Watch the Hennessey Venom GT break world record

22 January 2013
, Motor Authority

A few weeks back, we brought you word that a Hennessey Venom GT driven by John Kiewicz had set a new Guinness World Record as the fastest two-seat production car from 0-300 km/h, taking just 13.63 seconds to reach this velocity.

If you wondered what such a feat would look like from inside the car, the above video answers that question rather well. Since Guinness requires a two-way average on speed record runs, the 13.63-second record was the average of a 13.18-second run and a 14.08-second run.

The video’s details show just how much weather conditions impact velocity, as the 13.18-second run was achieved with an 8km/h tailwind. Driving into a 10km/h headwind, it took the Venom nearly a full second longer to achieve the same 300 km/h speed.

The official Guinness World Record is for the 300 km/h speed, but Hennessey is also claiming a record for the fastest production car to 200 mph, which took a two-run average time of 14.51 seconds. It’s hard to wrap your mind around that kind of acceleration, especially from a car that lacks the traction of all-wheel drive.