Hennessey has just announced that it will unveil the Venom GT on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at the McCall’s Motorworks Revival, which held each year at the Monterey Jet Center. The Hennessey Venom GT was first officially debuted in Europe at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K., and this upcoming event will be the car’s first official debut in the U.S.
If you haven’t been followed the Hennessey Venom GT, don’t worry, we got you covered. The Hennessey Venom GT is a mid-engine car. It gets its chassis from the Lotus Elise, which gives the car a very light curb weight at about 2,685 pounds.
Power comes from a 6.2-liter LS9 V8 engine (found on Corvette ZR-1) that is equipped with a pair of turbos. The twin-turbo V8 engine at 16 psi of boost produces about 1,200 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 1,155 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 rpm. The engine is mated to the same six-speed Ricardo transmission found in the Ford GT. With a very light curb weight and an astronomical horsepower, the Hennessey Venom GT is able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 2.5 seconds and with a top speed of 275 mph. In addition, it can accomplish a quarter-mile in 9.9 seconds at 162 mph. But best of all, it can pull from 0-230 mph in just 19.96 seconds with speeds reaching 228 mph.
The Hennessey Venom GT is not cheap, it costs $950,000, plus optional upgrades and shipping. If you are still yearning for more of the Hennessey Venom GT supercar in its glorious debut, watch the videos below to see it in action.