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Hennessey Venom GT sports car sets world record of 0-300 kmh acceleration

Thursday - Jan 24, 2013, 12:10am (GMT+5.5)
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Wellington - American sports car Hennessey Venom GT has set the Guinness World Record (GWR) for having the fastest 0-300 kilometres per hour (kmh) acceleration.

Hennessey Venom GT, which set the record at Ellington Airport in Texas, had made a preliminary run of 13.18 seconds and a second run of 14.08 seconds, for an average of 13.63 seconds, reports

The acceleration time of the car was an average of two runs made in opposite directions within one hour during the tests.

According to the super car's founder and president, John Hennessey, the speed test is just the beginning of several validation tests designed to show that their car is the fastest in the world.

GWR representative Philip Robertson witnessed the runs and made all necessary inspections for the speed test.

Hennessey plans to build a total of 29 Venom GTs, with one-third of the production run already being sold.

The Venom GT, which costs 1.2 million US dollars, is custom built to order and requires six months for completion.

The 0-200 mph GPR record was previous held by the Koenigsegg Agera R that required 17.68 seconds time - 3.17 seconds slower than the Venom GT.


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