Hennessey Venom GT hits 230 mph in less than 20 secondsWed, 05 Dec 2012 00:00:00 -0800
The power junkies over at Hennessey have uploaded a YouTube video of the company's Venom GT hypercar. The Lotus-based GT sprints from 0-to-228 mph in 19.96 seconds, or the time it takes to update your Facebook status.
Behind the driver of the Venom GT is a Corvette ZR1-sourced LS9 V8. It makes 1,244 horsepower in this application, all of which is fed to the rear wheels. In the video a “traction control” banner comes up when the car hits second gear.
For reference, the Venom GT hits 124 mph in 7.96 seconds, and 186 mph—the top speed of an AMG Mercedes—in 13.48 seconds.
Check out www.hennesssey.com for more info on the Venom GT.
A few more angles of the Venom GT at speed
By Jake Lingeman