2011 Hennessey Venom GT
|6.2 liter V8||
|1200 hp @ 6500 rpm||
|2.2 lbs per hp|
|193.5 hp per liter||
(from Hennessey Press Release) The Venom GT simply expresses the supercar that I have always dreamed of building for myself. I wanted a nimble, lightweight, mid-engine chassis with a powerful American V-8 engine. Maximum power-to-weight ratio is critical for a performance vehicle, and it is the cornerstone to our car.
Our dedicated staff of former Bonneville, Formula One and Le Mans race engineers have teamed to design the Venom GT— incorporating many of the best technologies and advanced materials available today. The goal? The best overall performing and best looking road-legal supercar that we could build.
Thank you for this
opportunity to introduce you to the all-new Hennessey Venom GT.
Powering the Venom GT is a 6.2L supercharged LS9 V-8 engine producing 725 bhp at 7,200 rpm. An available twin-turbocharged V-8 (shown) offers the ultimate power trip delivering up to 1,200 bhp.
Weight is kept to a
minimum thanks to the extensive use of aluminum for the construction
of items such as the engine block, cylinder heads and intercoolers.
Airflow ducting is a mix of lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum
components. Exhaust gasses flow thru a lightweight Titanium exhaust
system. Twin ballbearing turbochargers provide instant
throttle response with a never ending mountain of power.
Inside, the Venom GT merges high-tech materials with supple luxury. Machined metal meets carbon fiber—all surrounded by sumptuous leather—to produce an unforgettable cockpit.
Hold on tight to the
sport steering wheel as the available 1,000 bhp twin-turbo
powerplant will generate an estimated 0-to-60 mph time of 2.7
seconds. Should you choose the available 1,200 bhp
twin-turbocharged engine, you will have the esteemed privilege to
use the entire range of the speedometer.
Combined with a super-light curb weight of under 2,685 lbs (1,220 kilos), the Venom GT offers an unmatched power-to-weight ratio.
The Venom GT
incorporates an active aerodynamic system that allows for real-time
downforce adjustments based on actual driving conditions. “The Venom
GT is a purposebuilt thrill ride designed to dominate the
competition” says John Hennessey. “This car is for a very select
client who demands ultimate performance, but with absolute
F1 meets road car. To maximize the power-to-weight ratio, the Venom GT utilizes some of the most hightech racing components available today. This includes the use of carbon fiber body panels and hybrid wheels constructed of both carbon fiber and forged-aluminum. Massive Brembo 6-piston alloy brake calipers combine with lightweight carbon-ceramic rotors to give the Venom GT world-class stopping power while simultaneously minimizing curb weight and rotational mass.
The Venom GT has an
active suspension system that adjusts ride height according to
varying conditions. The system allows a range of adjustment up to
2.4 inches (6 cm), enabling the driver to raise the Venom GT in
order to navigate items such as a driveway or a parking garage.
All components aboard the Venom GT are built for purpose, not flash. Lightweight carbon fiber surrounds an alloy shifter that actuates a Ricardo 6-speed manual gearbox. An AP Racing multi-disc clutch transfers the engine’s copious power while remaining easy to modulate.
With lateral acceleration well exceeding 1 g-Force, body support for occupants comes in the form of race-spec, deep-side bucket seats that are constructed of carbon fiber and covered in fine leather.