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Hennessey Venom GT specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1220 kg (2690 lbs)
Introduced 2010
Origin country United States
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Performance

0 - 100 kph2.9 s
0 - 200 kph7.0 s
0 - 300 kph13.2 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph4.1 s
Est. 200 - 300 kph6.2 s
Est. 0 - 60 mph2.8 s
0 - 100 mph5.6 s
0 - 200 mph14.5 s
Est. 1/8 mile6.8 s @ 121.8 mph
1/4 mile9.9 s @ 163.4 mph
Top speed418 kph (260 mph)
Est. max acceleration1.02 g (10 m/s²)
Hennessey Venom GT acceleration graph

Powertrain specs

Engine type TwinTurbo LS( V8
Displacement 6.2 l (378 ci)
Power 1217 ps (1200 bhp / 895 kw)
Torque 1539 Nm (1135 lb-ft)
Power / liter 196 ps (194 hp)
Power / weight 997 ps (984 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 1261 Nm (930 lb-ft) / t
Transmission Ricardo 6-Speed Manual
Layout middle engine, rear wheel drive

More 0-60 and 1/4 mile times

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Glort  5y ago

why are there no lap times for this car? No one brave enough to take it to the track?


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BR2+  5y ago

lol This doesnt do the mile in 253.


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NIN  5y ago

@ uptownfunker

The Venom GT IS a tuned Lotus. It is a heavily modified car but legally, it is a tuned Lotus.

A 9ff GT9 is a 9ff. Legally, it is a 9ff.

The Venom GT has a Lotus VIN, Lotus title, Lotus registration, etc.

A 9ff GT9 has a 9ff VIN, 9ff title, 9ff registration, etc.

Even John Hennessey does NOT call this a production car. Read his quote in his own words...

“I’m going to back off my claim that this is the world’s fastest production car,” Hennessey said. “This is the fastest hyper car you can buy. And I plan to do a run that’ll give the people in Wolfsburg something to think about.”

It's a tuned Lotus.


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luckyluke  5y ago

It is still registered as a lotus and the top speed run was not done by a normal venom gt, but by one with modified aero and only in one direction.


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uptownfunker  5y ago

...And actually this completes the standing halfmile at 206 mph and the standing fullmile at 253 mph. The top speed is at least 270 mph. http://www.venomgt.com/the-venom-gt/


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uptownfunker  5y ago

This is NOT a tuned Lotus. It has a stretchier wheelbase and a completely different engine. Kinda like the 9ff GT9, or something like that.


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BR2+  5y ago

I am billing you people for my neck surgery, I can seriously only smh so damned much..


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uptownfunker  5y ago

The 0-200mph time is for the 2014 VGT with 1244hp out of an LS7.


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CrazyCat  5y ago

The 0-200 mph shouldn't be included. It says on their world record run that the 14.5 sec time was achived on the same run as when the car hit 0-186 in 13.1, which can also be observed and timed from watching the GPS tracked speed; which is when the car was experiencing a 4 mph tailwind. Because of the wind on That run, the venom was accelerating harder than usual.

It was over balanced out by the opposite run where the car went against the wind with a 6 mph headwind. On the opposite run it achieved 0-186 in over 14.1 sec and 0-200 in over 15.4.

I think the best source was the 0-230 mph testing they did earlier. 0-200 in something like 15 secs.


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ProDriveP2  6y ago

Top Speed is 270mph as seen on the video of the VBOX at JFK Space Ceneter shuttle landing runway.

 


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BR2+  6y 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)


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Flabernat  6y 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.)
http://www.apollosaturn.com/facts_figs.htm


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lafars  6y ago

@flabernat

technically not the most powerful toyota
1. toyota TS040 (988hp, 875kg, 1200hp pr tonne)
2.toyota 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)


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Flabernat  6y 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


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lafars  6y ago

@flabernat

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

@BR2
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)


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w0o0dy  6y ago

@hemisrt: a production of 5 i believe... but still.


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hemisrt  6y ago

Great car, but I believe it is NOT a production car.


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Flabernat  6y 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 :)


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BR2+  6y 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.


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saxy  6y 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



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saxy  7y ago

it never was...


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lafars  7y ago

I consider any car that builds on another car for a tunercar, OEM status or not


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Georg  7y 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 ..


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NIN  7y 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.

http://www.autoweek.com/article/20020405/free/204050704

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.


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Viking  7y ago

@NIN I didn't know that Hennessey had not acquired OEM status either. Interesting; he should pursue that status.


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Apathy  7y ago

@NIN

I didn't realize that.
You learn something new every day.


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saxy  7y 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


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NIN  7y 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).

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