Car News 12 Apr 2016

Hennessey’s world record setting Spyder

American supercar maker,Hennessey, has released a video which celebrates their 25th anniversary by beating the world record for the fastest convertible production car.

The top speed record was previously held by the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse which hit 254mph in 2010. This new record has been set at the Kennedy Space Center by driver Brian Smith on the 2.9 mile runway. The new world record set by Hennessey now stands at a scorching 265.6mph.

The Hennessey record-setting car is an updated Venom GT Spyder, now the fastest convertible ever. The 7.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 Venom GT boasts an awesome 1,451bhp with 1,287lb ft of torque. The upgraded Venom GT Spyder also has increased boost pressure, helping it hit the new world record, sprinting from 0-60mph in 2.4 seconds and reaching 100mph in just 4.4 seconds.

Hennessey intend to produce just three of these ‘World Record Edition’ Venom GT Spyders for 2016, focusing production on their next supercar, the Venom F5. Each limited edition example will cost just over £1million.