World's Fastest: 270.49 mph Hennessey Venom GT
On February 14, 2014, the Hennessey Venom GT set a new world speed record for 2-seat sports cars by reaching a top speed of 270.49 mph (435.31 km/h). The test was performed at the John F. Kennedy Space Center on the 3.2-mile Space Shuttle landing runway. Brian Smith, Director of Miller Motorsports Park, drove the Venom GT to its record speed. A representative from Racelogic, world-renowned maker of VBox GPS data-acquisition systems, was on hand to independently verify and document the Venom GT's highest recorded speed. The Venom GT was powered with Pennzoil Platinum® with PurePlus™ Technology, a first of its kind synthetic motor oil made from natural gas. For more information please visit: http://www.venomgt.com http://www.pennzoil.com http://www.hennesseyperformance.com Want to learn how to make fast cars go faster? Check out Tuner School where our classroom includes a 1/4 mile dragstrip! http://www.tunerschool.com Music licensed from Pond5 Title: Courage Artist: Sean Brattan Venom F5 coming next!
257.7 MPH Ford GT Standing Mile World Record - 2012 Texas Mile
Sean Kennedy drives Mark Heidaker's Hennessey-built twin turbo Ford GT to a new standing mile world record at the March, 2012 Texas Mile. http://www.HennesseyPerformance.com http://www.TunerSchool.com http://www.HoustonMile.com Video Produced by http://www.gearheadflicks.com
Hennessey C7 Corvette Runs 200 MPH on Texas Toll Road
On December 11, 2013, a 700 HP Hennessey C7 became the first 2014 Corvette Stingray to break the 200 mph barrier by reaching a maximum speed of 200.6 mph. This was achieved on a closed section of the Grand Parkway which connects I-10 to Hwy. 290 on the west side of Houston, Texas. Officials from TxDOT, Texas DPS and TransCore were on hand to witness the testing of the EZ tag toll system. Special thanks to TxDOT Chairman, Ted Houghton. The Hennessey C7 Corvette was equipped with the company's HPE600 upgrade with the addition of a 100 HP Nitrous Express kit. For more information, please visit http://www.HennesseyPerformance.com or call 979.885.1300. Want to learn how to make fast cars go faster? Check out Tuner School where our classroom includes a 1/4 mile dragstrip! http://www.TunerSchool.com Music licensed from Pond5 Artist: Sean Brattan
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. http://www.venomgt.com http://www.hennesseyperformance.com http://www.tunerschool.com SPECIAL THANKS TO: The United States Navy: http://www.navy.com Brian Smith, test driver: http://www.full-lock.com VIDEO PRODUCED BY: Gearhead Flicks http://www.gearheadflicks.com