Hennessey Venom GT making official U.S. debut at Monterey
With only five units made each year, Hennessey’s Venom GT is a highly anticipated and exclusive supercar. The models are created by the hands of a small team in six month’s time, at one of three locations in either Texas, California, or England. The $950,000 price tag will get you one amazing machine, with available upgrades, and both right and left hand drive options.
Hennessey president and founder talks about the supercar, passionately remarking that “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…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.”
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Hennessey Performance is releasing the Venom GT at McCall’s Motorworks Revival today,the party that marks the start of the Monterey / Pebble Beach weekend. CEO Don Goldman expresses his enthusiasm about the event, saying “We are very excited to have the opportunity to show the Venom GT to our friends and fellow enthusiasts at what has become one of the biggest and best car enthusiast events in the world… Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival combines serious car enthusiasts, world-class cars and aircraft, all in one fantastic party.”
The Ventom GT can also be seen on display from Thrusday, August 18 through Satruday, August 20 at RM Auction, held at the Portolla Plaza hotel.
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.
By: Alexandra Koken