Watch: At 427.6 kmph Hennessey Venom GT is the world's fastest car

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Apr 06, 2013 at 01:12pm IST

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Mumbai: The Hennessey Venom GT is now officially the world's fastest stock production car, eclipsing the former record holder, the Bugatti Veyron.

Hennessey officials tested the 1261PS/1564Nm 7.0-litre twin-turbo V8 Venom GT on the US Naval Air Station in Lemoore.

Two VBOX 3i data logging systems were used to monitor this run and there were VBOX officials present to verify as well.

Watch: At 427.6 kmph Hennessey Venom GT is the world's fastest car

The Hennessey Venom GT eclipsed the former record holder, the Bugatti Veyron.

The 3.21 km run saw the Venom attain a speed of 427.60 kmph, which is not its top speed considering that the driver ran out of road.

In contrast, the Veyron has a factory restricted top speed of 415kmph.

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