John Heinricy, former head of GM’s High Performance division, is well known for a lot of things – one of them being the man who drove the Cadillac CTS-V sedan around the Nurburgring Nordschleifeto in 7:59.32. Heinricy is also the key force behind the development of the CTS, CTS-V, Corvette Z06 and many other GM performance cars.
So what has been Heinricy up to since he left GM? Well, we’re not to sure but we do know that he is currently working with Hennessey Performance engineers to sort out the chassis in future examples of the Venom GT. He was recently seeing driving the Venom GT on a road course in Bruntingthorpe, England and is also said to be involved with Hennessey tuned versions of the Corvettes and CTS-Vs.
Refresher: Weighing in less than 2,400 pounds, the Hennessey Venom GT is powered by GM”s supercharged 6.2L LS9 V8, which has been modified to produce 725-hp. Hennessey will also offer 1,000-hp and 1,200-hp twin-turbo V8 enginevariants. Mated to a Ricardo 6-speed gearbox, the Venom GT is capable of hitting 0-60 mph in 2.2 seconds and will keep going until it hits 262 mph.
2011 Hennessey Venom GT:
– By: Omar Rana