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 first official unveiling in the U.S. after making an appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK.

In any case, who are we to shun an invitation to gaze upon the glorious Venom GT? With 1,200 horsepower, a 0-60 time of 2.5 seconds and a top speed estimated at 267 miles per hour, this is one supercar that we're more than happy to drool over. See the first car delivered to a customer in our attached high-res image gallery, and click past the break for a brief press release.
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Hennessey Venom GT to Make Monterey Debut at McCall's Motorworks Revival

August 15, 2011

MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA – Hennessey Performance (HPE) will unveil the company's
1,200 HP, ultra-lightweight Venom GT supercar on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at
the McCall's Motorworks Revival. Held each year at the Monterey Jet Center, Gordon
McCall's party kicks-off the Monterey / Pebble Beach weekend.

Fresh from its European debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Hennessey
Venom GT will be making its first appearance at Monterey. "We are very excited to
have the opportunity to show the Venom GT to our friends and fellow enthusiasts at
what has become one of the biggest and best car enthusiast events in the world,"
says CEO, Don Goldman. "Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival combines serious car
enthusiasts, world-class cars and aircraft, all in one fantastic party."

The bright "bug-killer" yellow Venom GT will also be on display at the RM Auction at
the Portolla Plaza hotel in downtown Monterey from Thursday, August 18 through
Saturday, August 20.

Hennessey builds just five Venom GTs per year, making it one of the most
exclusive supercars currently built. Available in both left-hand and right-hand drive
configurations, the Venom GT costs $950,000 US Dollars, plus optional upgrades
and shipping. Each vehicle is hand-built over a period of six months by a small team
of craftsmen at the company's facilities in Sealy, Texas, Lake Forest, California and
Silverstone, England.

"Twelve hundred horsepower combined with in a mid-engine chassis that weighs
twelve hundred kilos (2,685 lbs) - no other road car and only a handful of race cars
can match the power to weight ratio of the Venom GT," added HPE president and
founder, John Hennessey. "It is a driver's car, a supercar with a soul that will give
you as much speed and performance as you dare ask of it".

For more information please visit www.VenomGT.com

About Hennessey Performance

Hennessey Performance (HPE) has been making fast cars go faster since 1991. It
operates a 30,000 square foot workshop and showroom facility situated on 143
acres near Sealy, Texas (about 45 minutes west of Houston). The company also
operates a showroom and installation facility located in Lake Forest, California. HPE
offers a wide variety of dyno proven, track tested parts and upgrades for a variety
of modern performance vehicles. Hennessey Performance is also the only tuner in
North America that operates its own test track – Lonestar Motorsports Park.

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