Pushing the car as hard as it can through the air is essentially the same 7.0 liter twin turbo V8 that powered the Venom GT, but now Hennessey is stretching the engine's capabilities to the very limit. Final horsepower figures aren't available, but it's safe to assume that a number like 1,400 hp is very much in play here.
As if that weren't enough, the car's not just about top speed, either. There's a traction control system that's GPS based, so it can be programmed to know before you even hit the throttle that you're going to spin your wheels at a given corner.
Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor. He's not sure when or where the top speed wars will end, but he likes where they're headed.