Published on 18 Jul 2014 | over 2 years ago

BEFORE ANYONE TRIES TO CORRECT ME about the "LOTUS ELISE" and LOTUS "EXIGE"... the Venom GT is heavily modified and no longer can be classified as a Elise or Exige.

At the beginning of April 2013, (also known as Sunday Times Driving) began an investigation following claims from US car maker Hennessey that its 928 kW (1,244 bhp) Hennessey Venom GT was the new world's fastest production car, taking the crown from the Guinness World Record-holding Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. With a recorded speed of 427.6 km/h (265.7 mph) the Hennessey was 3.4 km/h (2.1 mph) slower than the Veyron but Hennessey dismissed Bugatti's official record saying that the Veyron Super Sport was restricted to 415 km/h (258 mph) in production form and that for it to achieve its record top speed of 431.0 km/h (267.8 mph), the car used was in a state of tune not available to customers. Hennessey said its Venom GT, on the other hand, was road-ready and unmodified and was therefore a production car in the strict sense of the term. There is also contention about whether the Hennessey Venom GT is in fact a "series-production" car as it can only be registered for road use in the US as a (modified) Lotus Exige. requested clarification from Guinness World Records, which investigated this claim and found that indeed the modification was against the official guidelines of the record. Upon finding this, Guinness World Records voided the Super Sport's record and announced it was "reviewing this category with expert external consultants to ensure our records fairly reflect achievements in this field."

After further review, SSC, the producers of the Ultimate Aero TT, said that they had reclaimed the record. However Guinness World Records later said they had reinstated the Super Sport's record, after coming to the conclusion that "a change to the speed limiter does not alter the fundamental design of the car or its engine."

let me get this right.
1. the Hennessy's engine is not made from Hennessy.
2.the doors of an exige
3.the chassis of a elise extended.
4.the record is not classified as it was only recorded once
5.not classified as production car.
6.all media,radiator are lotus
7.fucking goodyear tyres.
8.the hood of a lotus elise
9.the rear lights are lotus
10. the exhaust pipes of a fucking 135i BMW
As do I repeat, the record of 270+ was only achieved once.
As it may have been frikin luck.
For all hennessy fans, you all have been fucking tricked by their freaking not their own parts.

-Aten Chau1

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