Venom GT Runs 0 to 265.7 mph in 2 Miles

On February 9, 2013 the Hennessey Venom GT attained a speed of 265.7 mph (427.6 km/h) and was still accelerating before running out of room on the 2.9 mile long runway at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California. For the complete story, please check out the May, 2013 issue of TopGear magazine. SPECIAL THANKS TO: The United States Navy: Brian Smith, test driver: VIDEO PRODUCED BY: Gearhead Flicks

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