Feature Flick: Hennessey Venom GT Races to 0-186 MPH Guinness World Record
The Hennessey Venom GT is the fastest-accelerating car from 0-186 mph, according to Guinness World Records. A 1244-hp Venom GT running 93-octane fuel completed the run in just 13.63 seconds and hit the 200-mph mark in an unofficial 14.1 seconds. The run was made at Ellington Airport outside of Houston earlier this month. Two runs in opposite directions, to compensate for wind, were averaged for the record, which was verified by a VBox 3i GPS-based data logging system
While the Hennessey Venom GT’s “cockpit” is sourced from the lightweight Lotus Exige, everything fore and aft of the passenger compartment is all-new. The Venom GT is powered by a mid-mounted twin-turbo 1244-hp 7.0-liter small-block Chevrolet V-8 combined with a claimed curb weight of just 2743 pounds, which gives the supercar a power-to-weight ratio of 2.2 pounds per horsepower.
Hennessey says the Venom GT’s 200-mph acceleration time beats the Koenigsegg Agera R’s 17.68-second time and the 1200-hp Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s 22.2 second time. During the acceleration run, the traction-limited Venom GT reached 60 mph in 3.05 seconds, 100 mph in 5.88 seconds, finished the standing quarter-mile in 10.29 seconds at 158.83 mph, and the standing half-mile at 205.65 mph.
Check out the video below for a cockpit view of the Hennessey Venom GT during the record setting run.
By Jason Udy