Zero to 186 miles-per-hour in 13.63 seconds.
That’s what happens when you stretch a Lotus Exige just enough to accommodate a 1,244-horsepower, turbocharged Corvette ZR1 engine. And something else happens, too: You earn the title of World’s Quickest Production Car.
In case you missed it, the Hennessey Performance Venom GT, made back-to-back passes down the runway at Ellington Airport in Houston and posted an average zero-to-300 kilometers-per-hour (186 miles-per-hour) speed of 13.63 seconds for a new Guinness World Record. The car also shattered the previous “production car” record, (Koenigsegg Agera R: 17.68 seconds), going from zero to 200 miles-per-hour in just 14.51 seconds.
The Hennessey Performance Venom GT combines elements from a Lotus Elise/Exige with a twin-turbo 7.0L Corvette engine and will be sold for a cool $1.2 million.