At the 2015 SEMA show in Las Vegas, Hennessey Performance Engineering unveiled a new version of its Venom GT. The updates to the Venom turn it into a faster, more powerful version that boasts fourteen-hundred-and-fifty-one horsepower.
The Hennessey Venom GT for 2016 is able to run E85 Flexfuel, which in turn allows the twin-turbo, GM-sourced 7.0-litre V8 to run a higher boost pressure. Instead of the ‘standard’ car’s 19psi, next year’s car will push the boost up to 25psi. 0-60mph, says John Hennessey, now takes just 2.4 seconds. 0-100mph takes 4.4 seconds, 0-200mph is dispatched in 12.8 seconds, while a standing quarter-mile takes just 9.4 seconds at a speed of 167mph. The GT’s top speed is quoted as ‘280+ mph’. The normal, 1244bhp Venom manages a paltry 270mph.
“Being the fastest matters,” explains Hennessey. “We are intent on keeping the Venom as the fastest, best performing and most exciting hypercar on the road.”
As such, just a handful of these Venom GTs will be on the cards – just four in total for 2017.