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Old 01-21-2013, 06:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hennessey Venom GT sets new world record

Well it's an official Guinness World Record 0-186mph 13.63 seconds

This time with the video

It's also 8 seconds faster then the Bugatti Veyron to 200 mph

Watch: Hennessey GT sets world record - BBC Top Gear
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Perhaps it's just me, that record (like that car) is just so insanely uninteresting to me.

Kinda like all the ESPN fluff around Brees 'setting the record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass'.

In both instances, my response was 'ok, fine. Whatever'
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There is also a Guinness World record for the most cigarettes stuffed in a mouth… just saying… just as interesting.
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divide by 0; unable to feign interest.
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I'm going to take the 5th on this one, it has been discussed enough around here, i'll leave you with an interesting quote someone left at the Top gear site...

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I don't understand how this record counts. This is not a production car. It is a heavily moded and tuned Lotus Exige. If someone tuned and moded a Veyron or an Agera it would be faster and still wouldn't be the fastest production car because it also wouldn't be a production car.
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I just read the footnote.

Apparently, it's also in the Guiness Book for most money paid for a car with fewer bespoke parts, as well as the record for the only $1M car with less than 7 hours of engineering time.

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And they call lance Armstrong a doper...
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LMAO This car also holds the record of the car most love to hate
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Its truley pathetic that lotus owners hate on this car. Without it, lotus will never achieve any record, other than the most lost races at the stop lights. The reality of Lotus is that it is just a pretty face, no performance. At least we can now say that a modified Lotus made a worlds record. Thanks to Hennessey.
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Its truley pathetic that lotus owners hate on this car. Without it, lotus will never achieve any record, other than the most lost races at the stop lights. The reality of Lotus is that it is just a pretty face, no performance. At least we can now say that a modified Lotus made a worlds record. Thanks to Hennessey.
Don't forget It's not a Lotus is a Venom GT!!! or is it? now i'm confused Dang!! you guys got me going again, I'm a reformed GT lover....
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Its truley pathetic that lotus owners hate on this car. Without it, lotus will never achieve any record, other than the most lost races at the stop lights. The reality of Lotus is that it is just a pretty face, no performance. At least we can now say that a modified Lotus made a worlds record. Thanks to Hennessey.
Why is it pathetic? It's no longer a Lotus.

More importantly, it's an irrelevant stat. One that will be eclipsed by another car soon
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I just think it's funny how twisted people get about it... I think it's just interesting, fun to see when what money can do and is kinda cool. It's not like I'm buying one soon so I don't get to upset about it lol
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LMAO This car also holds the record of the car most love to hate
i don't think any of us hate it. we just don't spend any time thinking about it. like owls.
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Why is it pathetic? It's no longer a Lotus.

More importantly, it's an irrelevant stat. One that will be eclipsed by another car soon
Swinglo has got the jealousy monster really bad.
To say that quick acceleration is irrelevant... LOFukinL.
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Its truley pathetic that lotus owners hate on this car. Without it, lotus will never achieve any record, other than the most lost races at the stop lights. The reality of Lotus is that it is just a pretty face, no performance. At least we can now say that a modified Lotus made a worlds record. Thanks to Hennessey.
Sitting in my stock non-super-charged Elise, I'm pleased that a modified Lotus set a record. Good call Kitty.
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Well it's an official Guinness World Record 0-186mph 13.63 seconds

This time with the video

It's also 8 seconds faster then the Bugatti Veyron to 200 mph

Watch: Hennessey GT sets world record - BBC Top Gear
I'd like to see some races between this car and some of the TT Gallardos running around.
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I'd like to see some races between this car and some of the TT Gallardos running around.
It wouldn't be a race... The Venom is much lighter then the Lambo
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It wouldn't be a race... The Venom is much lighter then the Lambo
Are you sure about that? From what I am seeing the Venom weighs around 2750 pounds and has up to 1244 bhp. Gallardos weigh anywhere from 3150 to 3350 pounds and the R-version of the Under Ground Racing TT kit can produce over 1500 whp.

The power/weight is very similar on the two. Also, isn't the Elige body style notorious for not being very aerodynamic?
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To say that quick acceleration is irrelevant... LOFukinL.
Off your meds again?
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