What happens when you take a slick, state of the art Lotus, send it to Texas, stretch it, and drop in a slick, state of the art American V8? 270 mph happens. Very, very quickly. That's what Hennessey's Venom GT just did at Kennedy Space Center — one of the few places with a long enough runway to even attempt driving at 270 mph — where it topped the Bugatti Veyron in terms of outright pace. It will never make the Guinness Book of World Records for a spate of reasons, but you can buy one right now if you've got the cash, and to most, that makes this the fastest production car in the world.