So yesterday we had the first images of John Hennessey’s new Venom GT super car, and today we have the initial specs of the car. The 2013 Venom GT2 not only gets a fresh new look with fancy headlights and even fancier doors, it boasts a staggering 1,500 horsepower.
The GT2 features a 7.0 liter V8 engine, boosted with two turbochargers. Hennessey says it makes over 1,500 hp, which given the Venom’s weight of 1,200 kg (2012 model), means the GT2 has a fearsome power to weight ratio.
So in theory it should be even faster, at least in acceleration – than Bugatti Veyron SuperSport. The problem is the Venom is rear-wheel-drive, and there is a limit on how fast you can accelerate an RWD car. In the GT2 the power is delivered via either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed paddle shifter transmission.
Visually, the GT2 is still very Lotus-like, but gets its own unique headlights and front-end design. Also, the doors come with dihedral hinges now for some extra joie de vivre, and the double-bubble roof is more pronounced, which should mean there is more headroom for passengers inside the car.
Can’t wait to see this car on dyno, or better yet, on a runway.