Venom GT by Hennessey

The Hennessey's Venom GT combines the greatest features of the Lotus Elise and Chevrolet Corvette. 

It pays homage to earlier supercars like the Sunbeam Tiger, Shelby Cobra, and Ford GT40 that combined British design with American muscle.

Venom GT by Hennessey
Venom GT by Hennessey

When Brian Smith drove a Venom to 270.49 mph (435.31 km/h) on the Kennedy Space Center space shuttle landing runway in February 2014, he broke the production vehicle world record. The Venom boasts a contemporary chassis from the Elise and more than enough power from the LS9 V8.

Steve Everitt, whose VenomAero kits for Hennessey stretch back to 1996, updated the Venom body. His concept depicts a low-slung coupe with wide air intakes on the side and top, a retractable rear wing, and a small frontal area.

Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) is thrilled to share the first official photos of its Venom GT supercar in a press release. The Venom GT, which is based on the Lotus Elise, combines an advanced, light-weight British chassis with a powerful American V8.

According to the company's founder and CEO, John Hennessey, "Britain and America have collaborated to build a weapon of mass propulsion before. 

A British Rolls-Royce Merlin engine helped the American-built P51 Mustang fighter aircraft enter history more than fifty years ago. The Hennessey Venom GT aims to set a new benchmark for power-to-weight ratio in the cutthroat supercar market of today.


For the Venom GT, reduced weight translates into more performance. Due in part to its lightweight carbon fiber bodywork and carbon fiber wheels, the Venom GT will have a manufacturing curb weight of fewer than 2,400 pounds (1,071 kg). Brembo brakes with 6-piston calipers up front and 4-piston calipers in the back offer stopping force by squeezing 15-inch carbon-ceramic rotors.


The supercharged 6.2 liters LS9 V8 (the same as in the Corvette ZR1) was modified by HPE to produce 725 horsepower as the Venom GT's base power source. 

The business will also offer twin-turbo V8 engine options with 1000 and 1200 horsepower. The mid-engine V8 will drive the rear tires with a 6-speed Ricardo gearbox.


To adjust power output, Hennessey intends to use a programmable traction control system. Venom's CFD (computational fluid dynamic) validated bodywork and downforce will also aid in maintaining stability when driving fast. 

On the road and the racetrack, a dynamic aero system with an adjustable rear wing will deploy under various circumstances. By the vehicle's speed and road conditions, an adjustable suspension system will enable ride height modifications. Finally, enormous Michelin PS2 tires at each corner will transmit power to the earth.


The power plants will be constructed by Hennessey in its Texas location. After that, the engines will be air freighted to the company's assembly plant close to Silverstone, England, where the Venom GT is developed and put through its paces. A Hennessey factory test driver will provide the Venom GT customer a 1-day driver orientation and instruction session at a track in the UK or the USA before delivery.


A network of Venom GT dealers and distributors will be set up by the corporation across the Middle East, Europe, Russia, Australia, and Asia. Only 10 cars may be produced a year, and the business has already received orders for 4 Venom GTs.

Venom GT by Hennessey



Some claim that a Lotus cannot be improved upon. They may not have thought about Hennessey and its Venom GT, which is destined for the SEMA Show. 

The latest toy from the American company is based on the Lotus Elise and, in its flagship model, is powered by a corvette-derived 1,200 horsepower (895 kW) twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Using a six-speed manual transmission, power is sent to the rear wheels.

Brembo's race-spec disc brakes with 15.2-inch carbon-ceramic rotors and 6-piston aluminum calipers are also installed on the V8-powered sports vehicle.

Hennessey reports that the Venom GT weighs 2,685 lbs (1,220 kg). This hypercar is predicted to reach 200 mph (322 km/h) in 15.6 seconds and go from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 2.4 seconds.

The Bugatti Veyron, in contrast, completes the 0-200 mph sprint in 24.2 seconds. The concept from Hennessey has a staggering peak speed of 267 mph (429 km/h). Hennessey will also provide two other versions of the V8 engine, one providing 725 horsepower (541 kW), and the other 1,000 horsepower, for individuals who find 1,200 horsepower to be a bit excessive (746 kW).

According to John Hennessey, the company's founder and president, "We are really happy to have the opportunity to demonstrate our Venom GT in the Mobil 1 display at this year's SEMA show." We first indicated interest in building an extraordinarily light and powerful sports car, the Venom GT concept, at SEMA almost three years ago.

Hennessey continues, "Driving the Venom GT is an exhilarating experience. It is a supercar with a soul that will provide you with as much speed and performance as you dare ask of it. It is a driver's car.

The Venom GT provides a comparable visceral rush of speed and performance to that of piloting a military fighter jet. The car is the quickest, fastest, and most thrilling one I've ever driven.

The American manufacturer stated that it only intended to produce 10 Venom GTs annually. Check out this teaser video as you wait to purchase one. It will increase your desire for it.

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