The record for the fastest convertible was held by Bugatti’s Veyron Super Sport Vitesse, which it achieved by going at a speed of 254 mph (408.7 km/h). That record has been broken by the Hennessy Venom GT Spyder, which obtained a top speed of 265.6 mph (427.4 km/h) at Lemoore Naval Air Station in California.
The car was driven by Brian Smith, director of the Ford Performance Racing School.
The Hennessy Venom GT Spyder is powered by a twin-turbo 7-litre V8 engine that produces 1,451 horsepower 1,745 Nm of torque.
Hennessy Venom GT is the fastest convertible in the world. (Photo Courtesy: Venom GT)
The car comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox and the power is delivered to the rear wheels.
Henessy Venom GT from the back. (Photo Courtesy: Venom GT)
All this power makes the Venom GT capable of going 0-100 km/h in less than 2.4 seconds and according to the company when tested the car went from 0-321 km/h in less than 13 seconds.
The speed achieved by Henessy Venom GT. (Photo Courtesy: Venom GT)
Hennessey’s record-breaking attempt took place on the company’s 25th anniversary, and they plan to offer three ‘World Record Edition’ Venom GT Spyders to commemorate the record run.
The price? A whopping $1.3 million each, plus tax