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Hennessey Venom GT Ready to Storm Monterey

Having just made its European debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Hennessey Venom GT will be making its first appearance at Monterey tomorrow, August 17th, marking the car's first official unveiling in the U.S. Hennessey Performance (HPE) will take the wraps off the company’s 1,200 HP, ultra-lightweight supercar at the McCall’s Motorworks Revival.

HPE 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, 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.

Weighing in less than 2,400 pounds, the Hennessey Venom GT is powered by GM’s supercharged 6.2L LS9 V8, which has been modified to produce 725 hp. Hennessey will also offer 1,000-hp and 1,200 hp twin-turbo V8 engine variants. The Venom GT is capable of doing 0-60 mph in 2.2 seconds and will keep going until it hits 262 mph.

“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,” explained 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”.

The 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.

 
 
 
 
 

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