John Hennessey’s much-anticipated Venom GT is finally (we say finally because we’ve been hearing about the car since Dec. 2007) going to make its world-debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.
Now if you think that the Venom GT bares a striking resemblance to the Lotus Exige S, that’s because it is one. The Venom GT is built on a stretched Exige platform, which is nearly two feet longer in length and nearly a foot in width.
Power comes from an upgraded LS9 from the Corvette ZR1 making 750-hp. If that isn’t enough for you (too much power is never a bad thing), Hennessey is offering a twin-turbocharged LS9 that makes a whopping 1,000-hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque in street trim and 1,200-hp in full race trim.
Weighing in at just 2,395 lbs, the 1,000-hp model goes from 0 to 60 mph in 2.2 seconds with a top speed of 262 mph. Power is transmitted to the rear-wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission. Stopping power comes from 15-inch carbon brakes clamped by six-piston calipers on the front and 14-inch carbon brakes clamped by four-pot calipers scrub speed in the rear.
Pricing for the Hennessey Venom GT starts at $600,000. Those wanting 1,200-hp will have to cough up $725,000 and for those in Europe looking for a right-hand model, you’ll have to pay an extra $24,500.
Hennessey Venom GT Concept:
– By: Kap Shah