Making them bossy, tough and fast is what Hennessey has done till date. We had earlier seen the VelociRaptor APV Wagon which had armor protection features amongst others, and this time it’s the 2013 Venom GT Spyder which is the talk of the moment. Produced in a limited edition of around 5 vehicles a year, each of them is stated to command a price of $1.1 million. If company records are to be believed, than of first set of 5 cars already has 2 of them sold out and will be delivered from 2012 onwards.
Looking at the Hennessey Venom one can’t help but notice the imposing large size. The use of carbon fiber has ensured that despite this factor, the total weight doesn’t go beyond 2,640-lbs thus allowing the engine to do a lot more in terms of efficiency of the pickup. After all, when it travels from 0-100 km/ph in just 2.2 seconds and goes up to 422 km/ph at max, a lighter weight body could really be essential. The main power producing factor is the V8 design which gives an output of 1200 HP, giving the driver the thrill of speed and power like never before. The 6-speed Ricardo gearbox also helps here.
The Hennessey Venom comes in different formats such as the hard top (GT Spyder), and also a retractable roof version (Venom GT). The pricing for that is stated to be in the region of $950,000 though the rest of the features remain constant. The color options include black, red, and silver though getting a custom shade would be a part of the offerings.
At the end of it all, we are just left wondering, do they get any faster? Only these guys can tell.