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The 2012 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder is an open-top variant of Hennessey's 2012 Venom GT.

The Spyder was developed after a request for an open-top version from Aerosmith's lead singer Steven Tyler and 5 units were produced during the 2013 model year. It uses a heavily modified Lotus Elise chassis.

The engine displacement of the LS9, taken from the the Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1, was increased to 7.0L from 6.2L for an 44 extra bhp to compensate for the increase in weight over the original model.

The Ricardo 6-speed manual transmission originated from the Ford GT. The 2013 coupe variant set a world record for 0-186 mph (0-300 km/h) and 0-200 mph (322 km/h) acceleration run and recorded a top speed of 270 mph (435 km/h).

In 2016, its power output was increased by 207 horse power to 1,451 bhp.


Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

The Venom GT Spyder appears in Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) as an exotic class vehicle included with the downloadable Ultimate Speed Pack.

It is unlocked upon defeating the Venom GT Spyder Most Wanted racer in singleplayer and is unlocked upon completing 24 events in exotic class cars in multiplayer.

It is the fastest car in the game with a higher top speed than the Agera R and acceleration that is nearly identical to that of the Veyron Super Sport. The Venom GT Spyder is also lighter than both cars.