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Posted: 25 Feb 2014
There's a Beetle in it
The previous fastest production car was a Bugatti Veyron, which uses a 1200bhp W16 engine, while the Hennessey packs a 1,244bhp 7.0-litre twin-turbo V8. The difference between the two is roughly the same as an original VW Beetle 1300. And, as Richard discovered, they're surprisingly fast. Just as long as you drop them from aeroplanes.