Report: Hennessey to Debut Venom GT Supercar at Geneva Auto Show

Report: Hennessey to Debut Venom GT Supercar at Geneva Auto Show
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We had all but relegated Hennessey’s Venom GT supercar to the concept car history books but it appears as though the 1,200hp monster is anything but a piece of fiction. Hennessey Performance Engineering, known best for tuning Dodge Vipers, has announced that it will build the car and unveil it at the Geneva Auto Show this winter.

Aiming to take on vehicles like the Bugatti Veyron and Koenigsegg CCX, the Venom GT will be powered by a V8 engine (likely twin-turbocharged) and capable of as much as 1,200hp. With a cub weight of just 2,400 lbs, Hennessey expects a 0-60 mph time of just 2.4 seconds and a top speed of 272 mph!

GALLERY: Hennessey Venom GT Concept

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Full specifications after the jump:

2010 Hennessey VENOM GT Concept Car

Proposed Specifications:

Vehicle Type:

  • Mid-engine, rear-drive; 2-door, 2-passengerDimensions:
  • Curb Weight: Less than 2,400 lbs
  • cd: 0.39 (with VenomAero rear wing up)Brakes:
  • front – 14 inch carbon rotors with 6-piston calipers; rear – 14 inch carbon rotors with 4-piston calipersEngine:
  • Hennessey V8Power:
  • Up to 1200 bhp AvailableEstimated Performance:
  • 0-60 mph: 2.4 sec.
  • 0-100 mph: 5.3 sec.
  • 0-150 mph: 8.9 sec.
  • 0-200 mph: 14.3 sec.
  • Top Speed: 272 mph (440 km/h)Transmission:
  • 6-speed Manual