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Old 03-26-2010, 08:12 PM   #1
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Wanna sneak peek at the Venom?

I'll just leave this here.

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Old 03-26-2010, 08:14 PM   #2
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looks kinda like a lotus
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Old 03-26-2010, 08:32 PM   #3
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looks kinda like a lotus
I don't know all the details but I'm pretty sure it is a modded elise with an LS9(I think).
Its a lightweight monster
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:52 PM   #5
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I don't know all the details but I'm pretty sure it is a modded elise with an LS9(I think).
Its a lightweight monster
This.
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Old 03-27-2010, 12:44 AM   #6
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looks kinda like a lotus
Its a lotus on steriods
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Old 03-27-2010, 01:03 AM   #7
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Old 03-27-2010, 01:24 AM   #8
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i love the color of the 911 in the back.... not a fan of the venom though.....
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:57 PM   #9
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Hennessey Venom GT

Killer looking ride. Hate to think what they're charging for this.

http://www.hennesseyperformancestore.com/venomgt.html

SEALY, TEXAS & SILVERSTONE, ENGLAND, March 29, 2010 - Hennessey Performance is pleased to introduce the first official images of its Venom GT supercar. Based upon the Lotus Elise, the Venom GT combines a high-tech, lightweight British chassis with a powerful American V8.

“This is not the first time that Britain and America have joined forces to produce a weapon of mass propulsion”, said company founder and president, John Hennessey. “Over fifty years ago the American-built P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft was flown into history powered by a British Rolls-Royce Merlin engine. Today the Hennessey Venom GT promises to set a new standard of power to weight ratio in the rarefied air of today's supercar market.”

SOMETIMES LESS EQUALS MORE
In the case of the Venom GT, less weight means more performance. The Venom GT will have a production curb weight of less than 2,400 lbs (1,071 kilos) aided by its lightweight carbon fiber bodywork and carbon fiber wheels. Stopping power is delivered via Brembo brakes with 6-piston calipers up front and 4-piston calipers in rear clamping down on 15-inch carbon ceramic rotors.

SOMETIMES MORE EQUALS MORE
The Venom GT’s base power plant is the supercharged 6.2 liter LS9 V8 (the same as in the Corvette ZR1) tweaked by Hennessey to 725 bhp. The company will also be offering 1000 bhp and 1200 bhp twin turbo V8 engine variants. The mid-engine V8 will transmit its power to the rear tires via a Ricardo 6-speed gearbox.

POWER WITH CONTROL
Hennessey plans to manage power output by using a programmable traction control system. CFD (computational fluid dynamic) tested bodywork and down force will also help keep the Venom stable at speed. An active aero system with adjustable rear wing will deploy under varying conditions on both the road and racetrack. An adjustable suspension system will allow ride height adjustments according to speed and driving conditions. Finally, power will be put to the ground via massive Michelin PS2 tires.

POWERED BY THE USA, BUILT IN THE UK
Hennessey will be building the power plants at its Texas facility. The engines will then be air freighted to the company's assembly facility near Silverstone, England where the Venom GT is built and tested. Venom GT buyer will be offered a 1-day driver orientation and instruction program by a Hennessey factory test driver, at a track in the UK or USA prior to delivery.

LIMITED PRODUCTION
The company plans to establish a network of Venom GT dealers and distributors in the Middle East, Europe, Russia, Australia and Asia. Production is limited to just 10 vehicles per year and the company already has orders for 4 Venom GT’s.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:59 PM   #10
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:59 PM   #11
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Very, very nice. I love lotuses, and this is just insane.
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Reppin that LS9!
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:05 PM   #13
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Very, very nice. I love lotuses, and this is just insane.
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Yes it is. I love the exhaust and the fact that it's only 2,400 pounds.
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:44 PM   #14
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2 words - awe, some
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that has dollar signs written all over it.
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:44 AM   #16
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that has dollar signs written all over it.
BIG $$$$$ signs
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:54 AM   #17
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I love what Top Gear said about it:

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Be afraid. It is as powerful as the Bugatti Veyron but weighs half as much. Wearing a heavy watch while driving it may cause you to have a terrible crash
This thing is incredible....and Texan (which is redundant)
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Old 03-30-2010, 11:10 AM   #19
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I love what Top Gear said about it:



This thing is incredible....and Texan (which is redundant)
It's definitely an impressive beast of a car.
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:40 PM   #20
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Good lord.......

*Dons flame suit*

Seriuosly, how would you even drive the thing? That's borderline nuts.
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:44 PM   #21
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Seriuosly, how would you even drive the thing? That's borderline nuts.
Borderline? It is all kinds of nuts but doesn't make it any less bad ass.
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Borderline? It is all kinds of nuts but doesn't make it any less bad ass.
Exactly. And thats how you drive it. With all kinds of nuts.
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:26 PM   #23
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Killer looking ride. Hate to think what they're charging for this.

http://www.hennesseyperformancestore.com/venomgt.html

SEALY, TEXAS & SILVERSTONE, ENGLAND, March 29, 2010 - Hennessey Performance is pleased to introduce the first official images of its Venom GT supercar. Based upon the Lotus Elise, the Venom GT combines a high-tech, lightweight British chassis with a powerful American V8.

“This is not the first time that Britain and America have joined forces to produce a weapon of mass propulsion”, said company founder and president, John Hennessey. “Over fifty years ago the American-built P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft was flown into history powered by a British Rolls-Royce Merlin engine. Today the Hennessey Venom GT promises to set a new standard of power to weight ratio in the rarefied air of today's supercar market.”

SOMETIMES LESS EQUALS MORE
In the case of the Venom GT, less weight means more performance. The Venom GT will have a production curb weight of less than 2,400 lbs (1,071 kilos) aided by its lightweight carbon fiber bodywork and carbon fiber wheels. Stopping power is delivered via Brembo brakes with 6-piston calipers up front and 4-piston calipers in rear clamping down on 15-inch carbon ceramic rotors.

SOMETIMES MORE EQUALS MORE
The Venom GT’s base power plant is the supercharged 6.2 liter LS9 V8 (the same as in the Corvette ZR1) tweaked by Hennessey to 725 bhp. The company will also be offering 1000 bhp and 1200 bhp twin turbo V8 engine variants. The mid-engine V8 will transmit its power to the rear tires via a Ricardo 6-speed gearbox.

POWER WITH CONTROL
Hennessey plans to manage power output by using a programmable traction control system. CFD (computational fluid dynamic) tested bodywork and down force will also help keep the Venom stable at speed. An active aero system with adjustable rear wing will deploy under varying conditions on both the road and racetrack. An adjustable suspension system will allow ride height adjustments according to speed and driving conditions. Finally, power will be put to the ground via massive Michelin PS2 tires.

POWERED BY THE USA, BUILT IN THE UK
Hennessey will be building the power plants at its Texas facility. The engines will then be air freighted to the company's assembly facility near Silverstone, England where the Venom GT is built and tested. Venom GT buyer will be offered a 1-day driver orientation and instruction program by a Hennessey factory test driver, at a track in the UK or USA prior to delivery.

LIMITED PRODUCTION
The company plans to establish a network of Venom GT dealers and distributors in the Middle East, Europe, Russia, Australia and Asia. Production is limited to just 10 vehicles per year and the company already has orders for 4 Venom GT’s.
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Seriuosly, how would you even drive the thing? That's borderline nuts.
Just keep it in 4th
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:44 PM   #24
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Do you need a reallllyyyyy long car for high speed stability or something?
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Do you need a reallllyyyyy long car for high speed stability or something?
It does help. But while that car looks ultra long, but it probably isn't. The roof of is quite low, probably under 4' from the ground compared to over 4 and a half for most cars. Our eye's tend to play tricks on us and for whatever reason, we assume that all cars are the same height when we see a picture of them. So, if a car is ~10% lower, we think it is ~10% longer. I would imagine overall length is around 13'
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