Hennessy Venom gt
"Had it not been for some silly rules, like needing 30 production cars to qualify and needing two back-to-back runs, the Hennessey Venom GT would have taken home the title as the "World’s Fastest Production Car" after its 270.49-mph run at Kennedy Space Center. But those rules are in place, and Hennessey couldn’t care less, as it is rolling out a special World’s Fastest Edition Venom GTs in very limited quantities.
There is very limited information on the World’s Fastest Edition, but we do know that it features a red, white and blue livery to match the American flag. We also learned that the model will come in at a price tag of $1.25 million.
According to what I can gather, the Venom GT WFE will carry the same 7.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8 as the rest of the Venom GTs. This means that it pumps out 1,244 horsepower, and shoots the hypercar to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds and 186 mph in just 13.63 ticks. While the Venom GT only hit 270.49 mph at Kennedy Space Center, Hennessey claims it can hit about 278 mph.
The Venom GT is likely the sickest car to roll out of an American automaker’s dealership. Sure, it is a Lotus Exige body and a GM-sourced engine, but the technological advancements and tuning are all the brainchild of John Hennessey and his team of engineers.
The managed to turn up the heat on that GM V-8 to a toasty 1,244 horsepower at 6,600 rpm, which the driver can actually change to 800, 1,000 and 1,244 from the cockpit, and 1,155 pound-feet of cheek tightening torque. This mammoth engine links to a six-cog, Ricardo manual gearbox that delivers the goods to the rear wheels.
This tasty combo nets the Hennessey a 0-to-60 mph time of 2.7 seconds, a 0-to-100 mph time of 5.6 seconds, a 0-to-200 mph time of 14.51 seconds. a quarter-mile time of 9.92 seconds at 163 mph and an estimated top speed of 278 mph.
Needless to say, the Venom GT is completely ridiculous in all the right ways..."
Model: Venom GT
Engine: V8Horsepower @ RPM:1244 @ 6600
Torque @ RPM:1155 @ 4400
L0-60 time: 2.7 sec.
Quarter Mile time: 9.92 sec.
Top Speed: 278 mph
(Est.)0-100 time: 5.6 sec.
Quarter Mile speed:163 mph