US Built Hennessey Venom GT Sets New Acceleration Record

Hell yeah, USA!

A Texan built car has officially broken the acceleration record and owns the Guinness World Record for the fastest production car in the world.

The Hennessey Venom GT reached 186 mph (300 kph) in 13.63 seconds on an 8,000-foot airstrip, beating out the previous record holder, Swedish-made Koenigsegg Agera R by almost a complete second.

Might not sound like much, but to put things into perspective the average family sedan goes 0-60 in an average of seven to eight seconds. When it comes to other hard-accelerating cars, the Venom GT smokes the competition. By unofficial record, it reaches 200mph almost eight seconds sooner than the $2 million Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. Those are some impressive stats.

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Other impressive details include the Venom GT’s 1,244 horsepower motor and its twin-turbo V8 engine. Additionally, the $1.2 million car features a stretched and winded carbon-fiber body, a manual transmission, rear-wheel drive and no automatic transmission.

Another fun fact: Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler owns one of these bad boys!

Watch the Hennessey Venom GT set a new world record in video above.

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