Spitting Venom

The Hennessesy Venom GT, making its final run at the 2011 Goodwood festival of speed….hold onto your package, this is awesome!!

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).

Some Stats
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