The Venom GT set a Guinness World Record in 2013 as the fastest 2-seat sports car, going from 0 to 300 KPH in just 13.61 seconds. The next year it set a record with a top speed of 270.4 MPH. And in 2016, it set another record as the world fastest open-top vehicle with a top speed of 265.5 MPH.
But those record-setting days are coming to an end, as the Venom GT Final Edition just rolled off the assembly line. The vehicle is powered by a twin-turbocharged 7.0-liter V8 engine that produces a mind-blowing 1,451 horsepower. Painted in Glacier Blue with white stripes, the vehicle has already been sold, with the lucky owner forking over a hefty $1.2 million.
“We’ve attained some pretty incredible achievements with the Venom GT,” said company founder & CEO John Hennessey. “It was always my dream to build the fastest car and we did just that. Our Venom GT retires as one of the fastest cars on the planet along with being one of the most exclusive. I’m so grateful to our customers, employees, suppliers, and our technical partners, Pennzoil & Shell V-Power, who have helped make this special car a reality.”
Hennessey’s next vehicle project is the Venom F5, which will be introduced “sometime later this year.” The evolutionary successor to the Venom will feature an updated version of the twin-turbo 7.0-liter that will generate in excess of 1450 horsepower in a vehicle that will weigh less than 2,900 pounds. Hennessey is targeting a top speed of over 290 MPH, which would put in direct competition with the Bugatti Chiron.