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Venom GT

05 December 2012 - 11:00

Watch the Venom GT go from 0-370km/h

As committed petrolheads acclimatised to bombastic figures of horsepower and torque and such, we're pretty much used to hearing about hugely powerful cars.

But sometimes, sometimes, it's worth just hearing hugely powerful cars. Because although it's nice to read about a 0-200 time of 7.96 seconds, it's a very different ballgame when you see it and hear it on camera.

So here, ladies and gentlemen, is a short video clip of Hennessey's brutally bombastic 915kW Venom GT. Yes, we know Mr Hennessey has built an even more powerful 1103kW Venom GT2, but this one's still got plenty of poke.

Specifically, enough poke to see it accelerate from 0-300 in 13.48 seconds and hit a top speed of 370km/h, from rest, in just 19.96 seconds.

The video's below. The sound of that 7.0-litre, twin turbo aluminium V8 setting off the traction control in third gear is enough to send shivers down your spine. Also sounds like it's about to take off...

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