The Venom GT is powered by a supercharged 6.2 liter LS9 V8 engine, same used in the Corvette ZR1, that delivers a total of 725 bhp. And if this is not enough, the tuner will also be offering 1000 bhp and 1200 bhp twin turbo V8 engine variants. With a curb weight of 2,685 lbs, the 1200 HP Venom GT will hit a top speed of 275 mph.
The supercar features lightweight carbon fiber bodywork and carbon fiber wheels, a programmable traction control system, CFD (computational fluid dynamic) tested bodywork, an active aero system with adjustable rear wing, and an adjustable suspension system.
Prices start at $725,000 for the 725 HP variant, and go up to $950,000 for the 1200 HP Big Daddy model.
?Twelve hundred horsepower combined with in a mid-engine chassis that weighs twelve hundred kilos (2,685 lbs) ? no other road car and only a handful of race cars can match the power to weight ratio of the Venom GT,? added HPE president and founder, John Hennessey. ?It is a driver?s car, a supercar with a soul that will give you as much speed and performance as you dare ask of it.?
UPDATE 09/12/2011: If you needed any more proof on how fast the Venom GT really is, then check out the new video Hennessey has unveiled in which they present the 70-215 mph acceleration time for the supercar. Enjoy!
More details on the Hennessey Venom GT after the jump.