After burner: Hennessey Venom GT
TG grabs the almost-production-ready Venom GT to find out how 1,030bhp deposits itself on Silverstone’s tarmac...
Posted: 25 Oct 2012
The motor currently has a cut enforced at around 5,500rpm until it has been properly run-in. So although there's a mighty 880bhp from around 3,500rpm, the full hit only appears at the very last gasp of the current available rev-range. So I'm only experiencing the full boost for what feels like 500rpm. It's devastatingly quick, but feels like it needs the boost bringing down the range, and the redline increasing. It's also near-impossible to tell what'll happen when you start to screw that suspension down. It feels like it will be stable and keen, but suspension kinematics don't always work like you think they're supposed to. Especially when you're talking about car geared for about 270mph.