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At the Naval Air Station in Lemoore, Texas, The Hennessey Venom GT Spyder charged at a top speed of 265.6 mph down the runway, setting the world record for an open-top sports car. The new record tops that of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Vitesse set in 2013 at 254 mph. The time was verified Racelogic, an independent testing firm.

Venom GT Specs: 

  • Engine: 7.0-liter V8
  • Horsepower: 1451 bhp
  • Torque: 1287 lb-ft
  • 0-60: 2.4 seconds

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