2011 Hennessey Venom GT delivers an incredible 1,200 HP

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Latest ultra-lightweight Venom GT supercar.

The Hennessey Venom GT is the supercar based on a highly modified Lotus Exige chassis and developed by tuner John Hennessey who equipped the vehicle with a V8 biturbo engine with 6.2-litre, 1,200 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 1,566 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm. The result of the tuning translate in what is needed to get a step on 0-200 miles/h (321.9 km/h) in less than 16 seconds.

From Exige to Venom GT.

The 2011 Hennessey Venom GT shares some essential components with the British Exige including doors, roof, side glass, windscreen, cockpit, dash, floorpan, wiper, HVAC system and head lamps. Latest Hennessey Venom GT essentially conveys the desire of HPE Design LLC President John Hennessey, who has always dreamed of building such supercar for himself. In fact he wanted a lightweight, mid-engine chassis with a powerful American V-8 engine, a fundamental criteria for a performance car where the power-to-weight ratio is the basis. 2011 Venom GT comes from Formula One and Le Mans race engineers, who had put their competence to design the extreme supercar, incorporating many of the most effective technologies and advanced materials available now.

Venom GT is ready to challenge Bugatti Veyron Super Sport record.

The Venom GT, which weighs 1,220 kilos, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds and, according to the tuner HPE, has a top speed of 443 km/h. This numbers say that Venom GT would be able to surpass the record of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. In other words, we could be witnesses of the best performing and top looking road-legal supercar ever create.The V8 is matched to a manual Ricardo six-speed gearbox with multi-plate clutch. Thanks to the extensive use of aluminum and carbon-fiber the weight is kept low in a powerful car where the instant throttle response never ends to get power. Inside, the ultra-lightweight Venom GT combines high-tech components with flexible luxury. The cockpit is all surrounded by sumptuous leather and carbon fiber to offer the driver an unforgettable feeling. The outstanding power is managed by an adjustable electronic traction control adjustable, while brakes relies on a Brembo system with aluminum calipers and carbon-ceramic discs. Wheels as for the body are made of aluminum-carbon fiber. According to driving conditions the active suspension automatically adjusts the car height and allow you to lift the Venom GT up to six inches to overcome small obstacles.

The Price?

The Hennessey Venom GT would cost $ 950,000, just over 695 000 euros, and the optional carbon finish of the body is available at € 275,000.

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