Hennessey Performance is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a very special announcement. The Hennessey Venom GT Spyder has become the fastest convertible on the planet. The new record was set on March 25th.

The car was driven by Brian Smith, Ford Performance Racing School director, and achieved 265.6 miles per hour. The former record was held by Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Vitesse, car that clocked the speedometer at 254.04 mph. 

Under the hood of the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder is a V8 biturbo 7.0 liter which can deliver 1,451 horsepower and 1,287 pound-feet of torque. The resources are sent to the ground via a six speed manual transmission and the not to 100 km/h sprint is done in less than 2.4 seconds. 

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In order to celebrate this moment, Hennessey Performance will offer three Venom GT Spyder World Record Editions for $1.3 million each. 

 "I thought that this would be a special way to celebrate 25 years of making fast cars faster. This was a great way to validate the technical excellence of our car which includes high-speed stability with an open roof”, said John Hennessey.

Source: Hennessey