The Hennessy Venom GT is the name of the fastest car in the world, as of February, 2014. First produced in 2010, the car has a top speed of 270.49 miles per hour.
The car sports a twin-turbocharged 7.0-liter LSX V8 engine and a 6-speed transmission. The Hennessy Venom GT comes with a high price tag, as each one is custom-built for the owners. Production takes around 6 months from start to finish. In various tests conducted on the Hennessy Venom GT, the vehicle went from 20 miles per hour to 120 miles per hour in just over 7 seconds. As of 2014, there are only 11 of these cars in existence, and the company only plans to produce 29 of these models total.