Fastest production car 0-300 km/h

This is certainly a record for which you should be wearing a seatbelt.

The fastest time for a production car to travel from 0 – 300 km/h (0-186 mph) was 13.63 seconds, achieved by a Hennessey Venom GT.

Manufactured by Hennessey Performance (USA), the record-breaking Venom was driven by John Kiewicz at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas, USA, on 10 January 2013.

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The Hennessey Venom GT’s first lap of 0-300 km/h was recorded in a time of 13.18 seconds with a 6.5km/h tailwind and the second lap 14.08 seconds with a 9.7km/h headwind, for an average record-breaking time of 13.63 seconds.

Powered by a 7-liter, V8 engine capable of an awe-inspiring 1,244 hp, the Hennessey Venom GT smashed the acceleration record.

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“We are exceptionally proud of our team at HPE who helped to make this new Guinness World Record[s feat] possible,” said Hennessey Performance president and founder John Hennessey. “It was a great moment, but this is just the beginning and we plan to set a few more speed records as part of our Venom GT validation process.”

Hennessey Performance is headquartered in Sealy, Texas – about 45 minutes west of Houston.  The main 30,000 sq. ft. facility is situated on 143 acres.

The latest Venom GT model claims a 0-60 mph tie in 2.7 seconds, and a standing mile speed of 253 mph. It generates 1155 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm of torque and redlines at 7,200 rpm.

Its curb weight sits at 2,743 lb (1,244 kg) and the Venom GT can hold 18.5 gallons (70 liters) of gas.

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For those looking to order the Venom GT, additional optional upgrades include bare carbon fiber finish, right-hand drive ability, and even a stereo system designed by Steven Tyler of Aerosmith fame.

“The Venom GT simply expresses the supercar I have always dreamed of building: A nimble, lightweight, mid-engine chassis with a powerful American V8 engine and a maximum power-to-weight ratio as its cornerstone.”

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