Hennessey Venom GT rockets to 230 mph in less than 20 seconds [video]

Features a twin-turbo 7.0-liter V8

Hennessey has released a new video of the Venom GT doing some acceleration testing.

While this wouldn't be terribly exciting with most cars, the Venom GT has a twin-turbo 7.0-liter V8 engine that produces up to 1,244 bhp (928 kW). This gives the model an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 1:2.2 which helps the car run from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds, 0-200 mph in 15.3 seconds and onto a top speed of 272 mph (440 km/h).

As you can see in the clip, the car easily rockets to 230 mph (370 km/h) in just a tick under 20 seconds. For comparison, the Bugatti Veyron takes 24.2 seconds just to reach 200 mph (322 km/h).

Source: Hennessey

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"impressive power-to-weight ratio of 1:2.2" Its wrong info!!!! The car have 1265 hp and weight 1220 kg Ratio 1:1.03 it wery close to 1:1!!!
Dec 5, 2012 11:26 am
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It looks tremendous, but I bet the bugatti doesn't feel like its ripping apart at that speed!
Dec 5, 2012 2:23 am
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holy shizznitzz!!! wow! that's insane!!
Dec 4, 2012 10:49 pm
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This is why Bugatti now has to have the Veyron successor with 1600+ hp. The game has moved on from the days when 1000hp was almost unbelievable, and these days 0-100 km/h in somewhat less than 3.0 seconds is the absolute baseline for a hypercar.
Dec 4, 2012 9:10 pm
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when the veyron was launched or even better, first revealed as a production vehicle, 1000whp were a reallity on many tuned vehicles, used in illegal street races mainly. so event then it was just a vulgar display of power, not some sort of huge milestone for the vehicle industry
Dec 5, 2012 4:54 am
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That's insane wow!
Dec 4, 2012 8:17 pm
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show the speedometer please
Dec 4, 2012 6:16 pm
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Hmm, 370km/h in 5th gear?
Dec 4, 2012 5:57 pm
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))) may be it starts from 2-th gear???)))
Dec 5, 2012 11:30 am
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Holy s#!t!! That's crazily fast O.O
Dec 4, 2012 5:24 pm
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