Saturday, April 10, 2010

Who wants some Hennessey for 2011

2011 Hennessey Venom GT - Official Photos and Info !!!

Since 1991, Hennessey Performance Engineering has been in the business of taking crazy-fast cars such as Dodge Vipers, Ford GTs, and Chevrolet Corvettes and turning them into tire-melting monsters for only the most talented (and well-heeled) of drivers. But these may all have been mere warm-up acts for its wildest and most unique supercar ever, the upcoming Venom GT.
The Venom GT looks like a spooky, matte-black Lotus Exige because that’s what it is. Well, a lowered Lotus Exige widened by 12 inches, stretched by 18 inches, and powered by the awesome, supercharged LS9 V-8 that powers the brutal Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Once you’ve got your head around the output of the tweaked LS9, which ranges from 725 to 1200 hp, consider that the car is expected to weigh only 2400 pounds. Carbon fiber is employed for much of the body and all four wheels, the latter wrapped in pricey, steam-roller-wide Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 rubber. Bringing the Venom GT down from the fighter-jet speeds it should easily attain are huge 15-inch rotors clamped by six-piston Brembo calipers in the front and four-piston binders in the rear.
The whole idea of this car is ridiculous, but Hennessey has proven that his team can pull this kind of stunt off before, with super-blown Vipers that actually manage to reliably get their power to the ground in a (relatively) usable way. Hennessey says he has yet to test the prototype pictured here, so he didn’t offer any performance estimates. But even in base 725-hp form, we expect the Venom GT to be one of the quickest vehicles to which we’ve ever strapped test gear, provided the PS2s can actually get the power to the ground. He also declined to provide the exact amount he plans to charge for one, but has said it will be upwards of $600,000. Yup. All five of those zeroes are intentional.
Unlike most Hennessey creations, nearly all of which are built at the company’s Sealy, Texas, headquarters, the Venom GT will be completed in Silverstone, England. Ten will be built per annum, with fully assembled engines being shipped from the Texas facility. Owners will be offered a one-day instructional course from a Hennessey pro driver on how not to kill themselves the first time they slide the thing into gear.
The first public appearance of the Venom GT in the U.S. is expected to happen this August at the annual gathering of mighty collectibles in Pebble Beach. If we haven’t already by then, we will use that opportunity to take a closer look at this most venomous of Hennessey’s creations to date. But rest assured, we will do everything in our power to get into it sooner than that, and bring you all the juicy details, driving impressions, and test numbers. Stay tuned.


  1. 213 Los Angeles
    Why do I always look @ things I can't afford.

  2. 954 Sunrise Fl

    @ 213 Los angeles
    Me 2 dis car on some space age looking shyt. when someone sell a used 1 in 30 years i'll be able to buy it then.

  3. 615 Rudderville
    Oh the car come out in 2011 that will give me enough time to save up for it and but it "LMFAO" I'm with you anon 1:19 pm I will be able to purchase one in 2031.

  4. ^^^ I meant buy it

  5. 918 Kansas

    Hennessey Venom GT the closest I will get to that car is saying the name of it, but I'll bet you anything that my punk azz boss a have one when they drop, Hey! my comment is Anonymous right, LMFAO.

  6. Tallahassee 850 Leon county
    just click on to the link to this site, feelin the vibe on here. sum tight axx whips on here. Is Le'Nalors Rims a rim company or just a name of the site.

  7. @ Tallahassee

    I think it is a up and coming rim company the profile is on the right hand of the screen.

  8. Tha Bay
    $600,000 that's it, let me check my spare change wallet.

  9. 724 AMBRIDGE PA

    Why do i look @ cars like this knowing I can't afford it. What's the saying look but don't touch.

  10. luv tha lenalor's logo

    Just another thing I can't afford now I have to add this to my list of things i can,t never have.

  12. 706 Buckhead GA
    What in tha hell iz dis. Mane dis shyt iz crazy right here.