Video: A Close Look at the Hennessey Venom GT

Straight from the mouth of John Hennessey we get a full rundown on the new Hennessey Venom GT, one of the fastest road cars around, in the exclusive video below.

The Venom GT probably takes those of you old enough to remember, back to a time that Carroll Shelby came up with a crazy idea. That idea was a simple formula of taking a light weight performance car chassis and replacing its powerplant with the hand of God. That true enthusiast passion lives on today in people like John Hennessey, the creator of the Venom GT.

From the video John makes it clear that the Venom GT is much more than just a Lotus with a big engine, it is basically what true automotive enthusiasts consider to be a modern marvel. Hit up the video below to get a full run-down on the new Venom GT created by Hennessey Performance.

Short list of Venom GT specifications

  • 0 – 60 mph: 2.5 sec.
  • 1/4 Mile: 9.9 sec. @ 162 mph
  • 0 – 200 mph: 15.9 sec. (Bugatti Veyron = 24.2 sec.)
  • Top Speed: 275 mph
  • Horsepower: 1,200 bhp @ 6,500 rpm
  • Torque: 1,155 lb-ft @ 4,200 rpm
  • Specific Output: 166 bhp / Liter
  • Bhp / Weight: 767.23 hp per ton or 2.61 lbs / hp
  • Boost: 16 psi (1.1 bar)
  • Fuel: 93 octane