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.


Hennessey Venom GT New Images and Renderings Released