British designer Steve Everitt has been given the task of penning the new concept car, this first sketch hinting at the first styling cues that may head our way for 2009, while the powertrain is very much developed for benchmark-setting performance.

A company specialising in the development and marketing of parts and services for America's hottest offerings, including the Dodge Viper SRT10, has released photos of their first concept vehicle to date - the British-penned Hennessey Venom GT. Interest from existing Venom 1000 Twin Turbo clients is spurring the team on to produce two potential concept cars for a public debut in 2009, with limited-run production remaining on the cards after a good reception.

Drawing on Hennessey's experience with Dodge's Viper SRT10 and SRT8-designated models of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300C and Dodge Magnum, the concept car's resulting equation is simple. Four-figure power output plus an ultra-lightweight mid-engined chassis produces benchmark-setting, 'Veyron-slaying' performance.

British designer Steve Everitt has been given the task of penning the new concept car, this first sketch hinting at the first styling cues that may head our way for 2009, while the powertrain is very much developed for benchmark-setting performance. The V10 powerplant would generate in excess of 1000 hp and is estimated to deliver acceleration figures of 0-100 kph (62 mph) in 2.5 seconds and a 0-300 kph (186 mph) time of 14 seconds - largely thanks to a gross weight of 2700 lbs (some 1500 lbs lighter than Buggati Veyron).

Should a limited production run be entered into, the Venom GT would be built at the firm's new facilities near to Houston, Texas. Stay tuned for further information.