Hear this, the makers of the Hennessey Venom GT have to say that this insane machine is for those who think that the Bugatti Veyron is a little too tame! It is difficult to imagine someone think like that, unless they are the kinds who yawn while being seated inside an air force centrifuge. However, if you are someone who has US$1.4 Million (Approx INR 8,89,35,000) eating dust in the safe, (double that amount for importing it in India) and life seems a lengthy, sleep inducing opera, pick up your Ulysse Nardin phone and say hello to the folks at Hennessey Performance.
Powered by an eyeball bursting 7.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that blows out 1,226 bhp and 1,564 Nm of Moon pulling torque, the Venom GT slithered to a dizzying speed of 435.31 km/h at the Kennedy space center last year, which although only marginally higher than the Veyron Super Sport’s 431 km/h, must’ve caused the French idiocy to part the Pacific and make its way back to France in anger. All the lunacy from the engine is transferred to the tarmac via Michelin Super Sport rubber wrapped around 20″ forged monoblock wheels. Need some numbers? 0 – 100 takes 2.7 seconds, while you’d be looking at the needle pointed at 320 km/h in 14.5 seconds. With an estimated top speed of 447 km/h, the Lotus Exige / Elise based car tips the scales at 1,244 kg. Light enough to be transported in your jet’s belly to salt flats of Bonneville then.