2011 Hennessey Venom GT review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 17 August 2011 , 08:08:09 byEmil

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Hennessey Venom GT

On Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at McCall's Motorworks Revival has been revealed the new yellow Venom GT, which has no less than 1,200 HP and is produced by Hennessey Performance (HPE). The vehicle registered also an European debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Venom GT has been displayed in Monterey, at the RM Auction, that took place at Portolla Plaza hotel on August, 20.

This is one of the most exclusive cars of the world, taking in consideration that HPE hand-builds only 5 per year. Costing almost a million dollars, Venom Gt is available in both versions, with drive configurations designed for the left-hand, but also for the right-hand. The building of this vehicle lasts 6 months, making from it a truly race car, thanks to its mid-engine chassis that weights 2,685 lbs, providing both, speed and performance.

Venom GT to Make First Appearance at Monterey Classic Car Weekend

Hennessey Performance (HPE) will unveil the company's 1,200 HP, ultra-lightweight Venom GT supercar on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at the McCall's Motorworks Revival. Held each year at the Monterey Jet Center, Gordon McCall's party kicks-off the Monterey / Pebble Beach weekend.

Fresh from its European debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Hennessey Venom GT will be making its first appearance at Monterey. "We are very excited to have the opportunity to show the Venom GT to our friends and fellow enthusiasts at what has become one of the biggest and best car enthusiast events in the world," says CEO, Don Goldman. "Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival combines serious car enthusiasts, world-class cars and aircraft, all in one fantastic party."

The bright "Bug-killer" yellow Venom GT will also be on display at the RM Auction at the Portolla Plaza hotel in downtown Monterey from Thursday, August 18 through Saturday, August 20.

Hennessey builds just five Venom GTs per year, making it one of the most exclusive supercars currently built. Available in both left-hand and right-hand drive configurations, the Venom GT costs $950,000 US Dollars, plus optional upgrades and shipping. Each vehicle is hand-built over a period of six months by a small team of craftsmen at the company's facilities in Sealy, Texas, Lake Forest, California and Silverstone, England.

"Twelve hundred horsepower combined with in a mid-engine chassis that weighs twelve hundred kilos (2,685 lbs) - no other road car and only a handful of race cars can match the power to weight ratio of the Venom GT," added HPE president and founder, John Hennessey. "It is a driver's car, a supercar with a soul that will give you as much speed and performance as you dare ask of it".

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