previous record of 268.86 mph held by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.

Now, having delivered 22 customer Venom F5 hypercars, and expanded its engineering team, the company is set to push towards the V-max of “America’s Hypercar.” In development, the Venom F5 achieved more than 270 mph at the former NASA Shuttle Landing Facility at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Now, the search is on for a runway or public road with a sufficiently long strait to allow the 1,817 bhp twin-turbo V8 monster to accelerate beyond 300 mph and return to zero safely.



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