Hennessey finally unveiled its highly anticipated supercar, the Venom GT in England, where the car will be built. They say that it’s the most astonishing English-American come-together since WWII! And reviewing the car specs we can’t help but agree with them. Because it’s powered by Corvette’s ZR1 amazing V8 engine and has the same sort of chassis and bodywork as Lotus Elise. So it’s destined to be good!
Venom GT’s body shell is made entirely out of carbon fiber so it weighs less than 2,400 lbs (1,071 kilos) which is brilliant. Now if it was a Lotus they’d give it a four-cylinder turbo or a V6. But Venom is American! So they’ve come up with the 6.2 liter LS9 V8 of the ZR1 and then for that little extra something tuned it up to 725 bhp. This much power with that featherweight body is a recipe for absolute fun!
But that’s not all Hennessey has to offer. You see that 725 hp version is kinda the entry-level! They can even provide you with 1000 bhp and 1200 bhp twin turbo V8 engine variants. Now this is a recipe for chaos!
Hennessey Venom GT uses a Ricardo 6-speed gearbox to deliver the power to the rear wheels and has a Brembo braking package with 6-piston calipers up front and 4-piston calipers in rear, with 15-inch carbon ceramic rotors. It also features an adjustable suspension system which can be customized based on the speed and driving conditions, and Michelin PS2 tires.
This car is limited to 10 units per year and for 2010 they already have four orders. The prices for Venom GT is said to be around $600,000.