Hennessey Performance had proudly announced the delivery of the Venom GT supercar. The first production of the Venom is powered by a twin turbocharged Chevrolet LS-series aluminum V8 producing 1,200 hp and 1,135 lb-ft torque mated to a 6-speed Ricardo manual transaxle (the same as found in the Ford GT).
The Venom GT’s design and construction has been engineered as an all-new front and rear space frame. The suspension is cloaked in a new carbon fiber body, sporting an adjustable rear wing for exceptional high-speed stability. The car boasts a dry weight of just 2,548 lbs and a curb weight of 2,685 lbs with a full tank of fuel.
Production levels of the Venom GT range from the base 725 hp supercharged LS9 V8 unveiled in the original prototype car to 1,000 hp and 1,200 hp twin turbo V8 variants. Each Venom GT is built in Silverstone, England, with power plants sourced from HPE’s Texas headquarters. The Venom GT is available in both left and right-hand drive configuration.