2012 Hennessey Venom GT Specs

September 26, 2011 at 10:26 am

The Venom is Hennessey’s high-end supecar which is based on a Lotus, but powered by a big American engine (6.2L twin turbo V-8 engine producing an amazing 1,200 bhp and 1,155 lb-ft of torque) that gives it Bugatti-rivaling performance.

To maximize the power-to-weight ratio, the Hennessey Venom GT utilizes some of the most hightech racing components available today. This includes the use of carbon fiber body panels and hybrid wheels constructed of both carbon fiber and forged-aluminum. The result of all this is super awesome acceleration and speed: It goes from zero to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds and can eventually reach 275 mph (443 km/h).

2012 Hennessey Venom GT Specs Hennessey Venom

“The Venom GT simply expresses the supercar that I have always dreamed of building for myself. I wanted a nimble, lightweight, mid-engine chassis with a powerful American V-8 engine. Maximum power-to-weight ratio is critical for a performance vehicle, and it is the cornerstone to our car. Our dedicated staff of former Bonneville, Formula One and Le Mans race engineers have teamed to design the Venom GT — incorporating many of the best technologies and advanced materials available today. The goal? The best overall performing and best looking road-legal supercar that we could build.” — John Hennessey

Technical Specifications

  • 0-60 mph: 2.5 s
  • 0-200 mph: 15.9 s
  • Top Speed: 275 mph (443 km/h)
  • Power
    • Horsepower: 1,200 bhp @ 6,500 rpm
    • Torque: 1155 lb-ft @ 4,200 rpm
    • Specific Output: 166 bhp / Liter
    • Bhp / weight: 767.23 hp per ton or 2.61 lbs / hp
    • Boost: 16 psi (1.1 bar)
    • Fuel: 93 octane
  • Engine
    • Type: V8
    • Block: Aluminum
    • Size: 376 CID (6.2 Liter)
    • Position: Mid Longitudinal
    • Compression: 8.8:1
    • Redline: 7,200 rpm
    • Forced Induction: Twin Precision Ball Bearing Turbochargers
    • Oiling System: Dry Sump Lubrication
    • Fuel System: Sequential Multi-Port Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Transmission
    • Type: Ricardo 6-speed Manual
    • Gear Ratios: 2.61:1, 1.71:1, 1.23:1, 0.94:1, 0.77:1, 0.63:1
    • Final Drive: 3.36:1
    • Speed by Gear
    • I – 68 mph
    • II – 104 mph
    • III – 145 mph
    • IV – 190 mph
    • V – 232 mph
    • VI – 275 mph (7,200 rpm)
  • Brakes
    • Calipers: Brembo 6-piston
    • Rotors: 15.0 x 1.34 in. Carbon Ceramic
  • Suspension
    • Type: KW Variant 3 Adjustable Coilover
    • Ride Height: Adjustable by 2.4 inches (60 mm)
  • Dimensions
    • Length: 15.27 ft. (4,655 mm)
    • Width: 6.43 ft. (1,960 mm)
    • Wheelbase: 110.24 in. (2,800 mm)
    • Track
      • Front: 63.46 in. (1,612 mm)
      • Rear: 63.15 in. (1,604 mm)
  • Body
    • Material: Carbon fiber composite except doors & roof
    • Type: 2-door
  • Weight & Measurements
    • Curb Weight: 2,685 lbs (1,220 kg)
    • Dry Weight: 2,524 lbs (1,147 kg)
    • F/R Balance: 37% / 63% (empty); 44% / 56% (with driver & passenger)
    • Fuel Capacity: 18.5 gal. (70 l)
  • Tires
    • Front: 255/30/20 – Michelin Pilot Super Sport
    • Rear: 345/30/20 – Michelin Pilot Super Sport
  • Wheels
    • Front: 9.5 x 20 in.
    • Rear: 12.5 x 20 in.
  • Price: $950,000 USD
  • Options & Personalization
    • Right-Hand Drive: $28,225
    • Center Locking Hubs / Wheels: $37,500
    • Dry “Naked” Carbon Fiber Exterior: $375,000
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