• Apr 11, 2010
Hennessey Venom GT on track – Click above to watch video

The Hennessey Venom GT was out testing on track, and while the minute of footage tends toward the Zapruder end of 'gotcha' videos, there are still some pretty clear sights and sounds of the stretched and steroided Elise with the giant badonkadonk.

We're going to guess this is the base, 725-horsepower version and what can be heard of it sounds pretty compelling. If nothing else, maybe this will help you dole out the $600K necessary to do some track time in one of your own. Follow the jump for the video. Hat tip to Mikespeed95

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      • 4 Years Ago
      It looks a lot like an overgrown Exige.
      • 4 Years Ago
      600k, that could get me the new 599 GTO
      • 4 Years Ago
      They want $600k for this??? Tis a wee bit high me thinks? Maybe its an exclusivity thing, set the price so high that only a few will buy it and it will become a collectors item?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Lotus, Lotus, Lotus: Lotus doesn't have a car that has ever lapped the Nurburghring faster than the GT-R, ZR1, the CTS-V, or the Cobalt SS. Therefore, the niche that used to be Lotus' (handling), has been encroached upon, and surpassed by just about everyone who builds a car, any car, even cars 2 or 3 times heavier than the best handling than the best handling lotus available today. The Elise was repeatedly beaten & lapped be the Solstice, RX-8, Evo, WRX the behemoth 350Z. Etc, etc, etc.

      I remember back in the day, when the Lotus Elan (inspiration for the Miata) would destroy the XKE, Camaro, Mustang or anything you throw at it. Today, the Elise/Exige it are merely just rolling obsticales.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ok fine. Lets say this thing kills everything performance-wise and that it ends up being considered worth its price tag... that changes nothing in regards to its styling. Hennessey didn't even try the tiniest bit to make it LOOK like a different car. It looks exactly like the Lotus upon which it was built. I might even be able to forgive that had they maybe put their own engine into it but its a Corvette engine. This is a glorified engine swap.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wonder how it will stack up next to the Mclaren mp4-12c . . .
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's gotta be Dunsfold, unless there is another airfield with a partially dismantled blue and white 747.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's inconclusive if it is the same 747. The engine nacelles have been removed. The 747 at Dunsfold has B52-like double engine nacelles rather than the typical Rolls Royce single engines. If it is Dunsfold, the track is set up completely differently to the Top Gear configuration, so I doubt it's a test for them. But Dunsfold is used by Fifth Gear, and a number of other people too. And, like I said before, Lotus helped in the development of the Top Gear configuration, and it's a Lotus that the Hennessey is based upon, so some sort of connection wouldn't be completely outlandish.
        • 4 Years Ago
        And the Royal Air Force VC-10 parked after the 747.
      • 4 Years Ago
      . . . I smell legal proceedings.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Crook!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Meh.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess silent propulsion drive comes standard?
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is sweet!
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