Hennessey Venom GT delivered to UAE first
Hennessey Performance has announced the delivery of the company’s first production-ready Venom GT supercar. Having left its UK production facility, the Chassis Number 01 Venom GT is headed to the UAE where it is to be delivered to its new owner by Hennessey’s exclusive Middle East distributor, Al DiMora of DiMora Motorcar.
The top tier model, the first production Venom is powered by a twin turbocharged Chevrolet LS-series aluminum V8 producing 1,200 hp and 1,537 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed Ricardo manual transaxle, same as the one in the Ford GT. Boasting a curb weight of 1220 kg with a full tank of fuel, the car delivers on its promise of an astounding power-to-weight ratio. It can do the 0-100 kph run in 2.9 seconds, 0-200 kph in 7 seconds and 0-300 kph in 14.9 seconds, with a top speed of 416 kph.
Harnessing this power is a chassis that is a far cry from the Lotus Elise which it’s derived. Aside from reusing the windshield, doors, roof, floor, dash and various trim components, the Venom GT’s design and construction has been engineered from the ground up for a truly unique supercar. An all-new front and rear space frame and suspension is cloaked in a new carbon-fibre body, sporting an adjustable rear wing for exceptional high-speed stability.
Production levels of the Venom GT range from the base 725 hp supercharged LS9 V8 unveiled in the original prototype car to 1,000 hp and 1,200 hp twin turbo V8 variants. Each vehicle is painted and its interior crafted to each owner’s specification, offering the opportunity for one-off exclusivity.
Each Venom GT is built in Silverstone, England, with power plants sourced from HPE’s Texas headquarters. Available in both left and right-hand drive configuration, the Venom GT is “an international supercar fusing the power and emotion of American V8 muscle with the refinement of Britain’s renowned racing heritage.”