2. Hennessey Venom GT
Tested at the Kennedy Space Centre in 2014, the Venom clocked a time of 270.49mph, narrowly edging out the former title holder – the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.
Unfortunately for Hennessy, as their test was only conducted in one direction under one set of wind conditions, and only 12 cars were ever made, it did not meet the Guinness World Record’s criteria for the fastest production car.
The record adjudicator did, however, acknowledge that it could be classified as a production vehicle.
While the legal tape may have confused it, there are no denying the facts – the Venom is one fast car.
Engine size: 1,244bhp twin-turbo V8
Top speed: 270 mph