Snakes on a Neiman Marcus catalog: the Hennessey Venom 700 NM Viper

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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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