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Sighs and Sounds: Hennessey Venom GT

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During the 2014 Fuel Run in Monterey, a rally chock-full of rare and super expensive exotics and supercars, one of the participants stood out, not because of glamorous brand or sexy looks, but due to its great accomplishments. It was the actual Hennessey Venom GT that completed the 270.49mph record run a while back.

This, obviously, is a remarkable car and one that is definitely worth a closer look. Hennessey Venom GT does indeed look quite good, even though it is, in essence, an elongated Lotus. Check it out in this brief but awesome video by BrianZuk:

Hennessey Venom GT Technical Specs:

  • 0-60 mph: 2.5 s
  • 0-200 mph: 15.9 s
  • Top Speed: 275 mph (443 km/h)
  • Power
    • Horsepower: 1,200 bhp @ 6,500 rpm
    • Torque: 1155 lb-ft @ 4,200 rpm
    • Specific Output: 166 bhp / Liter
    • Bhp / weight: 767.23 hp per ton or 2.61 lbs / hp
    • Boost: 16 psi (1.1 bar)
    • Fuel: 93 octane
  • Engine
    • Type: V8
    • Block: Aluminum
    • Size: 376 CID (6.2 Liter)
    • Position: Mid Longitudinal
    • Compression: 8.8:1
    • Redline: 7,200 rpm
    • Forced Induction: Twin Precision Ball Bearing Turbochargers
    • Oiling System: Dry Sump Lubrication
    • Fuel System: Sequential Multi-Port Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Transmission
    • Type: Ricardo 6-speed Manual
  • Brakes
    • Calipers: Brembo 6-piston
    • Rotors: 15.0 x 1.34 in. Carbon Ceramic
  • Suspension
    • Type: KW Variant 3 Adjustable Coilover
    • Ride Height: Adjustable by 2.4 inches (60 mm)
  • Dimensions
    • Length: 15.27 ft. (4,655 mm)
    • Width: 6.43 ft. (1,960 mm)
    • Wheelbase: 110.24 in. (2,800 mm)
  • Body
    • Material: Carbon fiber composite except doors & roof
    • Type: 2-door
  • Weight & Measurements
    • Curb Weight: 2,685 lbs (1,220 kg)
    • Dry Weight: 2,524 lbs (1,147 kg)
    • F/R Balance: 37% / 63% (empty); 44% / 56% (with driver & passenger)
    • Fuel Capacity: 18.5 gal. (70 l)
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