The World’s Fastest Convertible Is Now The Hennessey Venom GT Spyder
The renowned American tuning house Hennessey Performance is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and they’ve decided to do it with style! There are obviously more than one way to party and Hennessey wanted to celebrate by breaking new speed records, with the Venom GT Spyder becoming the world’s fastest convertible.
On March 25th, a Venom GT Spyder – driven by Ford Performance Racing School director Brian Smith – went on to reach a heart-stopping top speed of 265.6 mph or 427 km/h. Oddly enough, those figures are still less than the car’s claimed top speed, but what’s really important is that the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Vitesse has been overtaken.
It was all possible thanks to a jaw dropping bi-turbo 7.0-liter V8 engine, good for around 1,451 ponies and 1,287 pound-feet of torque, as well as a cool six-speed manual gearbox. The Hennessey Venom GT Spyder will do 0 to 60 mph in less than 2.4 seconds, while the top speed has already been revealed – to the entire world, Bugatti included.
With the new record for the world’s fastest convertible, Hennessey has produced three Venom GT Spyder World Record Edition vehicles, but I can’t really say how special they are – considering the company declined to release any details, except for the $1.3 million price-tag. I guess that speaks volumes, wouldn’t you agree?