A special “World’s Fastest Edition” or WFE of the Hennessey Venom GT has been revealed to celebrate the car’s speed record of 270.4mph, set at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in February. The special package wraps the hypercar in new red, white and blue livery. Underneath the patriotic coloring it has the same 7.0-liter twin turbo V8 that puts out 1,244 horsepower and zero to 186 mph (300 km/hr) in just 13.63 seconds (A new Guinness World Record).
“The Venom GT is America’s supercar and it broke 270 mph on the same runway where the Space Shuttle landed at the Kennedy Space Center,” said company founder John Hennessey. “We wanted to offer a special paint scheme that would incorporate the colors of the American flag-the same flag we flew on the Space Shuttle runway. Thus, our special livery package includes a body in white with red and blue stripes.”
“We’re thrilled about what we achieved at Cape Canaveral with the Venom GT,” said Hennessy CEO Don Goldman, “and now the World’s Fastest Edition is a living, breathing celebration of that record achievement.”
Now unfortunately here comes the bad news. Hennessey are only making three of these special editions, and all of them have already been sold for $1.25 million each. The first one will be delivered this summer.
What’s next for one of the world’s fastest cars? Hennessey says the company would like to attempt some track records next year, with the Nürburgring certainly standing as a top choice. If that’s not possible, the Circuit of the Americas or Laguna Seca are other possibilities. “There’s always something next,” said Hennessey.
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