John Hennessey from Hennessey performance, renowned for his hyper Viper conversions, made one of the ultimate American super cars this year. The Venom GT is based on a highly modified Lotus Exige chassis. The Venom GT is powered by General Motors’ 6.2 L (380 cu in) LS9 supercharged V8 that can be found in the Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1. The modified engine will produce up to 1,200 bhp (890 kW) with twin-turbocharged variants. The mid-engine V8 is mated to the rear wheels with a Ricardo plc 6-speed transmission. Hennessey claims that the car can achieve a top speed of 275 mph (440 km/h).
0 — 60 mph 2.5 sec.
1/4 Mile 9.9 sec. @ 162 mph
0 — 200 mph 15.9 sec.
Top Speed 267 mph
Horsepower 1,200 bhp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 1,155 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
If you want more details and have a rather large cheque book please click Jay Leno’s interview with John, below.
Check out Hennessey Performance for more on this badboy! http://www.hennesseyperformance.com/venomgt.html