Vijay Pattni29 June 2011

Venom GT prepares for Goodwood

Hennessey’s bright-yellow Lotus-based demon gets ready for FoS land assault…

This weekend, lots of people will trample over a man's lawn to look at cars drive up a hill.

That, in its simplest form, is the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed. In reality, it is a tyre-smoking, supercar-draped display of motoring excellence, held on the Earl of March's estate since 1993. And this year, John Hennessey is bringing his Venom GT.

After-burner: Hennessey Venom GT

The little yellow mentalist is filmed here preparing for its big debut at this year's FoS, and is apparently ‘able to put down over 800hp without the help of traction control'. Since you asked nicely, we'll remind you that this Lotus-based vegetable shrinker also comes in 1,000bhp variety, courtesy of its supercharged 6.2-litre V8 engine lifted from the Corvette ZR1.

Going to Goodwood? Then you'll need to read our quick preview to give you a rundown on the metal on display. Not going to Goodwood? Stay tuned to TopGear.com because we'll have lots of delightful stuff from the show.

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