Hennessey Venom GT Reaches World Record 270 MPH at the Kennedy Space Center

On February 14, a Hennessey Venom GT reached a top speed of 270.49 MPH on a runway at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, making the 1,244-horsepower supercar the fastest 2-seat sports car in the world. The record attempt was performed on a 3.2-mile space shuttle runway. The car’s pilot, race car driver and test engineer Brian Smith, accelerated for 2.4 miles, using the remainder of the runway to decelerate from 270 MPH to zero.

Hennessey Venom GT Breaks Speed Record for Sports Cars

Hennessey Venom GT Breaks Speed Record for Sports Cars

photos via Hennessey Performance

via Jalopnik

Written by EDW Lynch

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