Clocked doing an astounding 265.5 mph, the American-made Hennessey Venom GT Spyder is now officially the world’s fastest convertible.
It smashed the previous world’s-fastest convertible record set by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Vitesse by more than 11 mph.
The Texas-based carmaker Hennessey also set another record with its Venom GT hardtop in 2014 when it reached 270.4 mph at the Kennedy Space Center.
These cars are capable of such insane speeds because they’re powered by a 1,451-horsepower 7.0-liter V8 engine. To put that into perspective, that’s more than eight Toyota Camrys worth of power.
With all that power (and a big ol’ wing) on board, the Venom GT Spyder can do 0 to 60 mph in 2.4 seconds and 0 to 200 mph in under 13 seconds.
If you’re hoping to buy one of these bad boys, I have some good news. Hennessey plans to build three Venom GT Spyders. However, each one will cost $1.3 million (plus tax).
So not only will you have to be one of the most daring people in the world to own one, you’ll also have to be one of the richest.
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