The New Fastest Car in the World

by Nate Wooley | January 23, 2013 10:49 am

[1]There’s a new record holder for the fastest car in the world, the Hennessey Venom GT.

The Venom broke the record by accelerating from zero to 186 mph in 13.63 seconds, reports[2]. The previous record holder, Koenigsegg Agera R, made that acceleration mark in 14.53 seconds. The Agera R had broken the Bugatti Veyron’s earlier record only six months ago.

Bugatti still has bragging rights, though. While the Venom GT hit 205 on the straightaway, neither it nor the Agera R came close to breaking the Veyron’s top-speed record of 268 mph. However, the Venom team believes 270 mph is an achievable goal for the car on the right test track.

The Venom GT comes with a sticker price of $1.4 million. That’s affordable compared to the Veyron’s $2.4 million. It remains the most expensive, if not always the fastest, car in the world.

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