Hennessey Venom GT Concept – 272 MPH Monster Destined for 2010 Geneva Motor Show
Back in 2007, Hennessey Performance Engineering originally announced the forthcoming Venom GT supercar. There have been many different variations and renderings over the last couple of years but it looks like the company has finally settled on a concept and some preliminary specs. The Hennessey Venom GT will feature a V8 engine rated up to 1,200 horsepower with a curb weight just under 2,400 pounds. With these two figures, even a third grader could perform the math here to see that the power to weight ratio is insane. The sprint from 0-60 mph should take only 2.4 seconds with the car reaching 100 mph in just 5.3 seconds. And it tops out at a whopping 272 miles per hour.
Even though Hennessey claims that they have no association with Lotus, the Venom GT Concept looks surprisingly similar to the Lotus Exige. There may not be any partnership here but the inspiration is undeniable. With this body style we can look forward to a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive configuration with some amazing handling capabilities.
Hennessey’s Exige look-alike-on-steroids does have plenty of scoops, sills, fins and massive diffusers to differentiate itself. And with a rocket launcher under the hood there will be no mistaking this supercar.