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Video: Hennessey Venom sets 0-300km/h street car world record

Have you ever wondered what is the fastest production car to cover 0-300km/h? You can wonder no more, US high performance carmaker Hennessey has just released a video showing official runs in its Hennessey Venom supercar.

Even though it is very loosely based on a Lotus Exige body, the Hennessey Venom is a production car in its own right, and not an aftermarket tuning package. The lightweight nature of the Exige was used simply to assist in keeping the power-to-weight ratio low.

Power comes from 6.2-litre twin-turbo V8 producing around 895kW of power and a bone-shattering 1564Nm of torque. As you can see in the video below, which has been Guinness World Record certified, the Venom is able to cover 0-300km/h in an average of 13.63 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.