Based on the Lotus Elise / Exige, the Venom GT features a twin-turbo V8 with 1,200 hp (895 kW / 1217 PS) and 1,135 lb-ft (1537 Nm) of torque.
Hennessey has delivered the first Venom GT to a customer in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
While the company declined to identify the owner, John Hennessey stated "This is the fulfillment of a dream that I have had since I was a kid, but it is also just the beginning as we begin to demonstrate the performance capabilities of the Venom GT in the near future."
Based on the Lotus Elise / Exige, the Venom GT features a twin-turbo V8 with 1,200 hp (895 kW / 1217 PS) and 1,135 lb-ft (1537 Nm) of torque. It enables the 2,685 lbs (1,220 kilo) supercar to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 2.4 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 440 km/h (272 mph).
The mid-range model also uses the twin-turbo V8, but develops 1,030 hp (768 kW / 1044 PS) and 972 lb-ft (1216 Nm) of torque. This allows the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) in 7 seconds, and 0-300 km/h (0-186 mph) in 14.9 seconds. Unfortunately, the company didn't divulge the top speed.
The entry-level Venom GT features a supercharged 6.2-liter LS9 V8, from the Corvette ZR1, which churns out 725 hp (541 kW / 735 PS). While no additional specifications were released, it will likely outgun the Vette.
Other goodies include carbon fiber bodywork (with a drag coefficient of 0.36 and 0.43, the latter with the rear wing raised), a six-speed Ricardo manual transmission, Brembo brakes (with 15.0 x 1.34 carbon ceramic rotors), and an adjustable KW coilover suspension.
Check out the press release for additional information.