Gallery: the fastest production cars ever
From Jag XK120 and Miura to Venom, meet the quickest road cars in history
Posted: 01 Apr 2015
2014 Hennessey Venom GT - 270.49mph
But not anymore. This is the current champ. The fastest production car in history. It has 1244bhp from a 7.0-litre twin-turbo GM-sourced V8, it accelerated from 20mph to 120mph in 7.71 seconds, pulling a maximum 1.2g of longitudinal acceleration in the process. It is quite frankly, insane.
Watch the video here. And read more here.
OK, you can argue that, unlike the Veyron, the Venom didn't make a run in both directions, didn't record its speed over the flying kilometre and hasn't been built in sufficient volumes to constitute a 'production car'. But, hey, it's just gone past 270mph. Show some respect.
Now, considering top speed has evolved from 12mph to 270.49 in 120 years, we can safely assume that by the year 2134, the fastest production car will hit around 530mph...