Face Off – Bugatti Veyron Super Sport vs. Hennessey Venom GT
If you say fastest car in the world, there are only two cars worth mentioning. After all, Bugatti Veyron Super Sport and Hennessey Venom GT are the only ones competing with each other for the top spot.
It wasn’t too long ago when Bugatti earned first place with maximum speed of 268 mph. Back then, Hennessey came in second with a maximum speed of 260 mph. But on Valentine’s Day 2014, the Hennessey team had an unofficial record speed of 270.49 mph, kicking Bugatti out of its top spot (but not technically). Bugatti’s record speed had been 0.63 mph slower, but, having produced 30 units, qualified to the Guinness Book of Records’ world’s fastest production car.
Hennessey Venom GT
Hennessey Engineering Performance has undoubtedly overdid themselves when they took the Venom GT to the NASA runway early this year. Although it was still short of technically stripping Bugatti of its crown, fans worldwide now recognize Venom GT as the world’s fastest.
Running 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds, the Hennessey Venom GT’s 7.0 liter LS7 Turbocharged V8 Twin Turbo V8 Engine with up to 1,244 hp is great value for money, priced at $1 million (half the price of a Super Sport), and yet faster on the road.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
Bugatti has always been top notched when it comes to speed and efficiency. It runs 0-60 only in 2.4 seconds, a definite plus over Hennessey. But no doubt, its price tag of $2.4 million can be a deterrent to prospect buyers considering Hennessey’s newest record. But Bugatti’s Aluminum, Narrow Angle 8 Liter W16 Engine with 1200 hp is still hard to beat, and remains a formidable force on the road.
Both Hennessey and Bugatti, along with the other fast car manufacturers are competing neck and neck. Hennessey is about to release 30 units of Venom F5 with a top speed of 290 mph. First delivery is scheduled in 2016 to be sold at $1.2 million each. Meanwhile, Bugatti isn’t far behind, releasing a new version of its Super Sports in the same year.