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Quick Spin: Hennessey V700 is crazy, fast [w/video]

There are two kinds of people in the world. The first kind drives Cadillac's supercharged CTS-V, experiences the thrill of 556 horsepower paired with 551 pound-feet of torque and declares, "This thing is a monster. This is the fastest, most incredible American performance sedan ever made." Then you have the other type of person, the kind that takes the 4,300-pound CTS-V to 60 miles per hour in just over four seconds, runs the quarter-mile in 12.5 seconds at 115 mph and says, "Meh." Should you fall into that second category, John Hennessey has got a car for you. John's calling it the... Read More

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    Exclusive: Hennessey Venom GT Spyder pops in at Cars & Coffee
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    Our own lensman Drew Phillips caught sight of this at Cars & Coffee in Irvine, California: the 2013 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder. This is the first time it's been seen on our shores. The targa version of the Venom GT packs the same 1,200 horsepower as the coupe – which also debuted at C&C, one year ago – but adds $150,000 to the ...

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    Hennessey Venom GT making official U.S. debut at Monterey
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    Hennessey has announced that it will show off its Venom GT on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at the McCall's Motorworks Revival during the Pebble Beach weekend, which will take place at the Monterey Jet Center. Of course, we've seen various images of the car along with a few videos thrown in for good measure, but the Texas-based company says this is the car's ...

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    Video: Hennessey Venom GT clears its pipes ahead of SEMA debut
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    It may look like a steroid-fueled Lotus Elise that's had a few too many trips to the gym – and we truly mean that in the very best way possible – but this latest video proves there's no mistaking the fact that it ain't powered by no wimpy four-cylinder engine sourced from Toyota. Yes, of course we already knew that the Hennessey Venom GT is ...

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    Spy Shot: Hennessey Venom GT to debut at Goodwood, U.S. debut in Monterey
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    We've just gotten word from Hennessey Performance that the Venom GT won't be making the trip to Switzerland to debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Instead, the Lotus Elise-based supercar will make its official entrance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July and make its first U.S. appearance in Monterey this August. Testing of the 2,400-pound ...

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    Hennessey Performance Venom GT rendered, nearly uncovered
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    After providing us an exclusive glimpse inside the Hennessey Performance workshop, the Texas-based tuner has let more details slip on the development of the Venom GT -- a Lotus Elise-based supercar packing Corvette ZR1 firepower. Before the production version debuts at the Geneva Motor Show this March, Hennessey has released a few renderings, along with ...

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    EXCLUSIVE: First shots of the Hennessey Performance Venom GT
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    Hennessey Performance is on a roll. First we got a Cadillac CTS-V that accelerates so violently it sets off its OnStar system. Then we get a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1-powered pony car that handily won our Best Camaro of SEMA. Now this: The first shots of the Hennessey Venom GT, a lightweight, LS9-powered ICBM aimed directly at the world's hypercar ...

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    2010 Hennessey HP700 Camaro to make official debut at SEMA
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    We've seen the pictures. We've seen the videos. Now we're finally going to see the Hennessey HPE700 Camaro in person when it makes its official debut at SEMA next week. There's a lot to love with Hennessey's halo musclecar, starting with the LS9 V8 from the ZR1 packing 725 horsepower and 741 lb.-ft. torque (up from the initial figures, 705 and 717 ...

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    SEMA 2009: Hennessey preps a 500-hp carbon look Genesis Coupe
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    John Hennessey is no stranger to extracting power from already quick cars and giving them a unique appearance. More recently, Hennessey has launched a Tuner School to teach others his craft and help keep the SEMA show floor populated with fresh creations. The 14-week program teaches students about engine building, turbo/supercharging and testing, and ...

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    Exclusive: Hennessey shows off CFD drawings of Venom GT supercar
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    At the Quail Motorsports Gathering in Monterey, CA we happened to run into a Mr. John Hennessey admiring the same Lamborghini LP670-4 SV we were drooling over. With the Venom GT set to debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, we asked how the project was going. He promptly produced an iPhone and gave us a sneak preview of dozens of CFD (computational fluid ...

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    Hennessey Venom GT to debut at 2010 Geneva Motor Show
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    It's been two long years since John Hennessey announced plans to build his very own supercar, and we were beginning to wonder if it was ever going to happen. Apparently, Hennessey's plans are still a go as the Texas tuner just announced through its newsletter that the Venom GT will make its official public debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show in March. ...

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    SEMA 2008: Hennessey shows a pair of turbocharged Ford GTs
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    Hennessey is perhaps more closely associated with Dodge Vipers to most people, but they also do work on Ford's late, great supercar, the Ford GT, too. What Hennessey does with the GT is sort of up to you. One option they can do is a swap, wherein the factory supercharger is removed and a pair of turbos are fitted. With additional modifications, that car ...

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    SEMA speed: Hennessey Viper Venom 800R
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    Updated with Frank's live pics Why worry about superchargers and turbochargers when you've got good old-fashioned cubic inches? After all, bigger is better right? Living up to its VenomAero and Daytona spoiler-equipped body kit, the Hennessey Viper Venom 800R packs an amazing 585 naturally aspirated cubic inches under the bright yellow bonnet. After 12 ...

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