17 March 2010

Bug killer

1,200bhp Venom GT takes aim at Veyron

1,200bhp Venom GT takes aim at Veyron

What you can (barely) see above is the upcoming Hennessey Venom GT - a Lotus Elise-based supercar with 1,200bhp.

Yes, 1,200bhp. Time for some medication...

US tuner Hennessey Performance reckons its newest supercar will be available with a twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing enough power to either a) make Volkswagen engineers cry/laugh/spontaneously vomit, or b) send you into the nearest tree. Backwards. And on fire.

Hennessey thinks this ungodly power will make the Venom GT crack the 0-62mph dash in just 2.4 seconds and hit a top speed of 262mph.

Just in case you're thinking, ‘Hennessey has been out window-licking again', it has fitted 15-inch carbon brakes to haul its featherweight one-tonne body to a stop.

The mad Venom GT will be fully revealed at the end of the month, and is being planned for a debut at the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Bugatti Veyron engineers are reportedly not bothered.

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