2013 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder

SEALY, TEXAS – Hennessey Performance (HPE) will offer it’s ultra lightweight supercar with a removable roof. Dubbed the Venom GT Spyder, Hennessey’s 1200 horsepower, 1200 kilo, mid-engine monster will offer an extra dose of wind and sound when driven without the top.

“With the hardtop in place, the Venom GT offers a very visceral, raw, driving experience”, says company CEO, Don Goldman. “With the hardtop removed, the wind and the growl of the twin turbo V8 will offer our clients an even greater driving sensation.”

HPE will build just five Venom GTs for the 2013 model year, two of which have already been ordered. Deliveries will begin in the summer of 2012. Clients can purchase either model: the Venom GT – with a fixed hardtop roof, or the Venom GT Spyder – with the new removable top. Base pricing for the Venom GT is $950,000. The Venom GT Spyder is priced at $1.1 million.

“We are excited to be able to offer an open-air American supercar, built in Texas, that provides the best power to weight ratio available on the market,” says company founder, John Hennessey. “Simply put, the Venom GT Spyder is defined by its simplicity, elegance, performance and – for a lucky few – a driving experience like nothing else on Earth.”

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Specs & Performance

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
built at Sealey, Texas, USA
body stylist Steve Everitt
engineers John Heinracy
price $ $ 1,100,000
engine Chevrolet LS2 V8
position Mid, Longitudinal
aspiration Twin Garrett Ball Bearing Turbochargers
block material Cast Aluminum w/A356-T6 Heads
valvetrain Pushrod OHV, 2 Valves w/Cyl
fuel feed Electronic Fuel Injection
displacement 6205 cc / 378.65 in³
bore 103.6 mm / 4.1 in
stroke 92 mm / 3.6 in
compression 8.8:1
power 894.8 kw / 1200 bhp @ 6500 rpm
specific output 193.39 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 984.41 bhp per tonne
torque 1155 nm / 851.9 ft lbs @ 4200 rpm
redline 7200
body / frame Carbon Fiber Body over Lotus Bonded Aluminum Tub Chassis w/Hennessey Rear Chrome-Moly Steel Subframe
driven wheels RWD
wheel type Forged Alloy
front tires 255/30/20 Michelin Pilot Super Sport
rear tires 345/30/20 Michelin Pilot Super Sport
front brakes Brembro Carbon-Ceramic Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
rear brakes Brembro Carbon-Ceramic Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
front wheels F 50.8 x 21.6 cm / 20 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 31.8 cm / 20 x 12.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension KW Variant 3 Adjustable Coilover
r suspension KW Variant 3 Adjustable Coilover
curb weight 1219 kg / 2685 lbs
weight distro 40 % / 60 %
wheelbase 2799.1 mm / 110.2 in
length 4655.8 mm / 183.3 in
width 1960.9 mm / 77.2 in
height 1079.5 mm / 42.5 in
transmission Ricardo 6-Speed
gear ratios 2.61:1, 1.71:1, 1.23:1, 0.94:1, 0.77:1, 0.63:1
final drive 3.36:1
fuel capacity 70 litres or 18.48 gal.