Lotus Based Supercar by Hennessey

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  1. Nathan

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    Texas tuner Hennessey Performance is taking a page out of the playbook of Carroll Shelby--drop a huge American V8 into a lightweight British chassis. The result is the Hennessey Venom GT, which melds high-performance Chevrolet Corvette and Lotus technology into a furious supercar.

    Borrowing from the Cobra's now-iconic template, the Venom GT broke cover on Monday and will come with the ZR1's supercharged 6.2-liter V8 modified to push out 725 hp. That's nestled into the lightweight Lotus body, and the total will tip the scale at less than 2,400 pounds.

    Hennessey will also offer versions that make 1,000 hp and 1,200 hp with twin-turbo V8s, and the car will have a mid-engine configuration.

    Just 10 copies of the car will be built per year, the company says, and it has orders for four so far. The engines will be tweaked at the Hennessey facility in Texas and then shipped to England for assembly with the chassis.

    The Venom GT also gets Brembo brakes with six-piston calipers front and four-pot rear. The rotors are carbon ceramic. The car will ride on Michelin PS2 tires and have a six-speed gearbox.

    Buyers can get a one-day track orientation at a U.S. or UK site.

    From Autoweek
     
  2. Rally

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    Oh man, the rear haunches on that thing are beautiful :arf:
     
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    I just hope that autobot is on our side in the end - or we are screwed!
     
  5. phydeaux

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    Show me more.
     
  6. VioletDC

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    :lol:
    That is some sexy, ain't it? :cool:
     
  7. galoki

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    that's what the Bat Mobile should look like :cornut:
     
  8. minimark

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    W..Ho...I'm speechless... FANTASTIC!!!:yikes::crazy::Thumbsup:
     
  9. Metalman

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    It must have a super stiff suspension. Notice how low the top of the rear fender is to where the top of the tire must be? :shocked:
     
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    Being Hennessey, 10:1 odds you won't get a car delivered on time, in budget (if at all). Further, the performance claims for this car are a TALL tale.
     
  11. Nathan

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    Well yeah...there is a trail of exploded Vipers leaded up to this Lotuvette creation. Or is that a Vettus
     
  12. Jason Montague

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    :Thumbsup:If the above is completely true, then that's a USGovt guarantee. I'll take one ane and have my Grandchildren sign the note.:frown2::cornut: Jason
     
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    make that a crate of towels.....wow

    That car is 200lbs less than a R56 with a 725HP engine. Dammnnn!!
     
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    'nother couple views
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    Oops wet myself again
     
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    I still like this one:
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    Only 350whp, but only weighs ~1,200 iirc. Crazy, crazy fast car.
     
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    Maybe it's the angle of the photo, but that rear wing looks almost as big as the car. ;)
     
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    it's not the angle of the photo.. it's pretty massive.
     
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    Looks like he's on an Autocross course and the huge wing and high angle of attack is for low speed downforce...
     
  20. Nathan

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    Raising this from the dead...

    It's Friskie's fault... He knows why.

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWAavCjVQvM"]World's Fastest: 270.49 mph Hennessey Venom GT - YouTube[/ame]
     

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