The Hennessey Venom GT sets a new speed record to become the world's fastest sports car. Linda So reports.
It's got the look of a modern day sports car. Big wheels, a sleek body, and a powerful engine. But the Hennessey Venom GT isn't just pretty to look at. It's now known as the fastest sports car in the world. The supercar set a new land speed record clocking in at 270.49 miles per hour. It narrowly beats the old record held by Bugatti's Veyron Super Sport. The record-setting run happened earlier this month at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. But it's unclear whether it will make it into the Guinness World Records. To be officially recognized, a car must make two runs in opposite directions, something that wasn't allowed on the NASA landing strip.
If you set a record, you establish the highest level or best performance in a particular sporting event or other category. • She set a new world record for the high jump.