Ask Tuner And Venom GT Builder John Hennessey Anything You Want

What is it about Texas that produces people who look at perfectly fast automobiles and makes them think to add insane amounts of power? Ask John Hennessey, whose Venom GT just put down a world record time on the same runway where NASA used to land space shuttles. » 2/27/14 11:55am 2/27/14 11:55am

Hennessey's Twin-Turbo Ferrari 458 Spider Is Terrifyingly Wonderful

I'm against modifying supercars. I always have been. If they wanted it to have more power, different wheels, or a different suspension, it would have come that way from the factory. Hennessey just turbocharged the Ferrari 458 Italia and let me drive it before anyone else. Can a Ferrari with Texan blood change my mind? » 8/13/13 12:10pm 8/13/13 12:10pm

Evo Hangs Out In John Hennessey's Garage, Samples The Craziness Of The…

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. » 2/07/13 1:40pm 2/07/13 1:40pm

Watch The Hennessey Venom GT Shatter Two World Speed Records

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. » 1/21/13 9:00am 1/21/13 9:00am

Watch Texas Test Its 85 MPH Highway's Cameras With A 220.5 MPH Blast

God Bless Texas. Land of the free, home of the batshit crazy. Crazy like John Hennessey who took his 1,226 VR1200 Cadillac CTS-V to test the 85 MPH highway's tag systems at higher speeds. » 10/25/12 10:00am 10/25/12 10:00am

Watch Hennessey set 189.7 mph record in CTS-V Wagon

John Hennessey's life isn't special. Get up in the morning. Take the family wagon for a little drive. Come home. Granted, the family wagon is a 700-hp Hennessey CTS-V "Hammer Wagon" and the little drive includes a 189.7 mph standing-mile CTS-V world record. But he did drive it home. » 10/24/11 1:00pm 10/24/11 1:00pm

Hennessey Performance: Walking The Line Between Sanity And Audacity

When one of the ways for employees to get out of the Hennessey Performance compound in Sealy, Texas is by driving down a drag strip, you begin to see why people perceive them as mad-for-power. However, after spending a day with the people at Hennessey Performance, I can say they're just like anyone else. Anyone else… » 7/10/08 12:30pm 7/10/08 12:30pm