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
Published Dec 4th, 2012 11:50pm By Michael Gauthier

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Comments (10)

OlegBakov OlegBakov
"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 5th, 2012 6:26pm
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AliRasafa AliRasafa
It looks tremendous, but I bet the bugatti doesn't feel like its ripping apart at that speed!
Dec 5th, 2012 9:23am
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jerry05cod4 jerry05cod4
holy shizznitzz!!! wow! that's insane!!
Dec 5th, 2012 5:49am
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Bozzor Bozzor
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 5th, 2012 4:10am
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TomitaBogdan TomitaBogdan
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 5th, 2012 11:54am
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CDspeed CDspeed
That's insane wow!
Dec 5th, 2012 3:17am
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hajimekishi hajimekishi
show the speedometer please
Dec 5th, 2012 1:16am
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ucplayer ucplayer
Hmm, 370km/h in 5th gear?
Dec 5th, 2012 12:57am
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OlegBakov OlegBakov
))) may be it starts from 2-th gear???)))
Dec 5th, 2012 6:30pm
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ertahaz_hossain ertahaz_hossain
Holy s#!t!! That's crazily fast O.O
Dec 5th, 2012 12:24am
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