Hennessey Venom GT Returns Packing 1,451 HP

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Hennessey is at the 2015 SEMA Show with three vehicles pumping out a combined 2,875 horsepower.

The most exciting of the three vehicles is the Venom GT Spyder, pushing 1,451 hp as the company’s flagship hypercar. That’s 207 hp more than the previous generation Venom that clocked a top speed of 270.4 mph at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida last year. The new Venom GT also uses a 7.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine but horsepower and torque have been increased thanks to the ability to run E85 Flexfuel, allowing Hennessey to increase boost pressure from 19 psi to 26 psi.

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Weighing 2,743 pounds, the hypercar comes standard with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and has a zero to 60 mph time of just 2.4 seconds.

“Being the fastest matters,” said company founder and president, John Hennessey. “We are intent on keeping the Venom as the fastest, best performing and most exciting hypercar on the road.”

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Also at the 2015 SEMA Show from Hennessey is a Ford Mustang convertible packing 774 hp from its 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine. The 2016 HPE750 Supercharged Ford Mustang convertible is the only 2015 Mustang to attain a verified top speed of 200 mph and recently ran 207.9 mph on Jay Leno’s Garage.

The third vehicle is a 2016 VelociRaptor 650 Supercharged Ford F-150 pickup with the 5.0-liter V8 engine churning 650 hp for a 0-60 time of nine seconds.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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