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The crew at Hennessey has finally gotten around to showing the world just how quick the Venom GT really is by pulling off a 0-230 mph sprint on runway. The best run took a scant 19.96 seconds to stick the speedometer at 228 mph.

There's gilding the lily, and then there is this: An open-air version of Hennessey's 1,200-horsepower Venom GT supercar.

It's easy to talk endlessly about unbelievably powerful cars, almost to the point that numbers become meaningless. In an effort to crystallize what 1,200 horses in a 2,685-pound car can do in the real world, we present a new video of the 2012 Hennessey Venom GT.

Hennessey has announced that it will show off its Venom GT on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at

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