The new 2011 Hennessey Venom GT had been in testing for quiet a few months ago in England, and now it’s ready for final production with some close-up shots provided by Hennessey. As we know earlier that the 2011 Venom GT supercar is built on the Lotus Elise chassis and powered by the 6.2-liter LS9 V8 found in the Corvette ZR1.
Like all Hennessey modified cars, there are three engine configurations available for the Venom GT. The base model is a supercharged engine that produces about 725 horsepower and 741 lb-feet of torque. And the other two upper versions are both available in two twin turbocharged engine configurations producing up to 1,200 hp. The 2011 Hennessey Venom GT uses the same six-speed Ricardo transmission that found in the Ford GT. Due to the light weight of the Lotus chassis, the Venom weighs in at about 2,548 lbs.
With such light-weight and astronomical horsepower, the Hennessey Venom GT can sprint from 0–60 in just 2.5 seconds and with top speed of 262 mph on a six-speed manual transmission. Compared to the Bugatti Veyron, it can accelerate from 0–60 mph in 2.6 seconds and with top speed of 253 mph. The Hennessey Venom GT may be a Bugatti Veyron-killer indeed.
Serious power requires serious dinero, the 2011 Hennessey Venom GT is not cheap like other Hennessey supercars. It clocks in at around $600,000 a piece, and Hennessey intended to build only ten Venoms per year. Check out the press release below if you like to crunch the numbers.