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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Buy the 270MPH Hennessey Venom GT for Only $1.4 Million



Dear rich people who love the idea of owning a rippling fast supercar but will never actually go more than 100 mph, your perfect next car is officially for sale. For $1.4 million, the record-holding Hennessey Venom GT can be yours. Sounds like the perfect addition to Floyd’s garage, no? After all, he had $100 million, only part of his collection from his Pacquiao fight, in his hand in just one of his checks.

Everything on this car has been formulated for speed. It weighs in at 2,743 lbs, thanks to things like a hybrid aluminum monocoque, monoblock aluminum wheels, an aluminum chassis, and a carbon fiber body. It’s powered by a twin-turbocharged push-rod V8 that


The numbers on the Venom GT are staggering. It goes 0-60 in 2.7 seconds, 0-100 in 5.6 seconds, 0-200 in 14.51 seconds, crushes a mile at 253 mph, and has an estimated top speed of 278. It’s maniacal, really.

The world-record run was completed in February of last year at the Kennedy Space Center on the 3.2-mile Space Shuttle landing runway. Brian Smith, Director of Miller Motorsport blasted through to 270.49 mph on 345/30R-20 rear tires.

Let’s all just take a moment here to pray that the person who does end up buying this actually drives it and doesn’t just let it sit in misery.