The Hennessey Performance Venom GT2 is set to go up to 11

Hennessey Performance Venom GT2

Where insane is dull.

The famous scene from the 1984 rockumentary This is Spinal Tap features a scene where the character Nigel Tufnel shows the director, Marty DiBergi, his stage equipment, specifically the Marshall guitar amplifiers. Tufnel shows DiBergi the heads and how the knobs go up to 11 instead of the standard 10. Confused, Dibergi asks him if they are louder, to which he responds with “…if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do? Eleven. Exactly. One louder.”

The upcoming Hennessey Performance Venom GT2 is 11; that extra push over the cliff that rockets you into some kind of unfathomable warp speed, turning your knuckles white and causing you to forget how to blink. It’s going to be that fast.

While the Venom GT2 has not been officially released, Hennessey Performance has provided us with some specifications that will make your eyeballs pop out.

Hennessey Performance Venom GT2

The new Venom GT2 builds upon the “standard” Venom GT model that originally shook the super car world. A 7.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 is set to produce an astonishing 1,500 bhp using E85 fuel, giving it a power-to-weight ratio of over one-brake-horsepower-per-kilogram (2,743 lb curb weight), exceeding that of any hypercar currently available. Top speed will be set all the way back to 287 mph, making the 200 mph mark of other super cars seem slow. An optional seven-speed paddle shift transmission will be available to put all of that power to the rear wheels. Aerodynamics on the hyper car have also improved, with the drag coefficient being reduced from 0.44 to 0.42 Cd thanks to a redesigned roof, front air dam, and side mirrors. A new double bubble roof will also provide a bit more headroom and comfort for passengers that are willing to experience 1,500 bhp.

Hennessey Performance will debut its new Venom GT2 model in late 2013 after they let those incredible specifications sink in for a bit and blow our automotive world to smithereens. The American company is currently producing its 10th Venom GT model, so keep your eyes peeled for 250+ mph hyper cars.

Hennessey Performance Venom GT2 Specifications

-7.0L twin turbo V8 producing up to 1500 hp on E85 pump fuel
-1+ bhp per kilogram of curb weight (2743 lbs)
-7-speed paddle shift transmission option available
-Increased headroom with double bubble roof
-Aerodynamic improvements (side mirrors, roof, front airdam) lower Cd from 0.44 to 0.42
-Projected top speed of 287 mph
-The first Venom GT2 will debut in late 2013

Hennessey Performance Venom GT2 Gallery

 

[Source: Hennessey Performance]

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Since his first drive in a Porsche 911, Ryan has been infatuated with high-end automobiles. Dating back to his high-school days, Ryan has had a knack for writing about his adventures with cars, his first being a 1994 Chrysler Concorde (what an experience). Ryan is your satirical guide to the affluent caviar-fueled automotive world. He also likes to stand in front of moving objects while playing lacrosse and floor hockey.