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Hennessey Venom GT

Posted on 06.22.2011 20:00

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Hennessey Performance have revealed the official details on the Venom GT supercar. Based on a Lotus Elise, their kit will be limited to only five units, four of which have already being spoken for.

The Venom GT is powered by a supercharged 6.2 liter LS9 V8 engine, same used in the Corvette ZR1, that delivers a total of 725 bhp. And if this is not enough, the tuner will also be offering 1000 bhp and 1200 bhp twin turbo V8 engine variants. With a curb weight of 2,685 lbs, the 1200 HP Venom GT will hit a top speed of 275 mph.

The supercar features lightweight carbon fiber bodywork and carbon fiber wheels, a programmable traction control system, CFD (computational fluid dynamic) tested bodywork, an active aero system with adjustable rear wing, and an adjustable suspension system.

Prices start at $725,000 for the 725 HP variant, and go up to $950,000 for the 1200 HP Big Daddy model.

“Twelve hundred horsepower combined with in a mid-engine chassis that weighs twelve hundred kilos (2,685 lbs) – no other road car and only a handful of race cars can match the power to weight ratio of the Venom GT,” added HPE president and founder, John Hennessey. “It is a driver’s car, a supercar with a soul that will give you as much speed and performance as you dare ask of it.”

UPDATE 08/16/2011: The first Hennessey Venom GT has found its way to the US and will be making a grand appearance at the McCall’s Motorworks Revival at the Monterey Jet Center to kick off the Monterey/Pebble Beach weekend. This bright “bug-killer” yellow Venom GT will be on display from Thursday, August 18 through Saturday, August 20, 2011.

More details on the Hennessey Venom GT after the jump.

Hennessey Venom GT originally appeared on on Tuesday, 16 August 2011 20:00 EST.

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