Hennessey's VENOM GT will produce a revised 746kW (1,000bhp) and 1,288Nm (950 lb-ft) of torque. It may be less than initially-released figures but it is still in the hypercar league.

Hennessey Performance Engineering has issued some revised specifications concerning the Venom GT. The upcoming hypercar is based on a heavily modified Lotus Exige S chassis which is why it can swallow its mid-planted twin turbo V8 whole. These new images and renderings give a pretty good idea of where the styling is.

Previous power figures had placed Imperial horses at 1,200 or 895kW but new numbers confirm a more modest 746kW (1,000bhp) achieved at 6,600rpm. Peak torque is a raging 1,288Nm (950 lb-ft) at 4,800rpm, sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox.

The company expects the Venom GT to attain the following performance figures: 0 - 60mph (96.6km/h) in 2.2 seconds, 0 - 100mph (161km/h) in 4.9 seconds, 0 - 150mph (241km/h) in 7.9 seconds and 0 - 200mph (322 km/h) in 14.5 seconds. Top speed should reach about 262mph (422km/h).

Brake power consists of 15-inch front carbon rotors with 6-piston callipers and 14 inch carbon rotors with 4-piston callipers at the rear.

The two-door, two-passenger road fighter-jet has a curb weight of 2,395 lbs (1,086 kg) and uses a dry sump oil system.

At last check, three firm orders for the Venom GT had been filed with the first deliveries planned for 2010.


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