17 Jan

Worlds Fastest Car…..Maybe

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Hennessey Venom GT

A car to a normal person will get you from point A to point B and not think anything different. To other individuals, a car is actually a part of its owner. They treat it as part of the family. These individuals will take their pride and joy and manipulate their automobile to get the most out of it. This could be just for looks or for performance. One of the most important things to a car junkie looks for is speed. Since the day the automobile was created, individuals kept pushing the limits of how fast they could go. The Model T when it was invented had a top speed between 40-45 MPH back in 1919. These days, individuals have been able to slightly improve upon those numbers. In 2014, a Hennessey Venom GT, a combination of a Lotus Elise chassis and 1,244-hp 7.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8, was recorded as exceeding 270.49 mph. Because the Hennessey Venom GT was hand built, some individuals question if it in fact can be called a production car as only few cars have been sold. The Hennessey Venom GT also only made one pass, while to actually secure the top speed record you most make a pass back and forth as to take the wind into account and average the time. Since the Hennessey Venom GT only made one run, the Guinness Book of World Records would not validate its speed as the world’s fastest car. While everyone loves to drive fast, only a few are able to say they have driven the fastest ever. It will only be a matter of time before we have automobiles that could well top 300 MPH. The more science and computers play into the area of creating the fastest automobile, the records, we feel, will be breaking over and over again for a long time to come.