The Hennessy Venom GT Is the World’s Fastest Convertible

Manav Sinha

The record for the fastest convertible was held by Bugatti’s Veyron Super Sport Vitesse, which it achieved by going at a speed of 254 mph (408.7 km/h). That record has been broken by the Hennessy Venom GT Spyder, which obtained a top speed of 265.6 mph (427.4 km/h) at Lemoore Naval Air Station in California.

The car was driven by Brian Smith, director of the Ford Performance Racing School.

The Hennessy Venom GT Spyder is powered by a twin-turbo 7-litre V8 engine that produces 1,451 horsepower 1,745 Nm of torque.

Hennessy Venom GT is the fastest convertible in the world. (Photo Courtesy: Venom GT)

The car comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox and the power is delivered to the rear wheels.

Henessy Venom GT from the back. (Photo Courtesy: Venom GT)

All this power makes the Venom GT capable of going 0-100 km/h in less than 2.4 seconds and according to the company when tested the car went from 0-321 km/h in less than 13 seconds.

The speed achieved by Henessy Venom GT. (Photo Courtesy: Venom GT)

Hennessey’s record-breaking attempt took place on the company’s 25th anniversary, and they plan to offer three ‘World Record Edition’ Venom GT Spyders to commemorate the record run.

The price? A whopping $1.3 million each, plus tax