The American tuning firm destroyed the Veyron's old record.
Last week we learned that Hennessey was planning to break some sort of speed record come April 11th (2016). That day is today and that record was for the fastest production convertible. As you might have guessed the record was previously held by a Bugatti, the Grand Sport Vitesse. That car did 254 mph back in 2013. The Hennessey Venom GT Spyder clocked 265.6 mph at California's Naval Air Station Lemoore. That's a full 11 mph faster than the Veyron! The speed was recorded using a Racelogic VBOX.
Hennessey decided to go for the record in celebration of its 25th birthday. We'd say a second world speed record is a pretty damn good gift. Check out the run here.