Attending the Houston Grand Prix was a fun experience. Like most events, it had a few unexpected surprises which had nothing to do with the race itself. Inside one of the display halls was a Hennessey Venom GT. What is a Hennessey you ask? Well, according to wikipedia.org…
The Hennessey Venom GT is a sports car manufactured by Hennessey Performance Engineering. …On January 21, 2013, the Venom GT set a new Guinness World Record for an average 0–300 km/h (186 miles/hour) acceleration time of 13.63 seconds, thus making it the quickest modified production car in the world. In addition, the car set an unofficial record for 0-200 mph (320 km/h) acceleration at 14.51 seconds, beating the Koenigsegg Agera R’s time of 17.68 seconds, making it the fastest accelerating car in the world. On April 3, 2013, the Hennessy Venom GT crested 427.6 km/h (265.7 mph) over the course of 2 miles during testing at the United States Naval Air Station inLemoore, California.
Pretty cool, huh?
A photo like this can actually be hard to take. No flash or tripod was used and older cameras like mine suffer in quality when you shoot over 1600 ISO. So you hold very still, turn on the image stabilization if your lens has it and pray. It pays to shoot more than one frame, in case you do get a bit of camera blur in one of the images. Yes, I would like to acquire a newer camera, if for no other reason than for better low light performance. I’m currently accepting donations for a 5D MK III 🙂