World's Fastest: 270.49 mph Hennessey Venom GT

On February 14, 2014, the Hennessey Venom GT set a new world speed record for 2-seat sports cars by reaching a top speed of 270.49 mph (435.31 km/h). The test was performed at the John F. Kennedy Space Center on the 3.2-mile Space Shuttle landing runway. Brian Smith, Director of Miller Motorsports Park, drove the Venom GT to its record speed. A representative from Racelogic, world-renowned maker of VBox GPS data-acquisition systems, was on hand to independently verify and document the Venom GT's highest recorded speed. The Venom GT was powered with Pennzoil Platinum® with PurePlus™ Technology, a first of its kind synthetic motor oil made from natural gas. For more information please visit: http://www.venomgt.com http://www.pennzoil.com http://www.hennesseyperformance.com Want to know more? Watch 'Breaking Barriers" on National Geographic Channel on Wednesday, May 7 at 9 pm eastern time. Want to learn how to make fast cars go faster? Check out Tuner School where our classroom includes a 1/4 mile dragstrip! http://www.tunerschool.com Music licensed from Pond5 Title: Courage Artist: Sean Brattan