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The Kennedy Space Center was the venue for the Hennessey Venom GT setting the fastest speed for a two-seater sports car.

With an aim to capture the world speed record, Hennessey, with NASA’s approval, took their 1200+ PS hypercar out to the space shuttle landing runway at the Kennedy Space Center. The lengthy bit of tarmac was seen as the perfect location within the US to max out the Venom GT, with racing driver Brian Smith responsible for this task of epic proportions. As you will see in the video, the Venom GT powers on to 270.49 mph (435.30 km/h) – faster than what the Bugatti Veyron Supersport managed at Ehra-Lessien (top: 434 km/h, record average: 431.072 km/h).

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However, the Guinness Book of World Records requires a two-way run with the average speed taken as the record. As NASA only gave clearance for one run, the speed record will only be recognised in the US, and not as a Guinness World Record.

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Watch the hair-raising video right here:



Story: Jim Gorde


About the author: Jim Gorde


Automotive Correspondent at Bike India and Car India.
Believes that learning never stops. Loves V8 engines as much as a good breakfast.
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