Hennessey Venom GT, One Requires On Steroids
Hennessey, you know? No, not the brand of Cognac. It is a recognized trainer in the United States, whose reputation rests in part on customizing different muscles cars, sometimes displaying powers … fantastic.
To create the buzz this time, the brand has decided to propose a Lotus Exige … with a V8 stuffed with 2 turbos! And not just any engine, the LS9 V8 from the Corvette … When you know the chassis of the Lotus, and we know the difficulties already a compressor stall on the 4 cylinders, one wonders how this arrangement may be feasible . In fact, it is simple, just extend the gear!
The look is not terrible: the Exige is excessively elongated wings are too prominent, and the whole is based on 20 “rims not really discreet. The interior is identical to that of an Elise or Exige, and is logically very spartan. Is not perceived at all key preparer, and finally left unsatisfied at this level.
1200 HP announced a weight of about 1160 kg, and atomic advertised performance: 418 km / h, and 2.9s to go from 0 to 100 km / h. Again, Hennessey takes us for amateurs I highly doubt that the aerodynamics of the vehicle to be able to let him reach such a speed without off, and also to be noted that 2.9S with 1000 hp propulsion is of a fantasy, pure and simple. Announce such figures only discredit the preparation, especially that ultimately it seems that the engine sputters rather than 1000 hp 1200 …
In short, not much interest in this Venom GT, which would have been fine if the project was successful and realistic performance as both rates, as announced at € 1 million as a Veyron, the Venom GT seems to be more trap galore fortunate a real competitor to the Bugatti.