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Hennessey ends production of the Venom GT

Hennessey ends production of the Venom GT
Bilal Firfiray Bilal Firfiray Tuesday 24 January 2017, 16:54 PM

After six years of production, Hennessey is pulling the plug of its hyper car, the Venom GT.

The Texas-based Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) has announced that the last example of the Venom GT is the “Final Edition”. The car is finished in glacier blue body paint scheme and a white stripe running down in the centre. Powering the final edition is the same twin-turbo 7.0-litre LSX V8 engine pumping out a whopping 1,451bhp as the car has a top speed of 435kmph. The final car has already been sold at a cool price tag of $1.2millon dollars (approx. Rs 8.17 crore).

Hennessey has built only 12 road-going Venom GT’s and one working prototype in the last six years. Of which, the first six models were hardtop coupes, whereas the rest of the six were roadsters. According to the carmaker, the power figures of the Venom GT grew from 1,000 bhp initially to an astonishing 1,451bhp over the past six years of production. With a combined weight of just 1,245kg, the Venom GT is the first supercar to attain and exceed the power to weight ratio of 1:1.

John Hennessey, founder and CEO, Hennessey Performance Engineering, commenting on the Venom GT’s production end, said, “We’ve attained some pretty incredible achievements with the Venom GT.  Our Venom GT retires as one of the fastest cars on the planet along with being one of the most exclusive.  I’m so grateful to our customers, employees, suppliers, and our technical partners, who have helped make this special car a reality.”

The successor to the Venom GT (which was based on Lotus Exige) has been officially rendered. Called the Venom F5, it takes its cues from Lotus’ concept cars showcased back in 2010. According to the manufacturer, the Venom F5 is set to be introduced sometime later this year. And it will squarely be targeted at the Bugatti Chiron.

 

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