The Hennessey Venom GT is one insane car. The car has been reported to peak at 270 mph. There have been some disputed claims around this speed, as official speeds must have the car going in both directions. This is to make up for wind resistance and the two speeds are then combined and averaged out. Also since the car is not technically a production car because it is handmade it hasn’t made itself into any world records. It hasn’t been inducted into the Guinness book of world records yet because of this fact. Nonetheless, the car is incredibly fast and probably one of the fastest cars there is. Though, just how fast is it?
The current iteration of this car has 1,244 horsepower. If this wasn’t enough the company is planning on upping this speed even more in subsequent models. The Texas automaker has recently announced that the Venom GT has 1,451 horsepower that is a lot over the older model of the Venom GT. It also runs on E85 Flex Fuel. This fuel allows its twin-turbo 7.0-liter engine to go up from 19 psi to 26 psi.
John Hennessey, creator and owner of the company has said there will only be a few more Venom GT’s released next year in 2016 before they begin creating the next car titled the Venom F5.
At a recent SEMA show in Las Vegas, a couple reports caught up with founder John Hennessey and asked him some of thoughts on the future of the car. He told them about his idea of considering a vehicle that was completely electric for the Venom GT. He said this could be real very soon. He wants to wait for batteries to become lighter so that they can pack more of a punch in terms of energy and power. He reckons that he could have around 1,000 horsepower in a completely electric car.
On the timeframe he stated that “But I don’t think that’s far away.” As he waits for the technology to become feasible to build his cars, he’s in the process of the next Venom F5. Hennessey thinks that the new car could be within the range of 290 mph, a bold claim he thinks he can achieve. If the technology comes to be he may also create the electric vehicle alongside the new Venom F5.
He has revealed that the new car will be more aerodynamic than previous models and have a weight under 2,866 pounds. As it needs to be faster that will require more power. The 7.0-liter twin-turbo V8’s will need to produce a lot of horsepower to break this speed.
If anyone or any company can make a car hit this speed it would definitely be the Texas Hennessey Company. They know how to make fast cars and have delivered time and time again with not only extremely fast paced and powerful cars, but paired with a dazzling cool look and aesthetic to the car.