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.
photos via Hennessey Performance
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