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Video: Matt Farah Test Drives World’s Fastest Tuned Car – Hennessey Venom GT 10
Jul
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, Drive, Hennessey, Hennessey Venom GT, Hennessey Venom GT Spyder, John Hennessey, Matt Farah, Tuned, Tuners on 07 10th, 2012

“It thrills me, and it scares me… a little bit”. Those are the words of the mastermind behind the new Hennessey Venom GT, John Hennessey, when he drives his monstrous 1200 horsepower and theoretical 272 mph top speed concoction.

Matt Farah, as a kick off to the latest season of Tuned on the DRIVE network, gets the once-in-a-lifetime chance to strap behind the wheel of John Hennessey’s latest creation, the fastest car he has ever driven, the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder. Hit up the jump to view the exclusive test drive video below.



Sweet Emotion: Steven Tyler Takes Delivery of first 1244hp Hennessey Venom GT Spyder 30
May
Posted by Darryl in Aerosmith, Automotive, Hennessey, Hennessey Venom GT, Hennessey Venom GT Spyder on 05 30th, 2012

It is interesting to find out how many popular entertainers are car nuts that choose to drive some of the most outrageous vehicles known to man. One particular vehicle and entertainment figure that makes the word ‘outrageous’ sound like an understatement is the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder and Steven Tyler. Together these two seem like a match made in Heaven considering their ‘Crazy’ aptitude. After all, 1,244 horsepower and Aerosmith go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly.

It seems last year Steven Tyler and John Hennessey crossed paths and out came Steven’s request for his very own Venom GT Spyder. With such an order from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Hennessey and his team were sure to deliver on this request.

This particular build would involve making some structural changes to fit the removable top for the very first Venom GT Spyder. With a removable top, the structural changes would add on about 30 pounds. John and his team decided to add a bit more power to the equation to compensate, upping the power to a total of 1,244 horsepower.

The time has come that Steven Tyler takes delivery of the very first Venom GT Spyder, which will be 1 of a total of 5 fine examples of this $1.1 million Bugatti Veyron killer. You can say, this is truly a ‘Sweet Emotion’ or a ‘Livin’ on the Edge’ moment, depending on the position of the throttle of this beast-of-a-car.

Sources: TopGear via GTSpirit







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