• Mar 7th 2008 at 11:26AM
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The Neiman Marcus catalog is always full of superfluous luxury goods like hover crafts or special edition Lexus models. The 2008 Spring Men's catalog is no exception. Its special seasonal offering happens to be a half dozen and one venomous snakes. Even though they are endangered, they are not the kind featured on National Geographic. They are, in fact, seven special 2008 Hennessey Venom 700 NM Vipers. The tuned beasts boast 700 horsepower and 645 pound feet of torque, though despite the increased power output, their 0-60 times are even with the 678-hp 650R Hennessey Venom upgrade for the 2008 Dodge Viper. The discrepancy in performance most likely stems from a traction issue. The lack of grip shouldn't be a problem for any buyer to handle, though, since a day of performance driving school at Lonestar Motorsports Park is included in the purchase price of $179,500. The shopping cart handle rear wing that's tested to 200 mph should also provide rear traction aid via increased downforce. Of course, the price of carrying the initials NM in the title means that each car gets the full interior treatment, as well. Black and red leather trim adorns the inside, along with embroidered floormats for the footsies. There is even a matching set of luggage thrown in to sweeten the deal. Look for these beauties to be snatched up within minutes of their release at 9 AM EST on April 10th.

[Source: Hennessey Performance]

Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Hennessey Venom 700NM

Proposed Specifications:

Base Vehicle:
• 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 Convertible or Hardtop Coupe

Exterior Color:
• Black

• 700 bhp @ 6,200 rpm
• 645 lb-ft torque @ 5,200 rpm

Estimated Performance:
• 0-60 mph: 3.3 sec.
• 0-100 mph: 7.0 sec.
• 0-150 mph: 15.1 sec.
• Top Speed: 214 mph (hardtop coupe model)

Venom 700NM Engine Upgrade:
• Hennessey Stainless Steel Exhaust System Upgrades
• K&N High-flow Air Filter
• Hennessey High-flow Cylinder Heads
• Hennessey VenomAero Exterior Aerodynamic Upgrades
• Hennessey KW High-Performance Coilover Suspension Upgrade
• Hennessey Lightweight Brake Rotor Upgrade
• Hennessey Shift Knob Upgrade
• Hennessey Custom Leather Interior
• Hennessey Custom Matching Luggage
• Hennessey Lightweight Brake Rotor Upgrade
• Hennessey Lightweight Alloy Wheel Upgrade (19x10 inch front; 20x13 inch rear)
• Hennessey & Venom 700NM Exterior Badges
• Venom 700NM Serial Numbered Limited Edition Dash Plaque
• Hennessey 3 Year / 36,000 Mile Vehicle Warranty
• One Day High-Performance Driving School at Lonestar Motorsports Park

Cost: $179,500 US Dollars

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Nasty... and I mean that in a good way.
      • 7 Years Ago
      As an owner of a 01 Viper, I never cared much for the new style, I prefer the curves of the previous years, but the minor changes they have made, its grown on me a bit.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That is an incredible looking car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      They probably limited the production run to seven because that's as many 22B wings as they could get ahold of.
      Joe C.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I will agree that the convertible model is super ugly but the hardtop model probably looks amazing. I would still much rather have the Venom 1000TT Coupe.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The next Knight Rider.
        • 7 Years Ago
        you ever hear of a show called "Viper" ?
        • 7 Years Ago
        pshh...i wish. That looks absolutely incredible. When viper production stops, that will be a sad sad day in automotive history. Chrysler should just trim back production numbers instead of axing it entirely.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Beautiful car. It's just too bad nobody will ever actually get one. And if somebody does it will largely be made up of donor parts from other customers cars.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Well, that didn't take long at all... did it?
        • 7 Years Ago
        I tried not to waste any time in getting that comment in. :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, that looks like a batmobile.
        • 7 Years Ago
        my first thought as well
      • 7 Years Ago
      ahhh yes, a 700HP monster of a car being marketed to the 'neiman marcus more money than talent' crowd. be prepared for the 'rich snob crashes and dies in his viper' stories on autoblog in a few months.
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