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Old 09-11-11, 09:04 PM   #1
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Default How powerful is the Hennessey Venom GT? Just you watch

How powerful is the Hennessey Venom GT? Just you watch



It's easy to talk endlessly about unbelievably powerful cars, almost to the point that numbers become meaningless. In an effort to crystallize what 1,200 horses in a 2,685-pound car can do in the real world, we present a new video of the 2012 Hennessey Venom GT.

In the time it takes your wheezy Civic to go from 65 to 75 mph, the Venom GT has sprinted from 70 mph to a staggering 215 and is on its cool-down run. If you were to push hard enough with enough road, Hennessey says the Venom GT wouldn't stop until it hit 275 mph. Click past the jump to see the what the instrument cluster in the Venom looks like when you drop the hammer at 70 mph.

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http://www.autoblog.com/2011/09/11/h...ust-you-watch/
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Old 09-12-11, 05:26 PM   #2
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what a beast... prolly the first time I've seen or heard about this
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Old 09-12-11, 06:01 PM   #3
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Saw it on the last car show.

Hennessey claims 0-200 in 15.9 seconds!!!! That's 9 seconds faster than a veyron
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Old 09-12-11, 06:11 PM   #4
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wow, now that's how you run away from cops, haha
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Old 09-12-11, 06:29 PM   #5
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Too bad Hennessey as a company sucks monkey butt.
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Old 09-12-11, 07:22 PM   #6
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wow, now that's how you run away from cops, haha
hahah +1. Except they'd be able to find you. There'd probably be only one in the whole state at what this car will sell for
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Old 09-12-11, 08:17 PM   #7
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Too bad Hennessey as a company sucks monkey butt.
+1

they can do a bunch of one offs and get a lot of people interested
but whether or not they can really produce and deliver those orders is another matter
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Old 09-12-11, 10:32 PM   #8
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Now that is impressive.
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Old 09-12-11, 11:35 PM   #9
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hahah +1. Except they'd be able to find you. There'd probably be only one in the whole state at what this car will sell for
haha as long as they can't prove who the driver is...
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Old 09-12-11, 11:49 PM   #10
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haha as long as they can't prove who the driver is...
Yup ... just do it like this guy

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Default Hennessey Venom GT hits 270.49 mph at Kennedy Space Center [video]


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Happened at Kennedy Space Center

Hennessey has conducted a top speed run with the Venom GT and managed to hit 270.49 mph (435.31 km/h) at the Kennedy Space Center.

It was July 3, 2010 when an unrestricted Bugatti Veyron Super Sport managed to set an official average top speed of 268 mph (431,072 km/h) at Volkswagen Group's Ehra-Lessien track near Wolfsburg, Germany. It should be noted the production model was however electronically limited to 258 mph (415 km/h). Now, Hennessey says they currently have the fastest production car in the world as their Venom GT climbed all the way up to 270.49 mph (435.31 km/h).

However, the Hennessey Venom GT cannot receive the title of being the fastest production car in the world because the heavily modified Lotus Exige can't qualify for a Guinness record since it didn't do two runs, one in either direction. An official Guinness record is established by doing an average of the top speeds achieved in those two runs. Since the Venom GT did only one run, the Veyron SS is still the official top speed king for a production car.

Even if it did both runs and surpassed the Veyron Super Sport, the Venom GT still wouldn't have been the new record holder since in order to be eligible to receive this title the car must be built in 30 units and Hennessey announced they will only make 29, with 11 of them already delivered.

Interestingly, Hennessey believes the car would have been capable to reach even 280 mph (450.62 km/h) if it had another mile to run. In addition, the American tuner says the Venom GT has what it takes to "be the fastest at Dunsfold" (Top Gear track).
http://www.worldcarfans.com/11402247...y-space-center
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Still an impressive feat
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Default Hennessey’s Emotional Journey To Break The World Speed Record With The Venom GT: Vid


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The Venom GT is Hennessey’s completely over the top hypercar take on the LotusElise’s platform. Extensive customization, monstrous horsepower, and more than a small dose of engineering ingenuity went into its creation, but that was just the beginning. Next, it had to set a world production car speed record. This is a short documentary of that mission.

In this video, John Hennessey and team work to hit a speed even higher than their previous 265.7-mph run. Ultimately, the car reaches a verified 270.42 mph. That’s more than 12 mph faster than the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport.

But the number, on its own, is just a cold statistic. As this video reveals, reaching that number was more than cool calculation—it involved heart, determination, and years of work. When the Venom GT finally hit its mark, the reaction from the team captures the emotion and passion that went into getting there.

Hennessey commemorated the achievement with its $1.25-million World's Fastest Edition, and although that limited run is now sold out, you can still order the standard car--and go hunting for a few miles of airstrip to push the limits yourself.
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Sometimes dreams do come true
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