Hennessey Venom GT Spyder Sets Convertible Speed Record of 265.6 mph

By  //  April 25, 2016

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ABOVE VIDEO: On March 25, the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder set a new world record for open-top sports cars at Naval Air Station Lemoore where Racelogic, the renowned independent speed testing firm, officially confirmed that a top speed of 265.6 mph was achieved. 

On March 25, the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder set a new world record for open-top sports cars at Naval Air Station Lemoore where Racelogic, the renowned independent speed testing firm, officially confirmed that a top speed of 265.6 mph was achieved. 

This is following the spectacular record-breaking speed of the Hennessey Venom GT in 2014, during which the hardtop coupe achieved a top speed of 270.4 mph (435.3 km/h) at the Kennedy Space Center, a record speed that remains unparalleled to this day.

The open top version, the Venom GT Spyder, now also officially holds the world record. The open-top super sports car reached a maximum speed of 265.6 mph (427.4 km/h) at the U.S. Navy’s 2.9 mile long runway in Lemoore, California, making it the fastest convertible sports car in the world – beating the previous record held by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Vitesse by over 11 mph.

Hennessey Performance announced their modified Venom GT car broke the record for a convertible production car, reaching 265.6 mph on the Kennedy Space Center three-mile long space shuttle runway.

A record-breaking speed by the Hennessey Venom GT was set in 2014, during which the hardtop coupe achieved a top speed of 270.4 mph (435.3 km/h) at the Kennedy Space Center, a record speed that remains unparalleled to this day.


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