by Derek Shiekhi
Hennessey Performance recently grabbed a lot of headlines for hitting 270.49 miles per hour with its 1,244-bhp Venom GT.
But reaching such insane speeds hasn’t always been so easy for the Sealy, TX tuner. Back in 2008, it juiced up a Dodge Viper Competition Coupe with twin turbos and a slew of other hi-po goodies in an attempt to go 230 mph over the course of the Maxton Mile.
Power from the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 should be north of 375 horsepower. I met a celebrity at the Dallas Auto Show. He was young, handsome, wearing a three-piece suit and standing in front of a fast car. That man’s name was Richard Cox, a leading man in the gearhead world. And that car was his …