Hennessey Smashes Land Speed Record But Cannot Unseat Jeff Gordon on Viral Chart

Viral Chart All About Fast Cars

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This week's viral chart speaks to the power of the automobile. Specifically, two stunts: Jeff Gordon's punking of a Jalopnik writer for Pepsi Max and Hennessey setting a land speed record at the Kennedy Space Center.

We've all heard plenty about the Jeff Gordon "Test Drive" video, so lets talk about Hennessey. The short film documents the speed test with the Venom GT hitting 270.49 mph, unseating the Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 as world's fastest production car. The 4-minute video, which includes an audio recording of JFK's "We choose to go to the Moon" speech, amassed over 4.3 million views last week and debuts at No. 2 on this week's Viral Video Chart.

Other newcomers to the chart include Coca Cola at No. 4 with a humorous spot that flaunts a huge pet funnel to reconnect people who are disengaged by social media; Samsung's "#UNPACKED" campaign takes No. 5 with the reveal of its Galaxy S5 and Gear Fit; CoverGirl snags No.6, owing to an inspiring commercial featuring celebrities Katy Perry, Sofia Vergara, Ellen DeGeneres, Queen Latifah, Pink, and Janelle Monae; and UK company Three's adorably funny "#SingItKitty" spot finishes off the chart at No. 10 this week with 2.5 million views.

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