What’s the fastest you’ve ever gone with the top down? Whatever that is, Texas-born and Texas-proud Hennessey Performance just topped that by a long shot. For the tuner company’s 25th anniversary, they just set a new world record for fastest convertible sports car by running 265.6 mph at Naval Air Station Lemoore in…
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.
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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.
I can tell you from experience there's no missing the sound of the 1,200-hp twin-turbo V8 Hennessey Venom GT from inside the cockpit, but that's not stopping the Texas company from removing the car's top in pursuit of even more glorious decibels with their 2013 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder. Here's a first look.
The Hennessey Venom GT's returning home to its summer home in England, this time with the fourth production version in bright yellow set for its track debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Behold, the "B-Killer." Update!
Pilots who fly above Mach 1 sometimes speak of a supersonic moment that causes the instruments, ever-so-briefly, to blur. Charging down a track in the 1,200-hp Henessey Venom GT there's a moment when my eyes pull the same trick. This isn't a car, man, this is the best way to die.
It's not uncommon to see high-power vehicles throw a little flame out the rear while dyno testing. When the 1,200-hp Hennessey Venom GT gets on the dyno, it's not uncommon to see an afterburner.
The Hennessey Venom GT made a surprise appearance at the famous weekly Cars & Coffee in Irvine, CA this morning. Check out the first pictures of the car in the 'merican wild.
The insane $1 million Hennessey Venom GT's managed to sneak into Texas without setting off any USGS seismic sensors. The Lotus-bodied, 1,200-hp V8-powered Venom GT will debut at SEMA next week, where it will embarrass outrageously-painted Hyundai Tiburons.
The first production Elise-bodied, Corvette ZR1-powered Hennessey Venom GT adds a layer of shiny paint, but with 1,200 hp and a 2,548-pound curb weight the first customer will surely strip it back down to its carbon fiber body.