Hennessey Venom GT

Discussion in 'American Cars' started by F50Fanatic, Feb 18, 2010.

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    No the FFR GTM looks freaking awesome.
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    Crap like every other car he touchs and steals from
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    Ugh no STFU and get shit and die.
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    Man, this car is super fast..I wonder if I could afford it though...lol
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    The Geneva Motor Show is almost over and still no officer photos? Henessey lol.
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    this is true
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    valid point, but I'm glad they didn't use it as well as this looks better, if completely unoriginal..

    Still though.. no one has put the viper lump in the back and it's a shame.. I have no doubts this car will fly. But will it match the S7 for being a world class american supercar? sadly, starting off with a stolen design pretty much guarantees it will not. it'll likely instead be like the SSC Aero, what amounts to a complete car that looks like someone built it in their shed from a kit.

    I do miss the S7 very much.. for all of steve saleen's assholery, that was such an awesome car. Even if they built the S5 Raptor, it just couldn't have filled the S7's shoes.
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    This isn't even an American supercar. It's a British car tuned by an American. This thread belongs in the European Cars forum.
  12. #62 PandaBeat, Mar 26, 2010
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    Walkaround video. Looks very good:

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    Posted the same thing twice with my two accounts... so distracted today...
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    I'd be excited about this car if Hennessey wasn't involved.
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    im lovin it
  18. #68 Porsche addict, Mar 27, 2010
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    looks #$%#ing good
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    And, the tail end looks too small too.
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    SEALY, TEXAS & SILVERSTONE, ENGLAND, March 29, 2010 - Hennessey Performance is pleased to introduce the first official images of its Venom GT supercar. Based upon the Lotus Elise, the Venom GT combines a high-tech, lightweight British chassis with a powerful American V8.

    “This is not the first time that Britain and America have joined forces to produce a weapon of mass propulsion”, said company founder and president, John Hennessey. “Over fifty years ago the American-built P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft was flown into history powered by a British Rolls-Royce Merlin engine. Today the Hennessey Venom GT promises to set a new standard of power to weight ratio in the rarefied air of today's supercar market.”

    In the case of the Venom GT, less weight means more performance. The Venom GT will have a production curb weight of less than 2,400 lbs (1,071 kilos) aided by its lightweight carbon fiber bodywork and carbon fiber wheels. Stopping power is delivered via Brembo brakes with 6-piston calipers up front and 4-piston calipers in rear clamping down on 15-inch carbon ceramic rotors.

    The Venom GT’s base power plant is the supercharged 6.2 liter LS9 V8 (the same as in the Corvette ZR1) tweaked by Hennessey to 725 bhp. The company will also be offering 1000 bhp and 1200 bhp twin turbo V8 engine variants. The mid-engine V8 will transmit its power to the rear tires via a Ricardo 6-speed gearbox.

    Hennessey plans to manage power output by using a programmable traction control system. CFD (computational fluid dynamic) tested bodywork and down force will also help keep the Venom stable at speed. An active aero system with adjustable rear wing will deploy under varying conditions on both the road and racetrack. An adjustable suspension system will allow ride height adjustments according to speed and driving conditions. Finally, power will be put to the ground via massive Michelin PS2 tires.

    Hennessey will be building the power plants at its Texas facility. The engines will then be air freighted to the company's assembly facility near Silverstone, England where the Venom GT is built and tested. Venom GT buyer will be offered a 1-day driver orientation and instruction program by a Hennessey factory test driver, at a track in the UK or USA prior to delivery.

    The company plans to establish a network of Venom GT dealers and distributors in the Middle East, Europe, Russia, Australia and Asia. Production is limited to just 10 vehicles per year and the company already has orders for 4 Venom GT’s.

    About Hennessey Performance
    Hennessey Performance has been making fast cars go faster since 1991. It operates from a 30,000 square foot workshop and showroom facility situated on 143 acres near Sealy, Texas (about 45 minutes west of Houston). The company also has a showroom and installation facility located in Lake Forest, California. Hennessey Performance offers a wide variety of dyno proven, track tested parts and upgrades for a variety of modern performance vehicles. Hennessey Performance is also the only tuner in North America that operates its own test track – Lonestar Motorsports Park.

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    I can't believe Hennessay just made something I actually want.
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    How about you quit using any form of petrol.
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    this thing it's going to be fast
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    Can I marry it?

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