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Venom GT
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USA icon HennesseySmallMain 2011
EngineInfoboxIcon 6.2L Twin-Turbo V8
BHPInfoboxIcon 1200 bhp @ 6500 rpm
TorqueInfoboxIcon 1155 lb·ft @ 4200 rpm
DrivetrainInfoboxIcon RWD
AccelerationInfoboxIcon 2.5 seconds
MassInfoboxIcon 1220 kg (2690 lbs)
TopSpeedInfoboxIcon 275 mph (443 km/h)
TransmissionInfoboxIcon 6-speed (Manual)
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The Hennessey Venom GT is a supercar from Hennessey based on a heavily modified Lotus Exige chassis. It was the first Venom GT model and production was limited to 5 units.

The twin-turbocharged 6.2L LS9 V8 engine of the Venom GT, taken from the Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1, delivers 1,200 bhp and 1,150 lb-ft of torque. The engine is coupled with a six-speed manual transmission from the Ford GT.

Hennessey reported the top speed to be 275 mph (443 km/h), which was never tested. The car has three horsepower settings: Near Death at 800 bhp, Death at 1,000 bhp, and Certain Death at 1,244 bhp.

A revised version and a Spyder variant was introduced in 2012 along with an increase in power output.

Need for Speed: The RunEdit

The Hennessey Venom GT appears in PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 releases of Need for Speed: The Run as a part of the Supercar Pack DLC.

It is classified as a Tier 6 car with a Challenging handling rating. It is capable of reacing 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 255 mph (410 km/h).

Like other Tier 6 cars, there are no special edition models of the Venom GT but it can be modified with a body kit.


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