Held each year at the Monterey Jet Center, Gordon McCall’s party kicks-off the Monterey / Pebble Beach weekend. Well, this will be the event where Hennessey Performance (HPE) will unveil for the first time in the U.S. the company’s 1,200 HP, ultra-lightweight Venom GT supercar on Wednesday, August 17, 2011.
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to show the Venom GT to our friends and fellow enthusiasts at what has become one of the biggest and best car enthusiast events in the world,” says CEO, Don Goldman. “Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival combines serious car enthusiasts, world-class cars and aircraft, all in one fantastic party.”
Being one of the most exclusive supercars currently built, with just five Venom GTs per year, this beauty will be available in both left-hand and right-hand drive configurations.
Each vehicle is hand-built over a period of six months by a small team of craftsmen at the company’s facilities in Sealy, Texas, Lake Forest, California and Silverstone, England.
The Hennessey Venom GT is powered by GM’s supercharged 6.2L LS9 V8, which has been modified to produce 725 hp. In addition, Hennessey will also offer 1,000-hp and 1,200 hp twin-turbo V8 engine variants. Weighing in less than 2,400 pounds, the Venom GT is capable of doing 0-60 mph in 2.2 seconds and will keep going until it hits 262 mph.
“Twelve hundred horsepower combined with in a mid-engine chassis that weighs twelve hundred kilos (2,685 lbs) – no other road car and only a handful of race cars can match the power to weight ratio of the Venom GT,” added HPE president and founder, John Hennessey. “It is a driver’s car, a supercar with a soul that will give you as much speed and performance as you dare ask of it”.
The Venom GT costs $950,000 US Dollars, plus optional upgrades and shipping.
Source: Hennessey Performance