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Old 5th December 2007, 09:32   #16
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Another 1000bhp monster huh?
Looks so similar to Exige.
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both of them looking a stunner.out of the world looks and looking very powerfull.exige looks a bit dated at the back.else both are rockets.
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Very nice looking car, however, I cannot believe its even compared to a Veyron. To me I just dont think that there will ever be a car that has the luxuries of the Veyron, the speed, acceleration, and comfort all-in-one. It just seems like supercars (in general) are fast and uncomfortable.

Dont get me wrong though, back on topic, this car looks sweet. I'm a huge Lotus fan, actually the Lotus Exige is my favorite car, and this car looks very similar to it, I just want to see one on the test track!!!
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its impressive ,so which all cars does it cmpete with?
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Default 1000 Horsepower Hennessy Venom GT!

Hennessey Performance is working hard on their Lotus Elise-based supercar that uses a modified Corvette ZR1 engine.
The ZR1's LS9 motor has been in the thick of things lately, finding itself under the hood of a Camaro as well!
Since the LS9 is a 'crate engine', it is easily available and one can build various project cars around it.

World debut is already this March at the Geneva Motor Show, and to keep the interests high, Hennessey has released new renderings and also pictures from the shop to show how far they are with the actual car.
Hennessey has also released performance numbers, which are impressive and also little hard to believe. We have no doubt that Henneessey can get 1000 hp and 950 lb-ft of torque from a twin turbo V8 engine, but to claim this 2395 lbs mid-engined supercar reaches 60 mph (96 km/h) in 2.2 seconds sounds unbelievable. With a 6-speed manual and rear wheel drive it just seems impossible to get all this power on the road.
0-200 mph (321 km/h) is expected in 14.5 seconds and top speed is 262 mph (421 km/h), making it the fastest production car. That is of course if they can prove such speeds!


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Old 18th December 2009, 11:33   #21
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great work being done here.

but would it still handle like a lotus?

are they using a dual diffuser, a la formula 1?

the suspension set up seems to be quite minmal.

0-60 in 2.2 does not seems impossible with this, the lotus is already very light.

but why a manual? i expected a zero shift flappy pedal thingy.

is the body carbon fiber?

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Thinking about it now, 2.2 seconds is possible. But this is an in house project, do keep in mind!

The question is whether the car would be stable and rigid enough to be able to do such speeds. The Aero TT might be able to achieve those kinds of speeds but can it do it the way the Veyron can i.e. so composed and without a jitter?

Since the body work has been sourced from Lotus, expect it to be light. But can it be stable too?

This is the LS9 crate engine and it's the same motor that does duty in the 'Vette ZR1. This motor is mated to a traditional 6-speed 'box isn't it? So I guess they just carried forward the 'box!

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Hennessey are known to be cheaters! I bet they took that LS9 engine from some unsuspecting customer's ZR1. For those who have no idea what I'm on about, read this article: Supercars Can Bite as Hard as They Can Run - Column - Auto Reviews - Car and Driver

2.2 secs sounds darn impossible for a RWD 1000hp car. Even the mighty Veyron with its sophisticated awd system can't do that! I wouldn't be surprised if the car's brand new tires evaporated into thin air at the start line.
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man this is going to be a rocket. an actual rocket. waiting for the same to see the light of the day.

but i dont think this will be able to beat, the top speed record.

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2.2 secs sounds darn impossible for a RWD 1000hp car. Even the mighty Veyron with its sophisticated awd system can't do that! I wouldn't be surprised if the car's brand new tires evaporated into thin air at the start line.
dear friend,
it seems quite possible.
keeping in view the construction, this car might not weight more than a ton.

a formula 1 car is also rear wheel drive with around 650 kgs and 700 bhp. they can do a 0-60 mph in less than 2 seconds, something like a 1.5.

the ariel atom is rear-wheel drive, 300 bhp car and it can do 0-60 in app 2.8 secs.

the camaro T1 is rear-wheel drive and does it in less than 2.

so it definately seems possible.

as far as stability is concerned, i guess from the design this car seems to have enough aerodynamic force to keep it glued.

remember this is going to have a flat floor (unlike formula 1 cars where it is banned)

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dear friend,
it seems quite possible.
keeping in view the construction, this car might not weight more than a ton.

a formula 1 car is also rear wheel drive with around 650 kgs and 700 bhp. they can do a 0-60 mph in less than 2 seconds, something like a 1.5.

the ariel atom is rear-wheel drive, 300 bhp car and it can do 0-60 in app 2.8 secs.

the camaro T1 is rear-wheel drive and does it in less than 2.

so it definately seems possible.

as far as stability is concerned, i guess from the design this car seems to have enough aerodynamic force to keep it glued.

remember this is going to have a flat floor (unlike formula 1 cars where it is banned)
Its Caparo T1, my friend.

Here are the first official photographs of the Hennessey Venom GT.
Hennessey Venom GT | Hennessey Performance

Based upon the Lotus Elise, the Venom GT combines a high-tech, lightweight British chassis with a powerful American V8.

“This is not the first time that Britain and America have joined forces to produce a weapon of mass propulsion”, said company founder and president, John Hennessey. “Over fifty years ago the American-built P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft was flown into history powered by a British Rolls-Royce Merlin engine. Today the Hennessey Venom GT promises to set a new standard of power to weight ratio in the rarefied air of today's supercar market.”

SOMETIMES LESS EQUALS MORE
In the case of the Venom GT, less weight means more performance. The Venom GT will have a production curb weight of less than 2,400 lbs (1,071 kilos) aided by its lightweight carbon fiber bodywork and carbon fiber wheels. Stopping power is delivered via Brembo brakes with 6-piston calipers up front and 4-piston calipers in rear clamping down on 15-inch carbon ceramic rotors.

SOMETIMES MORE EQUALS MORE
The Venom GT’s base power plant is the supercharged 6.2 liter LS9 V8 (the same as in the Corvette ZR1) tweaked by Hennessey to 725 bhp. The company will also be offering 1000 bhp and 1200 bhp twin turbo V8 engine variants. The mid-engine V8 will transmit its power to the rear tires via a Ricardo 6-speed gearbox.

POWER WITH CONTROL
Hennessey plans to manage power output by using a programmable traction control system. CFD (computational fluid dynamic) tested bodywork and down force will also help keep the Venom stable at speed. An active aero system with adjustable rear wing will deploy under varying conditions on both the road and racetrack. An adjustable suspension system will allow ride height adjustments according to speed and driving conditions. Finally, power will be put to the ground via massive Michelin PS2 tires.

POWERED BY THE USA, BUILT IN THE UK
Hennessey will be building the power plants at its Texas facility. The engines will then be air freighted to the company's assembly facility near Silverstone, England where the Venom GT is built and tested. Venom GT buyer will be offered a 1-day driver orientation and instruction program by a Hennessey factory test driver, at a track in the UK or USA prior to delivery.

LIMITED PRODUCTION
The company plans to establish a network of Venom GT dealers and distributors in the Middle East, Europe, Russia, Australia and Asia. Production is limited to just 10 vehicles per year and the company already has orders for 4 Venom GT’s.
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This here is the first-production ready Venom GT super-car. The previous cars were all prototypes. The first car is going to a customer in UAE and is the top model of the Venom GT. In the heart of this Venom GT is a twin turbocharged Chevrolet LS-series aluminum V8 producing 1,200 hp and 1,135 lb-ft torque mated to a 6-speed Ricardo manual transaxle (the same as found in the Ford GT). Dry weight of the vehicle is just 2,548 lbs (1,155 kg). Based upon the Lotus Elise it features an all-ne front and rear space frame and suspension is cloaked in a new carbon fiber body, sporting an adjustable rear wing for exceptional high-speed stability.
Customers can choose between a 725 hp supercharged LS9 V8(unveiled in the original prototype), 1,000 hp and 1,200 hp twin turbo variants.
Both left and right-hand drive configurations are available. Cars are all built in Silverstone, England except the power plants which are sourced from HPE’s Texas headquarters.



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beautiful looking car no doubt. word of warning though for the members here....if anyone is considering purchasing anything from hennessey.....just google their name. not the most reputable company to deal with.
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Was happy reading this in the paper. Hennesey Venom reaches 435 Kmph!!That kind of kills the legend Bugatti Veron SS.

http://http://www.indiatimes.com/boy...gt-130617.html
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Weird to see no more being discussed on this car.
Update time: Hennessey gives the already bonkers 1200 HP Venom GT more power! A full 250 more horsepower. Can't even begin to imagine the implications.
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Excerpts from Top Gear (http://www.topgear.com/car-news/supe...enom-run-hills)
SEMA show in Las Vegas, Hennessey Performance Engineering will unveil a new version of its deranged Venom GT. A faster, more powerful version.

And one that boasts fourteen-hundred-and-fifty-one horsepower. Say hello, everyone, to what's soon to become one of the fastest cars in the world.

"Being the fastest matters," explains John Hennessey. Yes, John. Yes it does. The Hennessey Venom GT for 2016 is able to run E85 Flexfuel, which in turn allows the twin-turbo, GM-sourced 7.0-litre V8 to run a higher boost pressure.

Quite a lot more boost, actually. Instead of the 'standard' car's 19psi, next year's car will crank the boost up to 25psi. With this extra pressure comes extra fastness.

0-60mph, says Hennessey, now takes just 2.4 seconds. 0-100mph takes 4.4 seconds, 0-200mph is dispatched in 12.8 seconds, while a standing quarter-mile takes just 9.4 seconds at a speed of 167mph.

Picked up your jaw yet? There's more. The GT's top speed is quoted as '280+ mph'. The normal, 1244bhp Venom manages a paltry 270mph, the highest speed recorded by a production car but, for complicated reasons, not quite enough for a Guinness world record.

"We are intent on keeping the Venom as the fastest, best performing and most exciting hypercar on the road," John says. Excitement, we would venture, shall not be an issue.

As such, just a handful of these Venom GTs will be on the cards - just four for 2017, we're told - with John and his team still working on the Venom F5 set to arrive the same year. That car promises 290mph.

Hennessey is also bringing along another couple of horsepower haymakers to SEMA next week too, in the shape of a 774bhp Mustang Convertible, and a 650bhp Ford F-150.

"From wild to mild, our special cars and trucks continue to deliver a driving experience of the highest order," John added.

Fourteen hundred horsepower. We're not sure what the ownership criteria, beyond 'possession of a lot of cash', might be for the new Venom GT. We assume 'enjoyment of understeer' and 'sluggish reactions' are not on the must-have list.

Here's a few video reviews of the 'older and slower' Venom GT just to refresh your memory-





And here is the unofficially official record run of 270.49mph!

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