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Hennessey Lotus Exige Venom GT

Saturday, August 20th, 2011:

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.

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Hennessey Performance Venom GT

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010:

Hennessey Performance Venom GT

Hennessey Performance officially revealed the first images and full details about the Venom GT, a supercar based off the Lotus Elise and Exige models. Powered by a 6.2-liter LS9 V8 engine from a Corvette ZR1, the tuners were able to boost the output to 725 hp. Hennessey Performance also plans to offer a twin-turbo version of the V8, with numbers well beyond 1,000 horsepower. The Venom GT car you see here weighs only 1,071 kg thanks to the carbon fiber body, and wheel package put together with the lightest parts. With this light of a car, Hennessey claims the 1,200 hp model can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 2.4 seconds with a top speed of 440 km/h. It should destory the factory Bugatti Veyron, since its top speed is only 408 km/h, and the Venom GT is significantly lighter.

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Hennessey VENOM GT

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009:

hennessey-venom-gt

At the upcoming 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Hennessey Performance will reveal their VENOM GT supercar that holds a twin-turbocharged Corvette ZR1-LS9 engine. The special car tuning performed by Hennessey will give the VENOM GT up to 1,200 bhp with a curb weight just under 2,400 lbs. These are amazing numbers, and you rarely hear of cars that boast a power-to-weight ratio of less than 2.5 to 1. Hennessey Performance based the VENOM GT of the Lotus Exige S chassis, however you can see it has been highly modified. The price for the vehicle including all tuning performed by Hennessey is $600,000 USD, and HPE reported that three orders have already been placed on this limited model.

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