I know what you’re thinking: the Texas-built Hennessey Venom GT is good and all, I guess, but maybe it’s just a little underpowered? Maybe 1,244 horsepower isn’t quite enough to get the job done? It may be the fastest car in the world, but... ehh? Fortunately Hennessey is here with a solution, and that solution is…
The straight at Lime Rock Park is barely a straight at all, meaning that you’re going to have to push hard to get real speed there. An ORECA FLM09 Le Mans Prototype will, for instance, break 150 mph. Watch this Hennessey Venom GT do 155 MPH. Then watch Travis’s face.
Rich and famous car dudes — they're just like us! Sometimes they have embarrassing traffic mishaps in their vehicles. It's just that when they do, the stakes are a bit higher. Just ask exotic Uber driver Deadmau5 and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler.
The Texas-built Hennessey Venom GT is now the fastest car in the world, having hit 270.49 mph on the same runway where the Space Shuttle landed at the Kennedy Space Center. To commemorate this victory for glorious American speed, Hennessey has released a very lovely special edition of their record-shattering machine.
John Hennessey of Venom GT fame, among other accomplishments, stopped by today to answer some of your most pressing questions. Many of those had to do with how terrifying the Venom is to drive quickly, and what he thinks of a certain VW product.
We know that the Hennessey Venom GT is holymotherofgod fast in a straight line, but we've been anxious to see more track driving. Thankfully, it was on hand at the Circuit of the Americas last weekend for some laps and we've got a view from the Hennessey GT-R as the Venom chases it down.
Top dog. Man in front. The king. To some manufacturers, the title of "World's Fastest Production Car" is essential to their existence. It may even be worth more than bragging rights. It's marketing, advertising, and pedigree all in one. There are even disputes over who can claim the current title. It wasn’t always…
Just what is the fastest car in the world? Over the last few days, no one seems especially sure anymore. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport had held that record since 2010, but it was revoked over the weekend. Now the official title has reverted to the SSC Ultimate Aero — and SSC says their forthcoming Tuatra will be…
We all know the 1,244 horsepower Hennessey Venom GT is fast. It accelerates like mad and has it's eye on being the fastest car in the world. Well, the Venom GT has made its top speed run, and it is basically the fastest car money can buy anywhere in the world. But there is a catch.
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.
Everyone has been hearing that the Hennessey Venom GT would be the fastest production car in the world before one was even built... perhaps to the point of annoyance. But with 1,244 horsepower to carry just 2,743 pounds, there was little reason to doubt that the car would be very, very fast.
We've been telling you for a while that the Texan-built Hennessey Venom GT is an obscenely powerful, giant-slaying hypercar that will send your Bugatti Veyron crying back to Volkswagen with its tail between its legs. This is the Lotus-Texan frankenrocket with the 1,224 horsepower 7.0-liter twin-turbo V8, in case you…
John Hennessey's Venom GT is an insane car. Starting with the 1,224 hp 7.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that's basically the whole point, it's an amazing feat of high power engineering.
We've been waiting for someone to test drive the turbocharged, double-OMFG Hennessey Venom, and someone finally did. That someone is Matt Farah. Prepare to feast your ears on one of the most amazing sounds you've ever heard on the highway. Farah screaming his head off.
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler just took delivery of the world's fastest convertible. The Hennessey Venom GT Spyder will accelerate to 200mph in 15.9 seconds, eight seconds faster than a Bugatti Veyron. Tyler was the first person to ask if he could have his without a top.
John Hennessey isn't known for being the shy and retiring type. Still, suggesting that the company widely accepted as the maker of the fastest production cars in the world apply lips to posterior is a bit on the bold side. How do you get the cojones to do so? Oh, by putting 1,200 HP in a stretched Elise, then…