Hennessey Performance has exclusively announced the delivery of its first production-ready Venom GT supercar. Fully manufactured in UK, the Chassis Number 01 Venom GT is to be delivered to its new owner by the brand's Middle East distributor, DiMora Motorcar.

John Hennessey shares: "This is the fulfillment of a dream that I have had since I was a kid. But it is also just the beginning as we begin to demonstrate the performance capabilities of the Venom GT in the near future".

The astonishing first-production Venom GT benefits from the model's highest performance grade, which sports a twin-turbocharged Chevrolet LS-series aluminum V8 powerplant that delivers 1,200 horsepower and 1,135 lb-ft torque linked to a 6-speed Ricardo manual transaxle. Furthermore, the car excels at staggering power-to-weight ratio with a dry weight of just 2,548 lbs and a curb weight of 2,685 lbs with a full tank of fuel. This stunning numbers are possible thanks to the Lotus Elise's almost fully re-engineered chassis, all-new front and rear space frame as well as the new carbon fiber body with adjustable rear wing that ensures exceptional high-speed stability.

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2011 Hennessey Venom GT Specifications List:

Engine

  • Block - Chevrolet LS V8 Aluminum
  • Size - 376 CID (6.2 Liter)
  • Position - Mid Longitudinal
  • Compression - 8.8:1
  • Redline - 7,200 rpm
  • Forced Induction - Twin Ball Bearing Turbochargers
  • Oiling System - Dry Sump
  • Valvetrain - OHV, 2 Valves per Cylinder
  • Fuel System - Sequential Multi-Port Electronic Fuel Injection

Power

  • Horsepower - 1,030 bhp @ 6,500 rpm (933 rear wheel hp)
  • Torque - 972 lb-ft @ 4,200 rpm (874 rear wheel lb-ft)
  • Specific Output - 166 bhp / Liter
  • BHP / Weight - 767.23 hp per ton (2.61 lbs / hp)
  • Boost - 16 psi (1.1 bar)
  • Fuel - 93 octane

Transmission

  • Type - Ricardo 6-Speed Manual
  • Gear Ratios - 2.61:1, 1.71:1, 1.23:1, 0.94:1, 0.77:1; 0.63:1
  • Final Drive - 3.36:1

Speed by Gear

  • Redline - 7,200 rpm
  • 1st - 68 mph
  • 2nd - 104
  • 3rd - 145
  • 4th - 190
  • 5th - 232
  • 6th - 260 (6,600 rpm)

Performance

  • 0 - 100 km/h - 2.9 sec
  • 0 - 200 km/h - 7.0 sec
  • 0 - 300 km/h - 14.9 sec

Aerodynamics

  • Drag Coefficient - 0.36 (rear wing down); 0.43 (wing raised)
  • Downforce - 1,492 lbs @ 150 mph

Brakes

  • Calipers - Brembo 6-piston (all 4 corners)
  • Rotors - 15.0 x 1.34 in Carbon Ceramic (all 4 corners)

Suspension

  • Type - KW Variant 3 Adjustable Coilover (all 4 corners)
  • Ride Height - Adjustable by 2.4 inches (60 mm)

Dimensions

  • Length - 15.27 ft (4,655 mm)
  • Width - 6.43 ft (1,960 mm)
  • Wheelbase - 110.24 in (2,800 mm)
  • Track - Front - 63.46 in (1,612 mm)
  • Track - Rear - 63.15 in (1,604 mm)

Weight & Measurements

  • Curb Weight - 2,685 lbs (1,220 kilo)
  • Dry Weight - 2,524 lbs (1,147 kilo)
  • F/R Balance - 37/63 (empty); 44/56 (with driver & passenger)
  • Fuel Capacity - 18.5 gal (70 liter)

Wheels & Tires

  • Tire - Front - 235/30/20 Michelin PS2
  • Tire - Rear - 335/30/20 Michelin PS2
  • Wheel - Front - 8.5 x 20 in
  • Wheel - Rear - 12.5 x 20 in