If you wondered what such a feat would look like from inside the car, the above video answers that question rather well. Since Guinness requires a two-way average on speed record runs, the 13.63-second record was the average of a 13.18-second run and a 14.08-second run.
The video’s details show just how much weather conditions impact velocity, as the 13.18-second run was achieved with a four mph tail wind. Driving into a six mph headwind, it took the Venom nearly a full second longer to achieve the same 300 km/h speed.
The official Guinness World Record is for the 300 km/h speed, but Hennessey is also claiming a record for the fastest production car to 200 mph, which took a two-run average time of 14.51 seconds. It’s hard to wrap your mind around that kind of acceleration, especially from a car that lacks the traction of all-wheel drive.
That makes us wonder if Hennessey’s proposed 1,500 horsepower Venom GT will actually be quicker than the current version. Making more power is one thing, but getting it translated into forward motion via a pair of tires is something else entirely.