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Hennessey Venom GT breaks world speed record (video)

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Josée Paquet
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is no longer the world's fastest production car despite reaching 267.81 mph (431 km/h). The new queen is the 1,244-horsepower Hennessey Venom GT, which managed to post a speed of 270.49 mph (435.3 km/h).

The Guinness Book of World Records has yet to recognize the feat, however, because the car had to complete two trips (one in each direction) to determine an average top speed. Hennessey founder John Hennessey claimed NASA only allowed one shot despite more than two years of negotiations.

Another problem is that the Guinness Book of World Records defines a production car as having at least 30 units. The Hennessey Venom GT has currently sold just 29. So, technically, the Bugatti is still the fastest.

Either way, that'll mess up one's perfectly coiffed hair in a hurry!

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Josée Paquet
Josée Paquet
Automotive expert