Max speed 418 kph (259.16 mph)
0 - 100 kph 2.9 s
0 - 200 kph 7.0 s
0 - 300 kph 13.2 s
0 - 100 mph 5.6 s
0 - 200 mph 14.5 s
1/4 mile 9.9 s @ 163 mph


Power 895 kw (1200 bhp / 1217 ps)
Torque 1539 Nm (1139 lb-ft)
Displacement 6.2 liters (378 ci)
Engine type TwinTurbo LS( V8
Engine location middle

General data

Gearbox Ricardo 6-Speed Manual
Drive rear wheel drive
Fuel capacity
Year of introduction 2010
Home country United States


Curb weight 1220 kg (2684 lbs) +


Power to Weight ratio 984 bhp/tonne
Power per liter 194 bhp/liter
1/8 mile (est) 6.6 s @ 119 mph
1/2 mile (est) 15.3 s @ 189 mph stats

FL Rank Position - 1599/1598, 0 points
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Hennessey Venom GT racing rivals

Orca SC7, Hennessey Venom GT Spyder, Koenigsegg Agera One:1,

0 - 100 km/h
911 Turbo S (991) 2.8 s
Aventador LP700-4 2.9 s
Hennessey Venom GT 2.9 s
911 Turbo S 3.0 s
Gumpert Apollo Sport 3.0 s
0 - 200 km/h
9ff GTurbo R 6.9 s
9ff GT9 Vmax 6.9 s
Hennessey Venom GT 7.0 s
Bugatti EB 16.4 Veyron 7.3 s
Porsche 918 Spyder 7.3 s
1/4 mile
McLaren P1 9.8 s @ 152 mph
Porsche 918 Spyder 9.8 s @ 148 mph
Hennessey Venom GT 9.9 s @ 163 mph
Bugatti EB 16.4 Veyron 9.9 s
9ff GTurbo R 10.0 s @ 160 mph

Other cars by Hennessey (2)

Venom GT Spyder, Venom GT2,

Community comments (169)

  1 month ago
Top Speed is 270mph as seen on the video of the VBOX at JFK Space Ceneter shuttle landing runway.
  10 months ago
I also believe these Bhp was make for better overall cars in the long shot, Just look at the massive improvments to the GT500.

And im pretty sure the P1, LaFerrari, (18 count as having Massive Hp numbers, Hell the GTR is already at 600Bhp, Now theres talk of the R36 GT-R having 800Bhp and Hybrid, And the upcomong(Maybe) New Lexus model having Over 600Bhp, Hp is getting more and more, Maybe not Audi(Even though we ALL know whet there really producing) But everyone is getting more and making better cars.(Although a little of the old times simplicity would be nice)
  10 months ago
Well since we're talking about road cars and you jumped to race cars(and only mentioning horsepower for some reason), why stop there..? A 988hp Toyota TS040 is nothing.
NASA's Saturn V rocket made roughly 160,000,000 horsepower!
(with a stop speed of about 26,500mph.)
  10 months ago, last edited 10 months ago

technically not the most powerful toyota
1. toyota TS040 (988hp, 875kg, 1200hp pr tonne) 7 (800hp, 7xxkg, never raced, playable in GT)
3. toyota 88C-V (700+hp, below tonne weight)
4. toyota GT-one
5. toyota TS030
6. any toyota TF-model (F1)

as for the most powerful roadcar, yes, but even then it never had a massive power boost for the NE (both the GT-R and 458 got 600hp, the NE only had a 10hp increase)
  10 months ago
Not necessarily just horsepower, but the whole car(should have been more specific)... That said, none of those brands have produced a more powerful car(in recent memory)... GT-R=most powerful Nissan, LFA-most powerful Toyota...etc
  10 months ago, last edited 10 months ago

except for the fact that the LFA and GT-R not having massive hp numbers

and the P1, laferrari and 918 doesn't have more power than the veyron

the fastest pistonpowered car on earth only has 2200hp or 2500 depending on source (speed demon), just get that thing street legal and make the gear ratios short enough for it to start without pushing help, and then you have the fastest streetlegal car in the world

we see tuned cars with simular power getting NOWHERE NEAR 462mph (maximum recorded)
  10 months ago
@hemisrt: a production of 5 i believe... but still.
  10 months ago
Great car, but I believe it is NOT a production car.
  10 months ago
I love horsepower wars. Any time you let engineers go crazy it usually improves the brand as a whole... GT-R, LFA, ZR1...etc These cars pass down their tech and advancements to the cars for us common folk :)
  10 months ago
Hp aint going no where, Cars are just gonne get more powerful and heavier as the years go on, But i do think there getting out of hand, 1400Bho Koenigsegg, 700Hp Dodges, Its getting crazy, But is it fun owning a car that is rather powerful, May be ridiculous, But cars like these are ment to be.
  10 months ago
just shows how pointless it is for firms like Koenigsegg to keep pushing higher BHP numbers. It's not very difficult. Plenty of turbo tuned cars have even more power than that. holding lap records of like nurburgring, silverstone... now that's different
  11 months ago
it never was...
  1 year ago
I consider any car that builds on another car for a tunercar, OEM status or not
  1 year ago
big question should we delet this car or not?

Like pointed out befor Hennessey is no car producer has no OEM status..

ALL Venom are registered all around the world as Lotus Exige (modified).

9ff, RUF, Brabus, Saleen etc. have all OEM status... in case of RUF since decades...

As impressive as the numbers are, there is a reason why Hennessay has no OEM status ..
  1 year ago
I'm not sure why Hennessey hasn't achieved OEM status. It could possibly be due to the lawsuits (some that he lost) and complaints from customers.

Here is an OLD article about some complaints/lawsuits. I'm sure there have been more.

The stuff about out-of-state cars being parted out (if true) is seriously illegal. If just ONE case of that is true, Hennessey deserves his bad reputation and if that bad reputation stops him from becoming an OEM, he deserves whatever negativity he gets.
  1 year ago
@NIN I didn't know that Hennessey had not acquired OEM status either. Interesting; he should pursue that status.
  1 year ago

I didn't realize that.
You learn something new every day.
  1 year ago, last edited 1 year ago

this thing is as much a Lotus is as an Aston is a Mini.

So you're saying that Aston martins are registered as Minis ? Cuz the Venom GT is still legally a Lotus
  1 year ago
@ Apathy

The fact that it is based on another car isn't the problem. The number that they make isn't the problem. The problem is that legally, Hennessey is NOT an OEM. The Venom GT is NOT a production car even though Hennessey misled people to believe that he either had or was about to have OEM status. At the moment, Hennessey is just a tuner.

RUF, Saleen, BRABUS, Alpina, 9ff are legally OEMs even though they also offer tuning services. When you buy a RUF, it is legally a RUF. It has a RUF VIN (not Porsche). The Venom GT still has the Lotus VIN which is probably a few years older than owners realize. The Lexus/Toyota example isn't the same since both are legally OEMs (same company, too).

  1 year ago
Dunno either what to classify it as, But given there only bulding 29, It doesn't count as a production car( I believe Guiness counts 30) But no other "Tested" "Stock" car has reached that speed, Agera R prolly wond do past 265Mph, And a 2011 Ultimate Aero given enuff room, And a straight runway I believe could eclipse its time.

But one thing I did notice, Is the Roof Scoop, Wheels, Splitter, Exhaust look different in that run, And no Hennessey Badge....
  1 year ago, last edited 1 year ago
I can't say for certain if it's a production car or not. That all depeds on your definition of the term.

I know there are several cars out there that are based on the chassis of another car but still considered their own production variant.

One has to look no further than any modern manufactured car to see multiple cars off one chassis. Just because a Lexus ES is based off of a Camry, doesn't mean the ES isn't a production car. Though I see everyone's points and their validity.

If we start eliminating cars that are based off of other car's frames or chassis, then we will have to say "so long!" to a lot of cars.

One of my favorite cars of all time, the GT40, was basically a redesign of the Lola MK6 frame and chassis... We all know the history behind manufacturer's like RUF.

At the end of the day, all I know is... 270mph in a turn-key car, out the door, is very impressive in my book.
  1 year ago

"The Fastest Tested Top Speed Of A Stock Car"....

It's not a stock car. Legally, it is a modified Lotus. The performance is impressive but until Hennessey becomes a legal OEM, it doesn't really belong on this site.
  1 year ago
Its the fastest tested reached top speed of a car, Its a record in its own, Whether its a production car record, Dunno, I think you have to have a maximum of 50 cars built to be classified as a production car, Or 25, Somewhere round there, They have changed it thru the years. But I think this thing is as much a Lotus is as an Aston is a Mini. But theres a lot of holes in these top speed attempts now, Guiness striped the SuperSport of there crown, then gave it back lol "Special Conditions" So i dunno what to classify it as other the "The Fastest Tested Top Speed Of A Stock Car" Production or otherwise.
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