When you had been hoping to get your fingers on a recent Hennessey Venom GT, we’re unhappy to report you’ll probably must hit the secondhand market on your subsequent American supercar. Manufacturing for the GT has formally concluded with the Remaining Version rolling off the road. The Glacier Blue Venom GT has already been bought for $1.2 million.
The Hennessey Venom GT made its debut seven years in the past; since then, 12 road-going GTs had been produced — six hardtops and 6 roadsters — together with one prototype
Whereas the final Venom GT may already be bought, the primary GT Spyder, which went to Aerosmith’s lead singer Steven Tyler, can be rolling throughout the Barrett-Jackson public sale block Jan. 20 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The entire automotive’s proceeds will profit Tyler’s Janie’s Fund charity.
“We’ve attained some fairly unbelievable achievements with the Venom GT,” mentioned Hennessey founder and CEO John Hennessey.
Over these seven years, the Venom GT’s GM-sourced 7.Zero-liter V8 went from 1,000 hp to 1,451, which is what the Hennessey Venom GT Remaining Version produces. Mix that with its curb weight of simply 2,734 kilos and you’ve got the method for a automotive itching to earn some velocity information.
In January 2013, The Venom GT was awarded the Guinness World File for the quickest two-seat sports activities automotive from zero to 300 km/h (186.four mph), which it accomplished in simply 13.61 seconds. In February 2014, it claimed to be the world’s quickest two-seat sports activities automotive by reaching a high velocity of 270.four mph. And simply final yr, it claimed to be the world’s quickest open-top automobile by hitting 265.5 mph. It beat the earlier document holder, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, by 11 mph.
“It was all the time my dream to construct the quickest automotive, and we did simply that,” Hennessey added. “Our Venom GT retires as one of many quickest automobiles on the planet, together with being one of the crucial unique. I’m so grateful to our prospects, workers, suppliers, and our technical companions, Pennzoil and Shell V-Energy, who’ve helped make this particular automotive a actuality. We sit up for introducing our subsequent automotive, the Venom F5, someday later this yr.”