The Hennessey Venom GT has shown its face at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011. The American Lotus-based hypercar is part of the Supercar Paddock at the UK annual car event.
Company CEO John Hennessey gave a private tour of the car and discussed the development of the vehicle. Currently five have been sold; two in the US, two in Dubai and one in Europe. Five more will be build in 2012.
The model is powered by a twin turbocharged Chevrolet LS-series aluminum V8 producing 1,200hp and 1,135lb-ft torque mated to a six-speed Ricardo manual transaxle (the same as found in the Ford). The Venom is capable of hitting 100km/h in about 2.2 seconds. Top speed will be 262mph. Stopping the sports car? 15 inch, six-piston front, four-piston rear, Brembo carbon ceramic brakes are available at your command.
The carbon fiber body is windtunnel tested and includes an active rear wing to ensure enough down force on the rear wheel drive.
I hope this car gets it’s first real race review this weekend at Goodwood. There’s just not enough videos of this insane beast!