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Venom GT Hits 265.7 MPH

Hennessey Performance claims its Venom GT is the fastest car you can buy. How do you like them apples, Bugatti?

There’s never been any doubt that the Hennessey Venom GT is one fast supercar. But now the Texas-based firm is claiming the Venom has become the fastest production vehicle on earth. Hennessey has just announced that its Venom GT hit a top speed of 265.7 mph on February 9, 2013, on the runway of the Lemoore Naval Air Station in California. But hang on a second, you say - didn't the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport reach a record-setting top speed of 267.8 mph?

That may be true, but as John Hennessey explains, "While a Veyron Super Sport did run 267.8 mph, Bugatti speed-limits its production vehicles to 258 mph. Thus, at 265.7 mph the Venom GT is the fastest production car available to the public." Well there you have it.

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