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Old 04-02-2013, 09:06 PM   #1
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Hennessey venom officially worlds fastest production car

Video speaks for itself.
Proud to say i was a part of this. Even if it was just helping with little stuff like detailing it before departure or changing plugs during testing here in texas.
I feel honored to have had the opportunity to work on the venom side by side some of the best auto technicians in the U.S.

The vid:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d9y2...e_gdata_player


I can confidently say the car is capable of more and couldve definitely hit 275 easily. Unfortunately, minor setbacks and running low on daylight caused the testing to cease.
Still. 240mph in one mile is sick.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:08 PM   #2
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Very cool, nice work on the detail
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Bugatti will squeeze another 50hp out of the Veyron and top it.

The Veyron is like the SR71.
Any time someone would go after the record, they'd take the SR71 up and break their own record just to set the bar a bit higher.
Pilot claimed that if you just firewalled the throttles, you would destroy the airframe... the actual top speed is likely known but remains classified. The public top speed is in the record books.

Seems that Bugatti does the same with the Veyron.
The thing is probably capable of over 300 and simply software-limited.


But seriously... it's a stretch to refer to either car as "production".
Yes, they are produced for public consumption, but NHRA "Stock" classes have minimum sales requirements.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:14 PM   #5
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:15 PM   #6
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For an official Guinness record, don't they have to do a second run in the opposite direction within half an hour, to cancel out grade and wind differences?

Still, looks like the car is capable of more. Maybe they ought to take it to the Bonneville Salt Flats.
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Um... no it isnt. Sorry to break it to you.
Whos this aimed to? Me?

Its open to the public to buy one. As far as i know its a production car.
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Very awesome, but Bugatti will pump more out of a Veyron. Its a smart marketing strategy on their part, to just up the bar every time something faster comes out.
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Bugatti will squeeze another 50hp out of the Veyron and top it.

The Veyron is like the SR71.
Any time someone would go after the record, they'd take the SR71 up and break their own record just to set the bar a bit higher.
Pilot claimed that if you just firewalled the throttles, you would destroy the airframe... the actual top speed is likely known but remains classified. The public top speed is in the record books.

Seems that Bugatti does the same with the Veyron.
The thing is probably capable of over 300 and simply software-limited.


But seriously... it's a stretch to refer to either car as "production".
Yes, they are produced for public consumption, but NHRA "Stock" classes have minimum sales requirements.
Bugatti needs 4+ miles to get 258. Venom did 265 in 2 miles flat. Again, the venom can do 275 easily and possibly more with a longer road.
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True, but the venom is still a race car. The bugatti is a luxury type car and its heavy as hell.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:20 PM   #11
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Yes you and your thread. It is not the fastest production car in the world. Close, but not quite.
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Yes you and your thread. It is not the fastest production car in the world. Close, but not quite.
^ john is correct tho. No bugatti anywhere ever(currently) will do over 258 off the showroom floor.
Hence fastest 'Production' car.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:23 PM   #13
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Venom is still registered as a Lotus though. There is a grey area in terms of what a "production car" is here.
Venom is the venom in real life. People who refer to the venom as a glorified lotus are clueless to what the car actually is. I know thats not the point but im just getting that out there for any future posters.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:23 PM   #14
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True, but the venom is still a race car. The bugatti is a luxury type car and its heavy as hell.
x2, can you imagine what the Bugatti could do minus the leather and other fancy amenities?
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For an official Guinness record, don't they have to do a second run in the opposite direction within half an hour, to cancel out grade and wind differences?

Still, looks like the car is capable of more. Maybe they ought to take it to the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Not sure about Guinness, but the FIA requires that. 2 passes within 1/2 hours, speeds are averaged.
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x2, can you imagine what the Bugatti could do minus the leather and other fancy amenities?
Thats the whole point ofthe venom. To have a barebones american badass racecar. Bare minimum. Just wants to fly lol
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Not sure about Guinness, but the FIA requires that. 2 passes within 1/2 hours, speeds are averaged.
Guinness was on site for this record so i guess they me whatever the requirements were.
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Thats the whole point ofthe venom. To have a barebones american badass racecar. Bare minimum. Just wants to fly lol
and that it does.
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technicalities aside, thats a badass fuckin car. been following it online

I would kill myself within 15 minutes of driving that thing...
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