…and you thought the Veyron was fast.
One of the superstars at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed was the Hennessey Venom GT. Based on a heavily modified Lotus Exige/Elise and packing a 1,200 horsepower twin-turbocharged 6.2-liter V-8, the super car is a sort of Frankenstein experiment in lightweight speed.
The Venom GT made an official appearance at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed and wowed spectators with its blistering acceleration and potent V-8. Hennessey Performance has put together a few videos of the Festival for those that weren’t lucky enough to attend.
Hennessey Venom GT Video
Hennessey Venom GT Specifications
0 – 60 mph: 2.5 sec.
1/4 Mile: 9.9 sec. @ 162 mph
0 – 200 mph: 15.9 sec. (Bugatti Veyron = 24.2 sec.)
Top Speed: 275 mph
Horsepower: 1,200 bhp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque: 1,155 lb-ft @ 4,200 rpm
Specific Output: 166 bhp / Liter
Bhp / Weight: 767.23 hp per ton or 2.61 lbs / hp
Boost: 16 psi (1.1 bar)
Fuel: 93 octane
Size: 376 CID (6.2 Liter)
Position: Mid Longitudinal
Redline: 7,200 rpm
Forced Induction: Twin Garrett Ball Bearing Turbochargers
Oiling System: Dry Sump Lubrication
Fuel System: Sequential Multi-Port Electronic Fuel Injection
Type: Ricardo 6-Speed Manual
Gear Ratios: 2.61:1, 1.71:1, 1.23:1, 0.94:1, 0.77:1, 0.63:1
Final Drive: 3.36:1
Calipers: Brembo 6-Piston (all four corners)
Rotors: 15.0 x 1.34 in. Carbon Ceramic (all four corners)
Type: KW Variant 3 Adjustable Coilover (all four corners)
Ride Height: Adjustable by 2.4 inches (60 mm)
Length: 15.27 ft. (4,655 mm)
Width: 6.43 ft. (1,960 mm)
Wheelbase: 110.24 in. (2,800 mm)
Track – Front: 63.46 in. (1,612 mm)
Track – Rear: 63.15 in. (1,604 mm)
Material: Carbon fiber composite except doors & roof
Weights & Measures:
Curb Weight: 2,685 lbs (1,220 kilo)
Dry Weight: 2,524 lbs (1,147 kilo)
F / R Balance: 37 / 63 (empty); 44 / 56 (with driver & passenger)
Fuel Capacity: 18.5 gal. (70 Liter)
Wheels & Tires:
Tire – Front: 255/30/20 Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Tire – Rear: 345/30/20 Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Wheel – Front: 9.5 x 20 in.
Wheel – Rear: 12.5 x 20 in.
[Source: Hennessey Performance]
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