Hennessey has released a video of the Venom GT being driven near Silverstone, England. See it inside.
Hennessey has released a video of the Venom GT being driven near Silverstone, England.
While the clip isn't terribly exciting, you can't deny the allure of a 725 hp (541 kW / 735 PS) supercar that weighs less than 2,400 pounds (1,071 kilograms). As John Hennessey explains, "...I was expecting it to feel fast. But what shocked me was how docile the car is to drive at any speed. It was just as happy to meander along at 20 mph through English country villages as it was to effortlessly accelerate to 120 mph."
As you may recall, the Venom GT is a carbon fiber masterpiece based on the Lotus Elise/Exige. Three versions will be available: the aforementioned base model uses a supercharged 6.2-liter LS9 V8 engine (from the Corvette ZR1), while the 1000 hp (746 kW / 1014 PS) and 1200 hp (895 kW / 1217 PS) models use a twin-turbo V8. The latter version accelerates from 0-60 mph in 2.4 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 272 mph (440 km/h) - easily surpassing the Bugatti Veyron's top speed of 254 mph (408 km/h).