Since the first production car ever made in 1894, the Benz Velo which reached a top speed of 12mph, cars have been getting faster and faster fueling mans need for speed.
In 1959 we saw the Aston Martin DB4 GT break the 150 mph barrier reaching 152mph. In 1987 we had an iconic moment when the Ferrari F40 became the first production car to reach over 200MPH. And IN 1993 we had the McLaren F1 maxing out at 231Mph. But now in 2013 we have the Hennessey Venom GT Topping in at 260 MPH.
Due to a technicality the Hennessey Venom GT has been crowned the fastest production car in the World, stripping the former title holder, the Bugatti Veyron Super sport of its title. The Hennessey Venom now holds the title at an astounding 260MPH, that’s an amazing 0-60 in 2.5 seconds!
Buy why was the Bugatti Stripped?
Two words – Engine Tuning. The Bugatti Veyron Super sport managed to reach a top speed of 267.8 MPH whilst using Volkswagens 5 mile + stretch of straight track outshining the Venom GT, but once the record was set the production version of the car needed its engine detuned so that its top speed would not exceed 258 mph to ensure its tires wouldn’t disintegrate, allowing the Hennessey venom to clinch the title.
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