Hennessey Venom F5: Another Shot at Being The Fastest

Hennessey Venom F5

After missing out on being crowned as the fastest production car in 2014 on a technicality the Hennessey team hope to get it right this time with their planned unveiling of the Hennessey Venom F5 in 2016.

The Venom F5 is named after the highest Fujita’s scale tornado alert for winds. The winds go at a record 261 to 318mph. This probably are the speeds where the automaker is hoping their car ends up in.

Before the advent of this car’s predecessor The Bugatti was the unassailable and undisputed speed king since 2005. Then, the little known performance team tune up company from Texas entered the scene and even went as far as breaking the Bugatti’s 268mph record by reaching a top speed of 270.49mph. However, this wasn’t enough to pry the crown away from the Bugatti, as they hadn’t met the Guinness Book of Records stipulation of a minimum of 30 cars. However, this time around Hennessey are going to build 30 units, as they want to ensure they get the record this time. Read More

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: Officially Still The Fastest Production Car

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

When it comes to blurring speeds the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has become synonymous with record shattering speeds at each turn. Having delivered record breaking speeds time and again, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 decided to do a last hurrah with the Super Sport. This car epitomizes the best the German owned French automobile maker has learnt through the years with the Bugatti Veyron 16.4.

The Volkswagen owned Ehra-Lessien track serves as a host of its subsidiaries where you can spot Lamborghinis, Audis, Bentleys, Porsches et al having a run. The track has witnessed 2 record breaking speeds of the McLaren F1 and the Bugatti Veyron. Thus, it was in order for Bugatti to test the Veyron Super Sport on this track. In July, 2010, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport recorded the fastest speed for a production car at 267.856 mph. The record was done by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport World Record Edition. They were 5 units in number all spotting a predominantly black look, with a base of orange. The World Record Edition Super Sports had taken off the limiters which limited speed to 258 mph. Read More

The Hennessey Venom GT: The American Bugatti Gobbler

Hennesey Venom GT

The first time I heard of the Hennessey Venom GT I started to wonder, what does a cognac and car have in common? Until, I heard that it broke the Bugatti Veyron’s Super Sport record of 267.86 mph. There was no other way for the Hennessey Performance team to announce themselves better than by making the fastest street legal car.

The Hennessey name isn’t to be confused with the French making Cognac experts Hennessy, as the name was adopted from the founder John Hennessey.

This car has the chassis of a Lotus Eidge and the power of a Bugatti Veyron. This means you get a car that not only looks good but goes as fast as it should. Driving at 270.49 mph, it is the fastest street legal machine out there. Read More