Hennessey Venom GT sets new record for World’s Fastest Production Car

On Valentine’s Day, driver Brian Smith drove the 1,244 horsepower Hennessey Venom GT down the Kennedy’s Space Center’s 3.2-mile Space Shuttle landing, hitting a speed of 270.49.

And it was still accelerating when Smith ran out of room and had to stop, Fox News said.

It officially broke the record set by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which held the previous record at 269.86 mph.

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Hennessey upgrades 2013 Viper GTS

Hennessey has released the latest video of the upgrade 2013 Viper GTS with the Venom 700R upgrade.

 

Specs from their website:

0 – 60 mph
0 – 100 mph
0 – 300 km/h
0 – 200 mph
1/4 mile
Standing Half Mile
Standing One Mile
Top Speed
2.7 sec.
5.6 sec.
13.63 sec. – Guinness World Record
14.51 sec. – Hypercar World Record
9.92 sec. @ 163 mph
206 mph
253 mph
278 mph

Power

Horsepower 1244 bhp @ 6600 rpm (Cockpit adjustable from 800 bhp, 1000 bhp & 1244 bhp)
Torque 1155 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

Engine

Type V8
Block Aluminum
Size 427 CID (7.0 Liter)
Position Mid Longitudinal
Compression 9.2:1
Redline 7,200 rpm
Forced Induction Twin Precision Turbo Ball Bearing Turbochargers
Oiling System Dry Sump Lubrication
Fuel System Sequential Multi-Port Electronic Fuel Injection

Transmission

Type Ricardo 6-Speed Manual
Gear Ratios 2.61:1, 1.71:1, 1.23:1, 0.94:1, 0.77:1, 0.63:1
Final Drive 3.36:1

Brakes

Calipers Brembo 6-Piston (all four corners)
Rotors 15.0 x 1.34 in. Carbon Ceramic (all four corners)

Suspension

Type Penske Adjustable Coilover (all four corners)
Ride Height Adjustable by 2.4 inches (60 mm)

Dimensions

Length 15.27 ft. (4,655 mm)
Width 6.43 ft. (1,960 mm)
Wheelbase 110.24 in. (2,800 mm)
Track – Front 63.46 in. (1,612 mm)
Track – Rear 63.15 in. (1,604 mm)

Body

Material Carbon fiber composite except doors & roof
Type 2-door

Weights & Measures

Curb Weight 2,743 lbs (1,244 kilograms)
F / R Balance 37 / 63 (empty); 44 / 56 (with driver & passenger)
Fuel Capacity 18.5 gal. (70 Liter)

Wheels & Tires

Tire – Front 265/30/19 Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Tire – Rear 345/30/20 Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Wheel – Front 9.5 x 19 in.
Wheel – Rear 12.5 x 20 in.

 

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2014 Corvette C7 to get Hennessey upgrades to yield incredible horsepower

2014 Corvette C7 to get Hennessey upgrades to yield incredible horsepower

The talent at Hennesseey has done it again. They’ve recently released their plans for upgrading C7 Corvette, starting with the 2014 Stingray.

Hennessey said that there will be four different upgrade programs. The following prices include professional installation:

• HPE600 Supercharged ($12,495) 600 hp @ 6,300 rpm
• HPE700 Supercharged ($18,450) 700 hp @ 6,300 rpm
• HPE800 Twin-Turbo ($54,950) 800 hp @ 6,300 rpm
• HPE1000 Twin-Turbo ($67,950) 1,100 hp @ 6,300 rpm

Depending on how much power you can handle (or afford), upgrades may consist of an Eaton supercharger, custom CNC-porter factory cylinder heads, proprietary intake and fueling systems and re-tuned engine control unit.

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Hennessey strives to get 1000 horsepower out of performance upgrades

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The 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray comes stock with a 450-hp 6.2-liter V8 under the hood, but one performance company is promising it can make 1,000 horsepower out of the Chevy sports car.

According to Fox News, Texas-based Hennessey Performance wants to add twin turbochargers, an intercooler, high-flow cylinder heads, a custom cat-back exhaust system and several other high-performance parts to add the extra power.

The company told Fox that the mods and labor will cost around $70,000, and they’ve already taken two orders.

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