The aftermarket specialist is also a legend now for taking on the mighty Bugatti Veyron in the race to the fastest production vehicle in the world – but just like the former, the venom GT’s production is now coming to an end.
Hennessey started production of the Venom GT back in 2010 as an interesting competitor for the 2005 Bugatti Veyron – but here production was even more exclusive as over a period of six years only a dozen of production cars were delivered, alongside a prototype. Half of them have been coupe versions, while the others were Spyder convertibles – which by the way today is the owner of the speed record in its class. But for the fans there’s one last solution – the Final Edition coming here with a “glacier blue” paint and white stripes. There’s one setback – it’s no longer available as it has already been snatched for a cool $1.2 million.
Up from the original’s 1,000 horsepower (746 kilowatts), the Venom GT Final Edition now carries 1,451 hp (1,082 kW) and 1,287 lb-ft (1,745 Nm) thanks to the biturbo 7.0-liter V8 engine hooked to a Ricardo six-speed manual gearbox. This Lotus Exige-derived supercar will go up to 270.49 mph (435.31 kph – as it did back in 2014 on the Shuttle Landing Runway at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center). The Spyder did a run last year nailing 265.6 mph (427.4 kph) at the United States Naval Air Station in Lemoore, California.