Depending on who you ask, the Hennessey Venom GT may or may not be the world's fastest car.
In a video published on its YouTube channel today, Hennessey documents the run of its riquickulous Venom GT that nailed a 270.49 mph speed at Florida's Kennedy Space Center 3.2 mile runway. While it has an independent authority to verify the speed, it will not make the Guinness Book of World Records.
That's because they require the vehicle to be run two times — once in each direction — and both speeds averaged for the end result. Hennessey only got one crack on NASA's turf. Oh, and the world record folks have implemented a rule where a production car is signified by 30 or more cars being built. Hennessey is only building 29 Venom GTs.
So, depending on whether you believe in the Guinness methodology or not, the Venom GT may or may not be the world's fastest car.
What say you, Spies?
**Check out Hennessey's video below!
On February 14, 2014, the Hennessey Venom GT set a new world speed record for 2-seat sports cars by reaching a top speed of 270.49 mph (435.31 km/h). The test was performed at the Kennedy Space Center on the 3.2-mile Space Shuttle landing runway. Brian Smith, Director of Miller Motorsports Park, drove the Venom GT to its record speed. A representative from Racelogic, world-renowned maker of VBox GPS data-acquisition systems, was on hand to independently verify and document the Venom GT's highest recorded speed. The Venom GT was powered with Pennzoil Platinum® with PurePlus™ Technology, a first of its kind synthetic motor oil made from natural gas. For more information please visit: