This week Hennessey released details about their new concept and released an artistic drawing by Steve Everett – the British car designer. The new Venom GT concept has a wonderful look to it and with a name like Venom you can’t help – but wonder how much power will be behind the wheel.
Lucky for you we have all that juicy information. The Venom will feature a 1,000hp twin turbo V0 engine and a light weight mid-engine chassis weighing less than 1,225kg. Power will be sent through to the rear wheels via a 6-speed transmission or optional sequential gearbox. This means the final version will have a power to weight ratio of just 1.225kg per hp, which Hennessey claims will see the car reach 100km/h from rest in just 2.5 seconds and up to 300km/h in around 14 seconds.
Mr. Hennessey – the founder of the company – was able to give us a few words about what he had planned for his newest supercar.
‘The Veyron is an ultra fast and ultra luxurious grand touring car which also happens to be quicker and faster than any other road car, except for our Venom 1000 Twin Turbo SRT which beat the Veyron earlier this year from 0-200 mph. The Venom GT will be a much more engaging sports car to drive by challenging the driver with 1000+ HP in a chassis that is nearly 1500 lbs lighter than the Veyron.
The company already has existing Venom 1000 Twin Turbo clients interested in ordering the lighter, mid-engined Venom GT. If there is enough demand we may consider doing a very limited production run of the Venom GT.’
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