Hennessey Venom GT – When it comes to super fast, there might not even be another car in the same league with the Hennessey Venom GT. It comes with a Lotus Elise chassis and its 7.0 liter twin turbocharged V8 engine is a mighty 1,244 hp. Although it was manufactured by Hennessey Performance Engineering, it was put together in England. It was tested in 2014 on the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, where this powerhouse of a car hit 270.4 mph on a single-direction run on a straight track. With Brian Smith behind the wheel, it set a new world speed record for 2-seater sports cars.
According to Smith, “It was still pulling,” and it’s his assumption that it hadn’t even reached top speed. The tracked speed was verified independently, but has not yet been updated in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – With the production of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, Volkswagen reached its goal of building the world’s quickest production car. Following the purchase of the Bugatti brand, it loaded the Veyron Super Sport with a quad turbocharged W16 engine. Boasting 1,000 hp, it ripped off 268 mph at Ehra-Lessein, the Volkswagen test track. Although the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse remains the fastest car with an open top, the Veyron Super Sport is still recorded in Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest production car.
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