FEBRUARY 21, 2014
John Hennessey sits down to discuss how Hennessey Performance built the Venom GT, and how Pennzoil powered the world's fastest car.
At the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston, John Hennessey sat down with Alan Taylor of The Drive to talk about building The World’s Fastest Car. In February of 2014, Hennessey beat the world record – established by a Bugatti Veyron in 2010 – with a Venom GT that reached 270.49 MPH.
A key component of this successful world record attempt was Pennzoil Ultra Platinum™ with PurePlus Technology™, which powered the Hennessey Venom GT. As John Hennessey himself notes, Pennzoil Ultra Platinum™ is the exact same motor oil used by Roger Penske in all his IndyCar automobiles1, and PurePlus Technology™ is used under the hood by all Team Penske NASCAR drivers.
What can we say? Pennzoil is just used to going fast.
1 Team Penske Verizon IndyCar® series cars use Pennzoil Ultra Platinum™ 0W-40 motor oil.