Steven Tyler, Aerosmith frontman for the chart topping rock bank has received the first completed Hennessey Venom GT. Based on the Lotus Exige, Steve asked the Hennessey tuning company if they could make it a roadster with the removable top. They customized the roll cage so that it would work, however this came with the addition of 30 lbs. Staying true to their one horsepower per one kilogram power to weight ratio, Steve got his Venom GT with a little extra juice.
Lotus had their Mansory tuned Evora at the Geneva Motor Show, and have now announced that the Mansory tuning company will be the official customization shop for future Lotus projects. Wolf Zimmerman stated, “Mansory are leaders in their field and having worked closely with them on the Evora GTE and the special editions we’ve unveiled recently”. They are confident that this partnership will lead to many nice Lotus cars in the near future, and we can’t wait to see what they can produce. The German tuners will soon have special editions for the Lotus Elise, Exige and Lotus Evora for those wanting a boost in performance or styling.
The Lotus Evora has long been known as an exotic masterpiece in the automotive world, and the 2011 Lotus Evora model is no exception. The Evora has brought home a showroom full of trophies this past year and has just added another boost to its prestige by taking home “Most fun Car to Drive” honors from U.S. magazine.
If the Lotus Elise isn’t light enough for you, then look into having it tuned and cut up by Forced Fed in New York. This model is currently for sale in California, and has been converted into a track star with a ton of new parts totaling more than what the car is currently worth. To go along with the weight reduction, an Eaton supercharger, Alcon brakes, and Quaife differential have been installed on the Lotus Elise to boost the overall performance.
The new Hennessey tuned Lotus Exige called the Venom GT has been debuted at the McCall Motorworks Revival. This was part of the buildup for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and features the Lotus supercar announcement with all of its 1,200 horsepower greatness. Hennessey plans to produce five of these cars per year at a price of $950,000 (€660,190 / £577,850). It may sound like a lot for a Lotus Exige, but with the sports car holding a 6.2-liter V8 powerplant producing 1,200 hp (895 kW / 1,217 PS) and 1,155 lb-ft (1,564 Nm) of torque, we are sure some car collectors will pick this beast up.