The Hennessey Venom GT is now the fastest car in the world when it comes to doing the 0-186 mph (0-300 km/h) run.

The Hennessey Venom GT is now the fastest car in the world when it comes to doing the 0-186 mph (0-300 km/h) run.

The heavily modified Lotus Elise/Exige-based established the Guinness Book-certified record on an airstrip in Texas where it needed only 13.63 seconds to reach 186.411 mph (300 km/h). More than a month ago Hennessey released a video with the car reaching 230 mph (370 km/h) in less than 20 seconds which is very impressive taking into account the notorious Bugatti Veyron needs 24.2 seconds to hit 200 mph (322 km/h).

As if this wasn't quick enough, the American tuner is working on the 2013 Venom GT which will feature a V8 7.0-liter twin-turbo engine generating 1,500 hp (1,118 kW), making it a lot more powerful than the 2012MY which "only" has 1,200 hp (895 kW). Needless to say, the revised model will be faster and will have a power-to-weight ratio of more than 1 hp per kg.

On a side note, here is a video from the 90s with a heavily modified Nissan Skyline reaching 300 km/h in 13.72 seconds. A YouTube user commented that in a second attempt the car did it in 13 seconds. However, none of the runs were certified by the Guinness Book of World Records.

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Hennessey Venom GT 0-300 km/h (186 mph) in 13.63 seconds, sets world record