The Hennessey Venom GT is a supercar from Hennessey based on a heavily modified Lotus Exige chassis. It was the first Venom GT model and production was limited to 5 units.

The twin-turbocharged 6.2L LS9 V8 engine of the Venom GT, taken from the Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1, delivers 1,200 bhp and 1,150 lb-ft of torque. The engine is coupled with a six-speed manual transmission from the Ford GT.

Hennessey reported the top speed to be 275 mph (443 km/h), which was never tested. The car has three horsepower settings: Near Death at 800 bhp, Death at 1,000 bhp, and Certain Death at 1,244 bhp.

A revised version and a Spyder variant was introduced in 2012 along with an increase in power output.


Need for Speed: The Run

The Hennessey Venom GT appears in Need for Speed: The Run as a part of the downloadable Supercar Pack for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 releases.

It is classified as a tier 6 car with a "challenging" handling rating, it is capable of reaching 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds, and has a top speed of 255 mph (410 km/h).

Like other tier 6 cars, there are no special edition models of the Venom GT, but it can be modified with a body kit.

Need for Speed: Edge

The Venom GT 2011 appears in Need for Speed: Edge.


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