Hennessey Venom GT Record 0-300kph in 13.63 seconds

Hennessey Venom GT Guinness World Record Team
Hennessey Venom GT Guinness World Record Team
In the never-ending pursuit of over the top “hypercar” chest thumping comes the Hennessey Performance Engineering “Venom GT” destroying the two-seat “Production Car” Guinness World Record for quickest 0-300kph (186mph) sprint on January 10th. We’ll give them every hundredth of a second in this accomplishment, no doubt, they averaged 13.63s in two runs (down and back to negate wind advantage) at Ellington Airport in Houston, Texas.

Our problem is that idea that this modified Lotus is somehow a Hennessey production car. Street-legal? Sure. But dropping Hennessey’s Venom 1000 Twin Turbo engine in the back of a Lotus Exige is pushing the definition.

No doubt the results are fucking awesome.

Hennessey Venom GT 0-300km World Record Run – TUNED

World’s Fastest Production Car from 0 – 300 km/h: 13.63 sec.

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Pagani Huayra Story (Vid)

A fantastic look into Pagani and history/development of the Huayra.The attention to detail and choice of materials that went into creating this car is astounding. It’s almost as if they’ve thought of everything….What a fantastically beautiful machine.

 

Take a look at this wonderful documentary and see for yourself.

 

Also: Carbo-tanium= WIN!

 

Awesome Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe sculpture

The German Giganten aus Stahl (“Giants of Steel”) trio of Peter Brakel, Armin Ciesielski and Walter Willer have created this meticulously detailed, life-sized Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe sculpture from recycled steel junk, truck and automobile parts.

Best known for their movie industry themed sculptures the Steel Giants have a thing for automobiles as well. Spending seven months cutting, grinding and welding they have created a near perfect replica of the iconic supercar of the ’50s.

Pieces are being shown at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, including a Porsche Spyder, an Audi race car and some Easy Rider sculptures.

The reported asking price of this sculpture is near $100,000 which is just a mere fraction of the cost of buying one of the two of the existing Uhlenhaut Coupes.

Enjoy the photos. More information on the Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe here and visit Giganten au Stahl here.