Here is a teaser video with some more images of the upcoming Hennessey Performance Venom GT.
You know an automaker is ambitious when their aim is to make the Bugatti Veyron look slow. Hennessey Performance - going by the very telling initials HP - has equipped the Venom GT with a V8 engine (displacement unspecified) that can be tuned to the customer's liking, beginning at 725 hp, with 1,000 and 1,200 hp variants rounding out the three options.
The numbers are worthy of being locked in a padded room. The top speed of 440 km/h (272 mph) soundly beats the Veyron's 408 km/h (254 mph). The 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) sprint takes only 2.4 seconds.
The car is light, coming in at 2400 lbs (1088 kg), which can account for a lot of the performance. But still, to slow the thing down, it needs massive brakes, and is fitted with 14-inch carbon brake rotors (6-piston calipers at the front, 4-piston for the rear wheels).
Price? $600,000 or €438,000 or £398,000. Expensive, yes, but likely one of the best bang-for-your-buck deals around.
The Hennessey Performance Venom GT will debut on March 30th and will be shown to the public at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK in July - as appropriately named a venue as you can imagine.