Review 2011 Hennessey Venom GT

Review 2011 Hennessey Venom GT

Hennessey Performance Engineering is tops in modifying engines. They could take an ultra sleek super automobile, and push it towards perfection. With Hennessey you are able to experience the very best of the very best. Initially glance, the Venom GT looks such as the Lotus Exige. The Venom is definitely an explosive fusion of British flair and American power. The 2011 Hennessey Venom GT received a make-over.


The exterior design looks like it is available from Bruce Wayne’s or Tony Starks garage, however the car’s road power causes it to be a superhero in itself. The Hennessey Venom GT has for the engine a 6. 2-liter LS9 twin-turbo V-8, much like the engine upon the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 perhaps one of the fastest production cars released. Airflow management was initially done on CAD. They used it to simulate airflow to enhance the engine and body design.


The hood from the car can‘t be accessed, although it contains two radiators with fans that help maintain the engine cool. Hennessey stresses the concept that the cooler the engine, the greater horsepower you will get. The car is offered inside a mid-engine rear drive power-train with horsepower starting from 725 to 1200. The drive train is provided using a Ricardo 6 speed transmission. The shifter is patterned following the Lotus, but upcoming models will see a switch towards the Ford GT styled shifter.

Rumors abound the Hennessey Venom GT has either tied or broken the record from the Bugatti Veyron Super Sports record of 267 mph. We‘ve yet to listen to from reliable sources in order to make the record official.

Exterior & Interior

The dimensions from the Venom GT is smidge bigger compared to the Lotus Exige. The Hennessey Venom GT retains the Exige’s lightweight stylings. The carbon fiber material used upon the Venom GT impacts on its lightweight physique. The math is straightforward : less weight is equivalent to better performance. Founder John Hennessey said that what he wanted in order to make would be a car that each one about performance, he didn’t wish to worry about interior styling’s. A lot of the cars weight is that the engine. The Hennessey Venom GT was built from scratch putting in the very best components from brains to brawn of American engineering.


The adjustable rear wing provides added aerodynamic performance when needed. One‘s body is built to withstand force produced by vehicles that produce 1500 horsepower or even more. The wheels are designed with brake calipers made by Brembo which provide excellent traction control. Test drivers have commented the chassis is rigid but firm, producing the ride smooth and straightforward upon the body. The smooth response from the Venom after making turns result in the transition easy on both the vehicle and driver, it just helps prove it to become just as advertised, a supercar.


Currently, the new Venom GT has yet to become given permission to become driven on US streets and highways. A lot of the testing and showing of the car happen to be over the pond inside the UK.

The simplicity from the interior is simply that, it contains the required instrumentation accessories to ride the Venom GT with confidence. The Venom includes a built-in roll cage providing protection to both driver and passenger. Alcantara leather lines the within of the supercar, coming from the panels, seating, and also the steering wheel. Giving it a greater than a muscle car look. It will have AC, AM / FM radio, and yes also a docking station for all those with iPods. An added feature is that the removable steering wheel to assist taller folks easier access getting in and from the car.



General Info
Vehicle Type: SuperCar Base Price: $950,000.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.5 gallons (70 liters) Body Material: Carbon Fiber Composite
Length: 183.2 in. (465.5 cm) Width: 77.1 in. (196 cm)
Wheel Base: 110.2 in. (280 cm) Curb Weight: 2685 lbs (1220 kg)
Luggage Capacity: NA Maximum Seating: 2 people
Engine: 6.2-liter LS9 V8 Twin Turbo Compression Ratio: 8.8: 1
Horsepower: 725 to 1200 HP RPM: 6500 RPM
Torque: 1155 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm Transmission: Ricardo 6-Speed Manual
Front Wheel Size: 9.5” x 20” Rear Wheel Size: 12.5” x 20”
0-60 mph: 2.5 seconds 1/4 Mile: 9.9 seconds
0-200 mph: 15.9 seconds Est. Maximum Speed: 275 mph (442.4 km/h)

The Competition

The Hennessey Venom GT has few peers, some attempt to come close but few do. During a “shoot-out” in 2007 to see who reached the 200 mph barrier the quickest, the predecessor of the current Venom, the Hennessey Venom 1000 twin turbo found itself stacked up against the Bugatti Veyron 16. 4, Lamborghini Murcielago, Corvette Lingenfelter, the Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren, and also the Ruft RT12. Only four vehicles made the last attempt, and also the Hennessey Venom 1000 had the very best record at 20. 3 seconds in reaching the 200 mph mark, followed from the Veyron at 24. 2 seconds, probably the Lingenfelter Corvette at 26. 5 seconds, and lastly the Ruft Rt12 at 35. 5.


The 2011 Hennessey Venom GT with 725 horsepower is priced considerably lower than the 1, 200HP version. Total production from the car is limited to 29, with only 10 units made each year. For 2012, only 5 vehicles will certainly be made, they demand a lead time of six months to construct one unit.