The Hennessey Venom is currently the world’s fastest car, sort of.

In a worldwide competition that sometime seems to ebb and flow on a weekly basis, the life of the fastest production car is far from dull. Right now, it’s the  American Hennessey Venom GT. Tomorrow, who knows.  Give it a bit of time, and the Swedish Koenigsegg Agera R One:1’s reveal might indicate some interesting things.

Why is there a”sort of” after the headline? Guinness says that in order for a car to be considered a regular production car, 30 copies must be sold. Hennessey only intends upon making 29 and has sold 11 examples of the $950,000 hypercar.

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How does this 1244-horsepower car stack up against its rivals like the Bugatti Veyron SuperSport? The ‘Bug is electronically limited to 258 as its tires are not designed to stay together at a higher speed than that. Technically the Molsheim-produced two seater can do 268 if the tires would hold up. It’s important to keep in mind that these higher end figures are very significant, 2 mph on the top end of 268 mph requires quite a bit of horsepower, stability and therefore clever aerodynamics. Stay tuned to see if the Swedes have something quicker up their sleeves. Meanwhile, check out the video after the jump.

-By: Sawyer Sutton

Source: Autoblog


Sawyer Sutton

Sawyer Sutton is a long-time Vermonter and lover of cars, big machinery, and photography. These are his words on cars as Senior Editor of egmCarTech.

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