Hennessey Venom GT Spyder Celebrates World Record and Anniversary
Hennessey Performance, a tuning company that strives to “make fast cars faster,” has teased it achieved that goal with the Venom GT Spyder as the company also celebrates its 25th anniversary. In 2014 at the Kennedy Space Center, a Hennessey-improved Venom GT set a world record of a whopping 270.4 mph; the company now suggests the model (with some tuning TLC) has trumped its last record.
Thus far, only a cryptic video of a Hennessey Venom GT Spyder has been released, but we’ve seen the company make big reveals at events before and expect the anniversary bash to come with some extra bang. For example, at the 2015 SEMA Motor Show, the tuning company revealed its latest take on the Venom GT Spyder, which featured an amped-up biturbo 7.0-L V8 engine running on E85 Flexfuel.
That change in engine improved boost pressure significantly – from 19 psi to 26 psi. It also now produces 1451 HP. Consequently, experts estimate the latest Hennessey Venom GT Spyder can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds with a top speed above 280 mph – and we hope to see how far in excess of that estimate the car has achieved in the tuning company’s celebratory event.