2013 Hennessey Venom GT2 bumped to 1500 hp

7.0-liter V8 twin-turbo

The 2013 Hennessey Venom GT2 will get a significant power hike to 1500 hp plus some design changes in the body.

While the 2012 Venom GT with its twin-turbo aluminum V8 engine produces 1200 hp (895 kW), the 2013MY will be powered by a 7.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with 1500 hp (1118 kW). The engine will be connected to a 6-speed Ricardo manual or a new 7-speed paddle shift transmission.

Although performance figures have not been revealed, the new model should be quicker thanks to its better power-to-weight ratio (more than 1 hp / kg). As a reminder, the 2012 Venom GT weighs 1,220 kg (2,685 lbs) and needs 2.2 seconds to reach 62 mph (100 km/h), on its way to a top speed of 272 mph (440 km/h).

It will borrow the same carbon fiber body with its active rear wing that provides extra down force. Hennessey will perform some changes to the doors which will get a new design with dihedral hinges, while the double bubble roof will offer additional headroom. But perhaps the most noticeable styling change includes getting rid of the Lotus headlamps in favor of a more original design. Also found at the front end is an exposed carbon fiber front air damn section, new hood with the center arch removed and new side mirrors.

Source: Hennessey

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Han Solo Han Solo
0 to 100 km/h in 2.2 secs... with a RWD...that is just crazy...
Nov 27th, 2012 12:10pm
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tom43 tom43
Sorry. I don´t believe that this car will do the 0-100 km/h in 2.2 sec with rear-wheel drive...
Nov 26th, 2012 7:06pm
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autoholyc autoholyc
They probably measured 2.2 sec 0-100 on a dragstrip which is much stickier when prepped with special compound. Advertising numbers achieved on dragstrip treated with glue is common practice for Hennessey.
Nov 26th, 2012 8:44pm
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Bozzor Bozzor
When the Veyron first came out in 2005, I could have sworn that 0-100 km/h in 2.5 seconds would be the limit, that road cars could not go any faster or quicker. And less than 10 years later, we are looking at a possible sub 2.0 second 0-100 km/h. And in 2013, a new Veyron may be well able to go 0-100 km/h less than 1.8 seconds. Wow.
Nov 26th, 2012 3:10pm
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davo23 davo23
Slightly dodgy photoshop on image 2 unless they're proposing a hovering wing mirror option
Nov 26th, 2012 3:07pm
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