Where’s the best place to try and warm up the engine of a high-powered sportscar? Why, the countryside, of course!

Not a lot of car, not a lot of cops, and a lot of open pavement waiting at your disposal. Sounds like a good day to let loose Hennessey’s Venom GT.

In this video released by Hennessey Performance Engineering, we have yet again the Lotus Elise-based Venom GT doing some test runs, this time in a small town near the Silverstone race track in the UK.

Watching - and listening - to the video harks us back to the time when sports cars sounded this piercingly sharp. As the driver pushes the pedal to the ground, you can hear this sharp shriek that on any other thing would sound deplorably horrible; but on a sportscar, it’s music to our ears.

And the best part is, the model used in this video is just the base model of the Venom GT. Imagine what it would be like to have 1,200 horsepower underneath that hood.


Source: Hennessey

Kirby Garlitos
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  (417) posted on 04.19.2010

It looks a bit like Bruntingthorpe near Leicester, England. Certainly the 747 looks the right colour scheme though. If we could see the other side, it may still be painted with the the ASDA/Walmart branding.

  (647) posted on 04.18.2010

Take a show already popular everywhere else...and add an element of absurdity (crushing your car!!!!!!!) and ya know what? I think I might like this! LOL Now, if only we get it in Canada they may have something that beats our Amazing Race for Sunday night viewing. Maybe. If this network butchers it like Shark Tank is to Dragons Den...I’ll stick with watching the Canadian version.

  (938) posted on 04.15.2010

That looks like a pretty unsafe test track, it would appear there are plenty of dangerous things to hit if you veered off track.

  (797) posted on 04.14.2010

Looks better than the Lotus Elise tough the engine and performance are little bit weak.

  (708) posted on 04.14.2010

Looks menacing than the Zenvo ST1, the engine sound is like music into my ears.

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