2013 Dubai Motor Show. Hennessey Venom GT

The world’s fastest hypercar – the Hennessey Venom GT – hits the 2013 Dubai Motor Show.

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It may have taken us three days but we finally made our way round to it. The Hennssey Venom GT: the world’s fastest hypercar.

Making its regional debut at the Dubai Motor Show, the Venom GT has already made its crankandpiston.com bow during the last year with one record-breaking quarter mile run or another. This is the first time though that we’ve had the chance to see it in the metal…er, carbon fibre.

Powered by a 7.0-litre twin turbo V8 which kicks out 1244hp and 1155lb ft of torque, the Venom GT – which uses a Ricardo six-speed manual gearbox – will hit 427.6kph, will nail 0-100kph in 2.5 seconds, and 0-300kph in a world record 14.51 seconds. To put that into perspective, Hennessey Performance’s baby will outsprint a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport to 200kph from standstill by a whopping seven seconds.

As well the brute power of the Venom GT, performance is further enhanced by the 1244kg kerb weight, making for a perfect 1:1 power-to-weight ratio (courtesy of carbon fibre body panels, motorsport inspired rear wing and front splitter, and lightweight forged aluminium monoblock wheels). In order to keep this monstrous performance under control lightweight carbon ceramic brake discs have been installed. Handy given that lateral acceleration can register forces of 1.0g.

You might be out of luck if you’re already champing at the bit, since only 29 examples will be made.

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