Fastest car - level 3

Fastest car - level 3

04-03-2014 07:00

The Hennessey Venom GT isn’t just pretty to look at. It’s now known as the fastest sports car in the world.

The super car set a new land speed record earlier this month, 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 Centre in Florida on a runway made for space shuttle landings.

The entire run from naught to 270.49 mph took less than a minute.

It’s unclear, however, whether the car’s achievement will make it into the Guinness World Records. To be officially recognised, a car must make two runs in opposite directions, something that wasn’t allowed on the NASA landing strip.

Difficult words: land speed record (make an achievement by going fast on land), clock in (to record the time), naught (the number zero).

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