Friday, April 29, 2016
The Hennessey Venom GT: the car that wants to kill you
Most people have probably never heard of Hennessey let alone the Venom GT. Well Hennessey is a small tuner company created by John Hennessey. His company has grown significantly over the years and now is able to offer tuning packages for people who buy powerful cars and don't think they have enough power. Now the Venom GT. The Venom GT is one of Hennessey's own production cars. It is based on the Lotus Exige chassis but, unlike the Lotus, the Venom GT has a 7.0L twin turbo V8 for a heart. This V8 will put out 1200hp. Now this sounds crazy enough but when you consider the fact that the car has a curb weight of 1200kg you begin to see how ridicuolos this ca really is. The Venom GT comes with a six-speed manual transmission, no ABS, and no traction control. This makes this very powerful and light car an absolute nightmare to drive. Many people who have reviewed the Venom GT feared for their lives when driving the car. John Hennessey was interviewed as part of a review of the Venom for /Drive, a popular car YouTube channel. Mr. Hennessey said in the interview said that every time he drive a Venom GT it thrills him and it scares him. Matt Farah, a popular car journalist, described the Venom GT as the I-want-to-scare-myself-every-time-I-get-in-it car. The Venom GT is probably the scariest car to come onto the market in a very long time. Too bad only a select few will be able to drive it considering the car has a price tag of over a million dollars.