As of 2014, the Hennessey Venom GT is the fastest American car. It set a speed record on the 3.2-mile space shuttle landing strip at Cape Canaveral, Florida, by reaching a top speed of 270.49 miles per hour, which is roughly 400 feet per second. This GPS-verified run surpassed the previous record that was set by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport of 268.86 miles per hour; Bugatti's record was set at Germany's Volkswagen test track.Know More
The Hennessey Venom is built by John Hennessey from Texas. It features a 1,244-horsepower engine that is part Lotus Exige and part 7.0-liter Corvette ZR-1. A pair of turbochargers tops off the build. The Venom GT isn't built for the average car shopper, however, because it is priced at $1.2 million on the low end. Hennessey has plans to build only 29 Venom GTs.
Although the legitimacy of the speed record for the Venom is undeniable, it is not an official record because it has not been certified by Guinness. To achieve the Guinness record, the Venom will need to repeat the record in back-to-back runs, twice, and the runs must be in opposite directions. With plans to build just 29 Venom GT cars, this leaves Hennessey short one car needed to be considered a "production" car under Guinness guidelines.Learn more about Car Makes & Models
As of Nov. 10, 2014, the fastest car in the world is the Henessey Venom GT, which has a recorded maximum speed of 270.49 miles per hour. This speed beat the record set by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport by a margin of 0.63 miles per hour.Full Answer >
Although Kia Motors Corporation is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, its automobiles are made by Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. in the United States. The North American auto plant is located on more than 2,200 acres in West Point, Ga., according to KMMG.Full Answer >
According to Sportscar Standings, the fastest BMW is the 2006 BMW M6. The car can accelerate from zero to 60 mph within 4.1 seconds. The title of fastest car is generally based on its 0 to 60 acceleration time.Full Answer >
As of 2014, cars that are primarily made in the United States include the Ford F-150, Toyota Camry, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Tundra, Toyota Avalon, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Honda Ridgeline, Honda Crosstour and Dodge SRT Viper. The major U.S. automotive manufacturers are Ford and General Motors. Chrysler was once considered part of that group, but it was purchased by Fiat in 2014.Full Answer >