The Hennessey Venom GT’s recent debut at the 2010 New York Auto Show was, in some ways, a long time coming. We had to wait a little longer for the car - it was supposed to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, remember? - but upon seeing the Lotus Elise-based sports car, well, the wait was well worth it.
Barely a week after making its world debut, the Hennessey Venom GT is already being tested out by numerous scribes in test tracks all over the world with everyone dying to be the first to test out the car’s supercharged 6.2 liter LS9 V8 engine. Coincidentally, the same engine used in the Corvette ZR1 that delivers a total of 725bhp. If this is not enough, the tuner will also offer 1000 bhp and 1200 bhp twin turbo V8 engine variants. With a curb weight of less than 2,400 lbs, the Venom GT will hit a top speed of 200 mph.
As if on cue, we have the first sighting of the Venom GT being put through the proverbial ringer at the Dunsfold Aerodrome track in Surrey, UK. While there’s no word as to who’s doing the test run for the Venom GT, it’s worth pointing out that the Dunsfold Aerodrome track is the very same race track Top Gear uses for their test runs.
Could this just be a coincidence or could that speck of white we’re seeing actually be none other than The Stig himself.
There’s only one way to find out. Be sure to tune in to the 15th season of Top Gear when it returns in June.