The sleek and sexy Hennessey Venom GT became a successful model in a very short time and Hennessey is hoping to repeat that success with an open top version of the same sports car. The new Hennessey Venom GT Spyder will be offered with a removable top and will only be produced in a limited run of five units, two of which have already been spoken for. Deliveries will begin in Summer 2012 and prices will start from $1.1 million, about $150,000 more than the Coupe’s top version.

The Venom GT Spyder will be powered by the same Chevrolet sourced V8 engine found in the Coupe with an output of 1,200 HP at 6,500 rpm and 1,155 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 rpm. Because of the added weight from the removable roof, performance numbers should be a tad bit slower than the Coupe, which sprints from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds and to 200 mph in 15.9 seconds, on its way up to a top speed of 275 mph. The engine will more than likely send its power to the rear wheels via a Ricardo 6-speed gearbox and handling will be facilitated by a KW variant three-adjustable coilover suspension.

As far as its design goes, the Venom GT Spyder will start off with the Lotus Elise base and will follow along the same extreme design lines as its Coupe sibling. We imagine it will also feature the same active aero system with adjustable rear wing that will deploy under varying conditions on both the road and racetrack.

"With the hardtop in place, the Venom GT offers a very visceral, raw, driving experience," said Hennessey CEO, Don Goldman. "With the hardtop removed, the wind and the growl of the twin turbo V8 will offer our clients an even greater driving sensation."

The 1,200 HP will make the Venom GT Spyder the most powerful convertible in the world. Will it also be the fastest? We believe it will, but Hennessey will have to keep that 275 mph top speed intact.

UPDATE 06/01/2012: Following the delivery of the first Venom GT Spyder to Steven Tyler, Hennessey has dropped a pretty impressive picture gallery for their Venom GT Spyder. Enjoy!

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16 comments:

  (6) posted on 07.21.2012

What would happen to your hair...in THAT.
Truly epic, my friends

  (419) posted on 06.14.2012

Looks and performance won’t definitely get turned down as they’re both great.

  (347) posted on 06.13.2012

I’ll tell you what; it has this unique appeal, which is both sleek and aggressive. Both are highly effective on its run.

  (592) posted on 06.11.2012

It doesn’t need everyone’s approval; it’s already apparent to those who believe that it’s definitely one of the best.

  (798) posted on 06.8.2012

Oh, so why don’t they find ways to make it happen? It’s rare to me when Hennessey leads the supercars industry.

  (677) posted on 06.7.2012

Of course, it highly looks vicious because the notion is to keep that image.

  (458) posted on 05.27.2012

What you would notice first is its unique wicked style, which perfectly complements its power.

  (570) posted on 05.24.2012

Who would not love this car? Aside from being a high-performing automotive, it also sports a very aggressive look that appeals most to enthusiasts and even plain people.

  (300) posted on 01.9.2012

1,200 HP? Wow!! This will surely become the most powerful convertible in the car industry. This car is perfect. With perfect aesthetic design, exterior and internal looks and very stunning car specs. This one really have the guts!

  (427) posted on 12.27.2011

It looks like a Porsche vehicle on its platform, especially on its front design. Anyway, I wonder if what’s the reason if why is it too expensive? I hope that it is truly worth that price.

  (647) posted on 12.22.2011

I just love the fact that it has a powerful output of 1,200 horsepower! Well, that is really quite awesome on this but as for the looks, I found it looks like a Mercedes vehicle on that design.

  (317) posted on 12.12.2011

It looks so cool on its platform, and even though I’m not really into an aggressive vehicle, I must say that this one truly caught my attention, especially on its powerful and super-efficient output.

  (447) posted on 12.6.2011

I just only love the aggressiveness of this spyder but does it not over on its design? Anyway, I will surely wait for the figure performance of this sports vehicle and I would really hope that it is a powerful one.

  (347) posted on 12.2.2011

This is absolutely an awesome spyder vehicle! I just only hope that they would justify the aggressiveness of it by using an impressive and powerful engine output which could truly give a remarkable performance on it.

  (24) posted on 12.1.2011

ehhhhhhhhh

  (570) posted on 12.1.2011

Whoa! It is really an aggressive vehicle which also oozing with angst! Everyone will surely recognize that quality, and I’m glad that they as well justify its looks’ wits its powerful engine output.

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