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Amazing images of supercar Hennessey Venom GT

Last updated on: August 17, 2012 08:40 IST

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The Hennessey Venom GT is a sports car manufactured by Hennessey Performance Engineering. It was revealed on March 29, 2010.

Just 10 of them are manufactured every year and each car costs $1.1 million.

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The Venom GT is based on a highly modified Lotus Exige chassis. The Venom GT is powered by a twin-turbocharged version of the General Motors' 6.2 L (380 cu in) LS9 V8 that can be found in the Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1.

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The modified engine will produce 1,200 bhp (890 kW) and 1,155 lb-ft. Engine power output is adjustable by three settings: 800 bhp (600 kW), 1,000 bhp (750 kW) and 1,200 bhp (890 kW).

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The mid-engine V8 is mated to the rear wheels with a Ricardo plc 6-speed transmission. Hennessey claims that the car can achieve a top speed of 437km/h.

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The Venom GT has a production curb weight of about 1,200kg aided by its lightweight carbon fibre bodywork and carbon fibre wheels.

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Braking uses Brembo 6-piston calipers in the front and 4-piston calipers in the rear. These calipers and 15 in (380 mm) carbon ceramic rotors provided by Surface Transforms deliver the Venom GT's stopping power.

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A programmable traction control system will manage power output. Computational fluid dynamic tested bodywork and down force also help keep the Venom GT stable.

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Under varying conditions on both the road and racetrack, an active aero system with adjustable rear wing will deploy. An adjustable suspension system will allow ride height adjustments according to speed and driving conditions. Michelin PS2 tires will also help put power to the ground.

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Hennessey manufactures the power plants at its facility in Sealy, Texas.

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The engines are then air freighted to the company's assembly facility near Silverstone, England, where the Venom GT is built and tested.

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Venom GT buyer will be offered a 1-day driver orientation and instruction programme by a Hennessey factory test driver at a track in the UK or US prior to delivery.

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Hennessey plans to establish a network of Venom GT dealers and distributors in the Middle East, Europe, Russia, Australia and Asia.

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Production is limited to just 10 vehicles per year. The 750 hp Hennessey Venom GT price starts at $600,000, while the 1,200 hp version starts at $1,000,000.

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The Venom GT Spyder is an open-top version of the Venom GT.

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Having decided to order a Venom GT, Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler approached Hennessey in Autumn 2011 and asked if an open-top version could be created.

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After making suitable structural changes which added 14 kg to the curb weight, the company increased the engine boost to 1,244 brake horsepower (928 kW) to keep the power/weight ratio at one horsepower-per-kilogramme.

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"This is not the first time that Britain and America have joined forces to produce a weapon of mass propulsion," said founder and president, John Hennessey.

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Over 50 years ago the American-built P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft was flown into history powered by a British Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, he said.

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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, said Hennessey.

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For Hennessey, it's all about bundling maximum power into an incredibly nimble package.

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The Venom GT buyer is the kind of person who has a lot of choices in their daily lives, but in a world with 200-plus Veyrons, they want to be one of the few who owns a Venom GT, said the founder of the company.


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