272-mph 2010 Hennessey Venom GT Coming To Next Geneva Motor Show

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2010 Hennessey Venom GT Concept Preview Sketch

2010 Hennessey Venom GT Concept Preview Sketch

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2010 Hennessey Venom GT Concept Preview Sketch

2010 Hennessey Venom GT Concept Preview Sketch

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2010 Hennessey Venom GT Concept Preview Sketch

2010 Hennessey Venom GT Concept Preview Sketch

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American-designed and built supercars are on the comeback, it seems, with the Devon Motorworks GTX coming to this weekend's Pebble Beach Concours and now Hennessey Performance Engineering previewing its Venom GT Concept for the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.

Originally announced way back in 2007, the Venom GT has gone through several iterations while still on the drawing board. The latest - and likely final, at least for the concept - reveal a car that's likely to prove uncompromisingly fast.

From a sub-2,400-pound curb weight to its Hennessey-built V-8 engine rated at 'up to 1,200 horsepower', the vehicle is a recipe for crushing performance. Estimated figures put the 0-60 mph dash at 2.4 seconds, 0-100 mph in a shifter-kart-beating 5.3 seconds, and a face-stretching top speed of 272 mph.

With a mid-engine, rear-drive layout, dynamic rear-wing aero and low-slung profile, it's sure to be a solid handler as well.

Though the design is strongly reminiscent of the Lotus Exige -- upon which it appears to be based, though Hennessey claims no association with Lotus Cars -- the car is also original and attractive enough to win its fair share of fans on looks alone. Taken together these three key elements - speed, handling, design - form the basis for all successful supercars, so Hennessey may just have a winner on its hands.

Until it hits the streets, however, it's just vaporware. Hot, nasty, awesome vaporware.

[Hennessey Performance]


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Comments (7)
  1. "Reminiscent" of the Exige? Mr. Hennessey should expect a call from Lotus' attorneys post-haste if this car goes into production.

  2. This car is a bulked up Exige. Not reminiscent of an Exige. Not even inspired by an Exige. But a copy.

  3. "Taken together these three key elements - speed, handling, design..." I am sure that what this car realy has is speed nothing more. It not even has an original design... I would definately chose Veyron over Venom gt becouse people would always say Hey nice Lotus Exige and u would have to explain that is is not a lotus but a fastest car in the world... So basicly i think this car will suck! Maybe it will be the fastest but it stil gonna suck.

  4. I love when I don't even need to argue with people, because their comments are stupid enough on their own.
    "You don't like it don't read it and move on."
    "Like I said, stop crying. And just a recommendation- take your own advice."
    Wow can you be more of a hypocrite? You contradicted yourself so clearly within 4 sentences. That takes a certain kind of stupid.
    Take your own advice-- you don't like it don't read it and move on. Stop crying about my comments.

  5. HAHAHA! You dolts cannot even afford either one and yet you still litter us with your stupidity... Too funny. Lotus, Hennessy, Bugatti....you MAY see one in your lifetime... Hmmmmm but, you'll have to move out of your trailer park!

  6. May see a Lotus in my lifetime? HA! You can buy 2005 models for sub $30k, I see them all the time.
    Mind you I live near Bam Margera, so I also see a Lambo at least once a week.

  7. Looks great... don't see why so many are butthurt about it.

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