The world's fastest open top car took a lot of development
On Saturday March 26, the Hennessey Venom GT became the world's fastest open top sports car by hitting 265.6 mph. Many people criticize the Venom GT because it is just a "stretched Lotus." However, in a new video from Hennessey, you can see how the joke of stuffing 1,000 horsepower in an Exige, became an unbelievable reality. Taking the roof of the car posed a challenge, because no one knew how it would effect the car at high speed. The team couldn't find a wind tunnel could even replicate the speeds that the Hennessy can hit.
With the Venom GT, Hennessey's philosophy was just "we never know until we try it." What resulted is one of the fastest cars on the planet, and the limited recourses that it was built with make it even more impressive.