Evo Hangs Out In John Hennessey's Garage, Samples The Craziness Of The Venom GTPatrick George2/07/13 1:40pmFiled to: Venom GThennesseyEvoHennessey Venom GTjohn hennessey63EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink The Hennessey Venom GT, if you haven't heard, is fast. It's an extended Lotus Elise with a twin-turbocharged GM V8 stuffed in the middle. It has 1,244 horsepower to and weighs a mere 2,743 pounds. We like to bandy about words like "crazy" and "insane" here, but with this car, we really mean it.AdvertisementJust ask Evo writer Richard Meaden, who recently took a trip to Texas to sample the beast. He was kind enough to record his visit to Hennessey Performance on video, and John Hennessey gives him a tour of their garage and shows how their cars are built.But that's just salad dressing. Then we get down to the meat and potatoes: a test of the Venom GT that leaves Meaden speechless at times. Its performance can best be summed up by his sentiments after opening it up on a straight for the first time. Remember, this thing is the fastest car to 186 MPH in the world.