Because it's registered as a modified Lotus with only a handful made and not as a series production car, it's not eligible for the Guinness-certified world record. Nor did it make the requisite pass in the second direction, the average from which is calculated the official world record. The Venom GT is, however, certified by Guinness as the quickest car to reach 300 km/h or 186 mph, hitting the speed in 13.63 seconds. Technicalities aside, when push comes to shove, it's still faster than anything Bugatti, SSC, McLaren, or anyone else has thrown out. So to celebrate its unofficial record, Hennessey has released the "World's Fastest Edition" you see here.
"The Venom GT is America's supercar and it broke 270 mph on the same runway where the Space Shuttle landed at the Kennedy Space Center," says company founder John Hennessey. "We wanted to offer a special paint scheme that would incorporate the colors of the American flag — the same flag we flew on the Space Shuttle runway. Thus, our special livery package includes a body in white with red and blue stripes."