Hennessey’s 270mph v-max in numbers
Land's End to John O'Groats in three hours? More insane figures from the Venom's record run
Posted: 25 Feb 2014
This morning we announced with special astonishment that a Hennessey Venom hit 270.49mph. That's the highest speed ever recorded by a production car. Which, plainly, is insane. And you don't have to take its supreme talents on faith alone because we have a video. Watch it. It will ease your sluices.
Along with the Veyron SS-eclipsing footage, the kindly folk at Hennessey also sent us through all the data from its Vbox - a little electronic rectangle that uses satellites to collect devilishly accurate speed, distance, acceleration, and braking information.
With said numbers and a face full of Top Gear maths, we made some interesting discoveries...