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Well we don't normally condone the mention of hard liquor with driving but you can hit the streets with this Hennessey straight with no chaser... And when we say no chaser we mean that there is no production car on the planet that can chase the Venom GT.
You got it. No Bugatti Veyron, No Koenigsegg, No Nothing can put rubber to the pavement like the Hennesey Venom GT. Might we add that it is a piece of auto technology born and raised on the soil of the good ole U. S. of A. Texas on top of that.
Yah you read that right. We know it's spelled differently but it sounds the same. So if you consider yourself one of Hip Hop's elite there is no car more pimp'n than this one. In an industry when touting, being the best, you best own what is touted as the fastest.
In January of 2013 Hennesey Performance went after the crown of the Bugatti Veyron for fastest production vehicle and set a new Guinness Book World Record in the process. You think this car is fast? You don't know fast until you hear these numbers.
The street-legal Venom GT accelerated to 265.7 mph(427.6 km/h) during testing, establishing the exotic hypercar as the world’s fastest production vehicle available for you to cop. The top speed run was accomplished over a distance of two miles using a full-production Venom GT.
Now for those of your familiar with the crown of the Veyron Supersport and it's speed of 267.8 mph you may not be aware that the actual production vehicle is detuned to top out at 258 mph to ensure it's tires do not disintigrate. In addition, the Veyron acheived that speed in over 5 miles while the Venom did it in two. If the Venom GT had the same amount of stretch to accelerate it would have hit over 275 mph. Absolutely off the chain for a street legal production car. Like we said in the beginning, If a Bugatti were behind you all you would see is it shrinking in your rear view mirror. Sorry Veyron fans but there's a new Top Dog in town and that's the Hen Doggie Dog Venom GT.
The Venom was designed to operate on premium unleaded gasoline, guzzled by a powerful 7.0-liter (427 cubic inch) V-8 engine fed by twin precision turbochargers that team up to produce 1,244 horsepower and 1,155 lb-ft of torque at 19 psi (1.3 bar) of boost pressure. Weighing just 1,244 kg (2,743 lbs), the rear-wheel-drive Venom GT delivers a power-to-weight ratio of 1 horsepower per kilogram of vehicle weight.
The Venom GT acceleration runs were layed down at the United States Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore in Central California using the seventh production Venom GT - a street legal supercar that makes use of a Michelin Pilot Super Sport DOT-approved radial tires, Brembo 4-wheel carbon ceramic disc brakes, and full interior complete with high-end stereo, air conditioning, and leather seats.
In February of 2013, the Venom GT officially became the quickest accelerating production vehicle in the world as it ran 0-300 km/h in 13.63 seconds, thus establishing a new Guinness® WORLD RECORD- a record that was previously held by the Koenigsegg Agera R. While conducting the Guinness® World Record runs, the Venom GT accelerated from 0-60 mph in 3.05 seconds, 0-100 mph in 5.88 seconds, ran the standing quarter-mile in 10.29 seconds at 158.83 mph, and ran the standing half-mile in 15.22 seconds at 204.65 mph.
Although Guinness® only recognizes runs made in kilometers per hour (km/h), the Venom GT also set a new unofficial acceleration record of 0-200 miles per hour (mph) in 14.51 seconds as verified by VBOX data. The 0-200 mph record was previous held by the Koenigsegg Agera R that required 17.68 seconds time- 3.027 seconds slower than the Venom GT. By comparison, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (powered by a 1200 horsepower, quad-turbocharged, 8.0-liter, 16-cylinder engine channeling power through an all-wheel-drive system) ran 0-200 mph in 22.20 seconds during an AUTOCAR test- 7.69 seconds slower than the Venom GT.
Hennesey plans to only build a total of 29 Venom GTs, with one-third of the production run already being sold. Thus, the Venom GT is not only the quickest and fastest production car in the world, but it also the most exclusive. The heavily carbon-fiber Venom GT costs $1.2 million (USD) plus shipping, not including options. Each vehicle is custom built to order and requires six months completion.
The car shown in this article was custom built for none other than Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. Hip Hop historians may also recall Steven Tyler's famous collaboration with the Kings of Hip Hop, Run DMC and the song 'Walk This Way'. The song brought both groups award acclaim. Tyler wanted his Venom GT in a bespoke version, no roof and a special stero system. So Hennessy built him one with a strengthening brace instead of a normal roof but still featuring the same beasty 1200 horsepower powerplant.
The sexy model chosen by Hennessey to unveil the car is none other than 5 ft. 10 in. model and former face of Guess's clothing line. With a car like this you can bet Supermodels will be the only thing that can catch you.
So at $1.2 Million the Venom is even a better hook-up than the Veyron and yet still more exclusive. So if you got the bread and the patience to hang tight til your HyperCar arrives the Hennesey Venom GT back hands all other Exotics into next week. Now that's Pimp'n.