Video: Hennessey Venom GT 0-200 Runway Test
You’ve seen us drive the unbelievable Hennessey Venom GT on the street. We were there when the car broke the Guinness World Record for the fastest 0-300 km/hr acceleration. Now, it’s our turn to take the Venom GT out on the runway to see what it feels like to legally drive this amazing machine flat out.
A note on this video: As you will see, I’m driving the black Venom GT spyder and not the Gray car used in the record. This is for 2 reasons. For one, I can’t fit in the gray coupe with a helmet on, and for two I wasn’t insured to drive it. And when you’re going 200 mph on a runway, I’ll take insurance over no insurance any time. There are, however, subtle differences between the two cars. The Gray “World Record” car is running 100 octane fuel, Pilot Sport Cup tires, and is equipped with the “Low Drag” package, which eliminates the front splitter and features an automatically retracting wing for better high-speed acceleration. Mr. Tyler’s Spyder is running 91 octane, on Pilot Super Sport Tires, and with the “High Downforce” package, where the wing stays raised at speed for maximum high-speed stability. These factors, combined with the lack of a roof, mean the Spyder takes 15.2 seconds to reach 200 mph vs. the Gray car’s 14.5 seconds to reach the same speed. Just wanted to make that clear to avoid confusion. As you’ll see in the video, the seven tenths of a difference matters not, as this is the fastest, scariest, and most visceral machine I’ll probably ever drive.