The American tuning firm Hennessey Performance Engineering is more commonly known for turning potent production cars into powerful performance machines, like a boosted Viper that can beat a Bugatti from 0 to 200 MPH, back in 2007 they got the ball rolling to change all that. Just like Steve Saleen went from hot rodding Mustangs to producing the S7 super car, HPE announced that they would build the Hennessey Venom GT, named after their lineup of V10 powered dodge sports cars that they built their reputation with.

More recently the soon to be automaker announced that the Venom GT will be making its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show, except that compared to the car that HPE announced back in 2007, the model set to be unveiled in 2010 will be a bit different. Instead of the Hennessey Venom 1000 Twin Turbo Viper’s V10 power plant, a Hennessey tuned V8 will go into the mid ship position and instead of the optional sequential gear box, the new super car will only be offered with a 6 speed manual.

Weight should remain somewhere under the original 2,700 lb. limit allowing the 1200 HP 2010 Venom GT to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in only 2.4 seconds and can hit an out of this world top speed of 272 MPH. In order to handle that much acceleration the Venom will be equipped with a set of 14 inch carbon ceramic rotors with a pair of 6 piston calipers up front and equally sized rear rotors being squeezed by 4 piston calipers in the back.

Specifications after the jump.

Proposed Specifications:

  • Vehicle Type: Mid-engine, rear-drive; 2-door, 2-passenger

Dimensions:

  • Curb Weight: Less than 2,400 lbs
  • cd: 0.39 (with VenomAero rear wing up)

Brakes:

  • front - 14 inch carbon rotors with 6-piston calipers; rear - 14 inch carbon rotors with 4-piston calipers

Engine:

  • Hennessey V8

Power:

  • Up to 1200 bhp Available

Estimated Performance:

  • 0-60 mph: 2.4 sec.
  • 0-100 mph: 5.3 sec.
  • 0-150 mph: 8.9 sec.
  • 0-200 mph: 14.3 sec.
  • Top Speed: 272 mph (440 km/h)

Transmission:

  • 6-speed Manual
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4 comments:

BMWM6  (488) posted on 08.25.2009

forget the acceleration 270 mph top speed thats amazing lets see if they can live up to there promise

tvr9812  (6) posted on 08.25.2009

i have read about this before
they did say it will be based off a lotus

AK47  (1024) posted on 08.14.2009

It looks like a combination of a Lotus and a Carrera GT.

HarriR08  (5) posted on 08.13.2009

Erm, strange likeness to a Lotus Elise?

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