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How the Hennessey Venom GT achieved 435.31 km/h

By   |   05 March,2014

Speed is something that defines supercars and they dont get much faster than the Hennessey Venom GT. On February 14, 2014, after extensive aerodynamic testing and data logging to verify the CFD aerodynamic model throughout its designed performance range, the Hennessey Venom GT achieved a top speed of 270.49 mph (435.31 km/h). The test session was conducted at the Kennedy Space Center on the Shuttle Landing Facility’s 3.2-mile runway. Brian Smith, Director of Miller Motorsport Park, experienced test driver and vehicle dynamic engineer, drove the Venom GT through all phases of the testing.

Now for this speed a suitable location long enough needed to be used and the Shuttle Landing runway was used. For the test a representative from VBox USA, world-renowned maker of engineering data-acquisition systems, was on hand to independently verify and document the vehicle’s aerodynamic performance.

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