Hennessey Venom GT Spyder sets convertible speed record [Video]
The \'vert beat the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse benchmark by 11 mph.
Hennessey Performance has raised another performance benchmark, setting a convertible speed record with its Venom GT Spyder.
The roadster reached a Racelogic-verified 265.6 mph on a 13,500-foot concrete runway at the Naval Air Station Lemoore, beating the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse's existing 254-mph record. The hardtop Venom GT set a speed record in 2014 at the Kennedy Space Center, topping out at 270.4 mph.
""I thought that this would be a special way to celebrate 25 years of making fast cars faster," said company founder John Hennessey. "This was a great way to validate the technical excellence of our car which includes high-speed stability with an open roof."
Hennessey will offer a limited run of three "World Record Edition" Venom GT Spyder roadsters, each carrying a $1.3 million price tag.