Hennessey Venom GT 0-300 km/h in 13.63 seconds video proof

Hennessey has released footage with the record-breaking 0-300 km/h (0-186 mph) run in 13.63 seconds.

Hennessey has released footage with the record-breaking 0-300 km/h (0-186 mph) run in 13.63 seconds.

More than a week ago Hennessey announced they were able to set a new record for the fastest car in the 0-300 km/h (0-186 mph) run with the Venom GT. Now they are back with video footage showing the heavily modified Lotus Elise/Exige-based car establishing the record at Ellington Airport in Texas, United States.

The development of the car will continue with the 2013 Venom GT2 which is set to get a twin-turbo V8 7.0-liter pushing 1,500 hp (1,118 kW), representing a 300 hp (224 kW) increase over the current model. It will be connected to a new 7-speed paddle-shift transmission or a 6-speed Ricardo manual gearbox. The revised model will feature a new door design with dihedral hinges and a double bubble roof to increase headroom.

The Venom GT2 will boast a carbon fiber body, new mirrors, front air dams and the same active rear wing. Hennessey will make only seven units of the new model, with prices starting from 1.25M USD. The first car will be ready towards the end of the year.

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