Should we be surprised about it? We strongly doubt it! After yesterday’s unveiled images of the production version Hennessey Venom GT, today we find out that someone had the pleasure of driving the chassis 001. The lucky driver was a customer in the Middle East by the name of Al DiMora of DiMora Motorcar.

The Venom GT is based off aLotus Elise and is powered by 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). Boasting a dry weight of just 2,548 lbs and a curb weight of 2,685 lbs with a full tank of fuel, the car delivers on its promise of an astounding power-to-weight ratio. This supercar will hit a top speed of 200mph and will feature lightweight carbon fiber bodywork and carbon fiber wheels.

We have to remind you, there will only be 10 units of this vehicle built each year and the first model to go out was purchased for the Venom GT was $850,000.


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  (134) posted on 05.27.2011

Wow! I can’t stop admiring this car for I thought I could never have a chance to own one. And I think the performance of this car is much better compare to the Bugatti.

  (506) posted on 05.27.2011

As expected, those wealthy folks in Middle east would have the greater chance of owning this fantastic car! Btw, I was impressed with the engine performance of this car, 1,200 hp is quite impressive for a v8 technology.

  (666) posted on 06.17.2010

Well, of course, every super car they release 50% of them are going to Middle East.

  (205) posted on 06.16.2010

The point is to have something different from the Veyron. Lotuses are already known for their light weight, take that and add in a 1020 HP engine and you have a winning combination. This is probably the most awesome car I’ve ever seen.

  (313) posted on 06.16.2010

Thanks to this event! The company released a bunch of new pictures and a video, so the rest of us who cannot afford even the 720 hp version of this Elise-based super car, have something to fantasize about!

  (228) posted on 06.15.2010

Yeah, its in the middle east again. Most of the rich men are came from the middle east. specially for those car enthusiasts. Sometimes they bet million dollar for the number 1 plate number.

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