• Dec 3, 2007
click above for more images of the Hennessey Venom GT

We showed you an initial concept sketch of the Hennessey Venom GT last month, and the tuner best known for building ridiculously powerful Dodge Vipers has released another pair of pics, this time showing the mid-engine concept's rear with its retractable spoiler both up and down. In our previous post, we mentioned the undeniable likeness that the Venom GT shares with the Lotus Elise, which is also on display from this angle. We can also see just how extreme the car's design is, with a carbon fiber rear diffuser that we're sure isn't just for show and twin tail pipes that exit up high between the taillights. Carbon fiber skirts also peek out the sides below the massive air intake for the mid-mounted twin-turbo Viper engine and the extra-wide air extractor vents behind the front wheels. It seems clear to us that Hennessey intends to make a go of building its own exotic, just like Saleen did with the S7, and we hear two cars will be built to show potential customers in 2009. With a power-to-weight ratio of 2.7 lbs. per horsepower, a 2,700 lbs. curb weight, and an estimated 0-62 time of 2.5 seconds, we don't expect the Venom GT will be a tough sell.

[Source: Hennessey]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Lol, exactly. Delivery in 6 months! ... or 1 year ...or 3 years .... or never. "Deposit? We don't know what you're talking about, we never saw any deposit..... sorry, we just can't refund money we never got."
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's not just an Exige, it's almost a carbon copy of the Exige 300RR commissioned by Proton for GT/Endurance racing. It's even the same rims!

      http://www.gglotus.org/ggrace/exigesport/exige6.jpg
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hmm, I don't know, guys. This looks way too much like an Exige Sport. I wonder if Lotus are OK with this.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Can Lotus sue because of the striking similarity to the Exige, or since the man who penned the Lotus penned this Hennessey make it null and void?

      • 7 Years Ago
      Exhausts on top of the rear? I don't want to stay behind that car in a bike...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Where's Aaron B Brown to tell us how the GT-R will beat this car on the track?
      • 7 Years Ago
      stop giving press to the hennessey scumbag
      • 7 Years Ago
      They should make this car more extreme!!! What is the point of another super performance car??!!! They should put wings on it so it flies!!! Lasers that pop out from the sides!!! And, chainsaws on the side of the car to really scare others!!!

      Seriously though, this is a nice car, but let's have some originality.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Elise on Steroids....John Hennessey.....mmm No Thanks.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yep, it's clearly a picture of an Exige modified. So that makes this an Exige with a twin-turbo V10 in it. This just seems like a stupid idea to me. It won't have any balance, and even if they put absurd amounts of rubber in it, it still likely won't be able to use that power at low speeds. And at high speeds the short Exige wheelbase will mean it will be twitchy and unstable.

      Seems like a recipe for stupid to me.
      • 7 Years Ago
      having the pipes up that high doesnt look right at all.
      its too high.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I am sure they must be getting shells from lotus. If not its a rip off. Wait maybe its a chinese clone of the racing exige, in that case it will be a truly legit car on par with cough cough cough the veryon,S7,F1.


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