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Video: Hennessey Venom GT does 0-370km/h in 19.96s

Have you ever seen a missile on wheels? This is – we imagine – what one would look like. It’s a new video of the Hennessey Venom GT doing an acceleration test from 0-370km/h.

The Hennessey Venom GT is based very loosely on the Lotus Exige, only it is extended to accommodate a 7.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine in the back. Power peaks at around 928kW, making it a hell of a lot quicker than the original Toyota-powered Exige.

As for the numbers, it’s able to smash 0-100km/h in 2.5 seconds and do 0-200km/h in just 7.96 seconds. These are some truly incredible acceleration times for a road car. In fact, it’s one of the quickest accelerating cars on the market, even surpassing the mighty Bugatti Veyron on a number of levels (0-300km/h; 14.6 seconds versus 13.48 in the Venom).

Click play below for a taste of the awesome performance. As you can see, 0-370km/h takes just 19.96 seconds.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.