Comments - Venom GT Breaks 0-186mph World Record

Published: Jan 11, 2013
Description: Everyone knows the 1,244 horsepower 7.0-liter twin-turbo V8 powered Hennessey Venom GT is one of the fastest cars on the planet. And now the Texan-based carmaker has some hard proof to back it up. Dri...
Add Comments 66
Nicholas Morissette Jun 10, 2013
The Venom IS a production car. Steven Tyler owns one. BTW, take that Veyron, you pretentious French poodle!
Nicholas Morissette Feb 11, 2013
AMERICA!
Kshitij Milind Ekbote Jan 15, 2013
It the fastest ever my dream car,the car for which I wish for 7.0 lit twin turbo wtf with v8 the best engine
Sam Hansen Jan 13, 2013
The Venom GT isn't a production car though... It's just a super-tuned/modded Lotus with a LSX
Asad Yusufzai Jan 13, 2013
Yeah respect for the record but the koenisegg dosent have two extra liters of engine displacement so while impressive I still maintain the koenigsegg is the better car
Timothy Hooker Jan 12, 2013
200 cars is in no way "mass "produced". that's a dumb statement.
William Downs Jan 12, 2013
If your looking at buying a million dollar car money isnt the deciding factor, at thst point its just a sweet ass new toy... all about personal prefference really cause not everyone in the world is dead set about performance on a track
Ben Knorr Jan 12, 2013
lol Colby doesn't even know what kind of engine is in his beloved venom?! That's hilarious! Colby please stop being a venom fanboy, your doing the car more harm than good. ppl are gonna start hating the car just because u like it!
Jackson Michael Jan 12, 2013
This is why I hate Colby. He feels the need to insult any car he doesn't like and acts like anybody is a total idiot. You can't decide what cars people do and don't like, so stop being an ass.
Zeus Mocha Jan 12, 2013
in. None are in no way worse then the other.
Zeus Mocha Jan 12, 2013
$1 million. Do certain things really matter? I'd shit the same amount of bricks seeing a zonda, veyron, agrea, or venom. At this point it's all about showing off maybe not even to others. Maybe just for yourself. It's awesome the war these cars are
Zeus Mocha Jan 12, 2013
LS's are awesome engines. This thing is really nice, just don't like the idea that it's on a lotus. The veyron does have allot of computers but compared to this and maybe only this. The veyron is still a very hard car to drive around. At the point of
William Downs Jan 12, 2013
U would be wrong, venoms engine starts life as a 6.0L ls2, its bored and stroked to a 7.0L and uses 2 turbos not 3
Colby Church Jan 12, 2013
handle power appropriately. So all they have to do is hit the gas. For christ's sake, lil Wayne has one. That should tell you that it obviously doesn't require that much skill or talent to operate.
Colby Church Jan 12, 2013
The Veyron is for show offs with an unquenchable thirst for attention and an unsatisfiable ego. The Venom GT is a true drivers car. It has the power, sound, platform, setup, and it's manual. The Veyron is a mindless computer. For people that can't
Colby Church Jan 12, 2013
Aziz, let me guess, you're from Dubai and know nothing about American cars. You guys practically worship gold plated Veyrons and the sort over there. Do some research dude get educated on all types of cars. Because the Venom is the better car.
Colby Church Jan 12, 2013
@Kenneth No, you're wrong and CarBuzz is wrong. It uses an LS3. I am 100 percent sure. A triple turbo LS3. And btw, 2013 Venom GT will produce in excess of 1,600 hp. It's not getting dethroned anytime soon.
Colby Church Jan 12, 2013
People just are so ignorant about cars that it baffles me. The Venom GT will last much longer than a Veyron.
Colby Church Jan 12, 2013
@Aziz Dude, are you dumb? It's the exact opposite. An American LS engine will run day in and day out reliably. Many drive Corvettes as daily drivers with no problems. The Veyron has to be serviced like 3 times per year at a cost of over $300,000.
Redge Diakité Jan 12, 2013
Shut your mouth Justin you talk a lot of sh*t the 5.0 V8 doesn't come from Ford it was just the 4.7 in the CCR CCX CCX-R that comes from Ford they made the new one themselves
Jack Howard Jan 12, 2013
Honestly people just pull stuff straight out of their ass here. Aziz there are no facts to back up your claim
Aziz Umarov Jan 12, 2013
Veyron you can drive like everyday car, think Venom you need to put to service after every race
Jackson Michael Jan 12, 2013
I dislike corvettes but even I admit the engine is great
Skyler White Jan 12, 2013
NOOOOOO KOENIGSEGG GOT DETHRONED!! :fanboyrage:
Jacob Murray Jan 11, 2013
If we want to knock the Veyron off of its pedestal why don't we line these two up in a drag race or the Veyron and agera R? They've lined up the F1 and aventador but never any of the Hypercars that will actually throw down against it.
Aaron Crisp Jan 11, 2013
Dammit bad Jack I thought you were doing so good not saying ignorant stupid stuff... Then you commented on this. Jack is just a future stereotypical BMW snob.
Jacob Burford Jan 11, 2013
Like to see if Koiensegg or Bugatti have any plans to react to this! I've heard rumors of a 1,600 HP Veyron replacement coming soon! For now though, this car is the speed king!
Jack Howard Jan 11, 2013
I haven't commented in anything you've said for the past week. You simply said a foolish thing and I called you out for it. BTW do you live in America? Cause you're not very patriotic if you do. You dislike basically every American Vehicle.
Tom Brewer Jan 11, 2013
@rustin. I have owned a few corvettes and said the same thing. I now own a viper and I am not looking back. To each their own on this topic. A 2006 z06 is a monster and demands respect!
Jackson Michael Jan 11, 2013
@Rustin Are you retarded? The ZO6 isn't a muscle car and this isn't a viper
Colby Church Jan 11, 2013
And I gave my LS1 HELL, and nothing ever went wrong besides it throwing a belt. And that's just because it makes so much power. :) LS engines are the best. Developed by Katech, some of the best engineers in the world. Bulletproof power.
Colby Church Jan 11, 2013
@Jack Dude, are you serious or just angry for some reason? There's a reason LS engines are used for so many builds and projects. They are reliable and make tons of power. There are plenty over 1,500 hp that are daily drivers. Get an education dude.
Kenneth Tobierre Jan 11, 2013
It uses a ls1 block not the ls7
Ryan Sansossio Jan 11, 2013
Jeez. I can just imagine the guy pressed against the seat going "fuuuuuck!"
Rustin Simpson Jan 11, 2013
Owning a 2006 Z06 Corvette, it's hard for me to recognize any other muscle car as a true "American" muscle car. However, I am impressed with the record broken by this Viper. If Dodge can continue the tradition that the Chevrolet Corvette has paved for the last 60 years, and out-do the C7 Corvette, announced 2 days from today (2013-01-13), then perhaps I will eventually be driven to purchase a Dodg...
Todd Kennedy Jan 11, 2013
and kudos to a small tuner like hennessey to make such an amazing car like the venom, and the .9 secs better then agera means nothing the agera is a completly different car all together and a beauitful piece of machine like the venom
Todd Kennedy Jan 11, 2013
adam timothy and nodnarb the veyron is actually mass produced considering its a hyper car theres over 200 examples already produced and theres more then 5 venoms being produced they are way more limited to an 29 cars being made theres already more then 7 made, and i bet as they get more popular and if hennessey can get the car into the europe market like he's trying they will sell tons of them
Ben Knorr Jan 11, 2013
But I imagine you like the attention, so u won't stop making retarded comments anytime soon.
Ben Knorr Jan 11, 2013
I'm guessing if you stop making retarded comments he will leave u alone.
Justin Routh Jan 11, 2013
@Jack the agera's 5.0.... Based off the ford 5.0 so how can you diss the venom for havin a chevy engine lol learn your facts
Pratik Parija Jan 11, 2013
Dang 0.9!
Roman Podrezov Jan 11, 2013
Just wanna say that Corvette engines aren't crap. The cars are plasticky, but engines are good.
Jack Howard Jan 11, 2013
Jack you're such a dumbass.
Aaron Sparks Jan 11, 2013
MERICA!!!!!!!!!!
Preston Ming Jan 11, 2013
I like the agera but it's a lil too bulky for me..lotus makes a beautiful car with great lines..and the venom adds to that
Preston Ming Jan 11, 2013
no there shouldn't be different categories..the venom and the ssc aero are production cars..they may not have they may not have the huge factory and production lines as the Veyron but nevertheless meet the criteria
Felix Rhett Jan 11, 2013
Did the venom fail to beat the agera's 0-200 and 0-300-0 times, or did they not even try?
Felix Rhett Jan 11, 2013
If I remember correctly, the 0-300 times were practically even between the agera R and old venom, with the agera having a slight advantage.
Nick Schnee Jan 11, 2013
If I was to buy a hypercar, I would not care if it's 0.9 faster to 300km/h than the Agera R, since I hardly would use this speed anyway, but I wouldn't want it to be a Lotus with a Twin Turbo Corvette engine. Not dissing the car's performance, but it's a completely different league to me.
David Justice Jan 11, 2013
That's crazy fast! Sweet! @Dale totally agree. Veyron should be in a totally different category. It does what it does with everything! Leather on every surface, pretty much luxury and technology galore. Venom is a bare bones street legal race car.
John Serely Jan 11, 2013
I am really starting to love this car. I have always been a fan, but several other 7 figure cars have been more appealing. There are still several 1mil+ cars that I would want, but this is incredible. The updated 2013 one is certainly a step up
David Harris Jan 11, 2013
Venom gt better than veyron, might take the agera r over all of them
Matt Piccolo Jan 11, 2013
If I could have any "hyper car" if that's what u wanna call it, I'd take an Agera r
Dale Schroeder Jan 11, 2013
Frankly I think stripped down road-legal race cars like the Venom or SSC whatever should be in their own separate category from actual production cars like the Veyron or GT-R in things like this, but that's just my opinion.
Pablo Herasme Jan 11, 2013
I still rather have a veyron and agera r, but nontheless still a stupid fast car
Redge Diakité Jan 11, 2013
Good performance for the Hennessey but the Agera R looses for 0,9secs with 124hp less GO KOENIGSEGG :D but well done Venom
Robert Young Jan 11, 2013
EVERYTHING's BIGGER IN TEXAS. Just say'n
Ray Moreno Jan 11, 2013
Merica'!!!
Justin Routh Jan 11, 2013
Go Hennessey
Timothy Hooker Jan 11, 2013
I wonder when they will announce its top speed destroying veyrons? soon I hope
Adam Beiersdorfer Jan 11, 2013
The Veyron might be limited... But when compared the what... 5 Venoms being offered... It seems like an everyday car you'll have a chance of seeing
Timothy Hooker Jan 11, 2013
yea veyrons are actually very limited...
Nodnarb Ydil Jan 11, 2013
The Veyron isn't mass produced. And if you wanna play with technicalities, the Veyron has a multibillion dollar company backing it.
Cezary Koral Jan 11, 2013
Geez, most cars don't even run that in the 1/4 mile, that's blistering fast
Serge Pankratov Jan 11, 2013
Too bad this car is not mass produced like the Veyron
Jason Brown Jan 11, 2013
Very impressive. Now everyone can shut up about the Veyron.
Colby Church Jan 11, 2013
It looks great. Lotus makes great looking cars, Hsnnessey makes it even better looking!
Derrick McCarthy Jan 11, 2013
Don't see how people think its ugly! I respect everyone's opinion but having trouble with that pne
Drake Nailon Jan 11, 2013
One of my all time favs
Pratik Parija Jan 11, 2013
Steroid Elise/Exige. Lol
Steven Luginsland Jan 11, 2013
Worth every penny...
Guo-Sheng Huang Jan 11, 2013
I'm so in love~~
Aaron Crisp Jan 11, 2013
So sexy!
Colby Church Jan 11, 2013
@Carlton Yes, because as a tuned car, it is still officially recognized as a "Lotus". ;) Awesome insurance break.
Rohil Chauhan Jan 11, 2013
Lol Carlton imagine ringing up the insurers. "Has your car been modified sir?" "Ermmm..."
Carlton Salmon Jan 11, 2013
That UK number plate is registered as a Lotus Exige S in metallic grey.
John Raymond Mar 22, 2013
It's funny tuner car company people Hate because they produced the worlds fastest viper takes skills to do this just like Bugatti but like Colby said they don't have billions backing them so take your ugly very on and shut up
John Raymond Mar 22, 2013
Lol. A w16 that losses a 1,000hp at the wheel.
Nicholas Morissette Feb 11, 2013
of course the roof scoop is functional the engine is mid mounted same case for the mclaren f1
Peter Kim Jan 13, 2013
\/ Definitely agree but the W16 engine was an undeniably amazing feat of engineering as well.
Sabrina Wolf Jan 13, 2013
Meh I hate the Veyron, it took a 16.4 quad turbo mammoth of a car to be a 1993 naturally aspirated McLaren F1 :) Hm holding the record of best Supercar of all time for 12 years and still the fastest naturally aspirated seems amazing to me :3
Peter Kim Jan 12, 2013
Awesome car and looks great! Minus the roof scoop...I know it's functional but still don't like it.
Geoff Novak Jan 12, 2013
Again ima state that im not sayin this isnt a cool car. Same for the cobras. But neither venom or cobra do anything for me. They are great cars but would never be in my garage. I take cars like veron and agera with higher reguard than venom and cobra
Colby Church Jan 12, 2013
These are hard to build, hence why there are only 5 examples thus far. This is more than just a body kit or engine swap. It's a completely different car created from other cars. It uses the best engine, transmission, and lightweight platform.
Sam Reinsel Jan 12, 2013
Yeah... The Cobra was just a heavily modified British car, like the Venom... But the Cobra is one of the most amazing cars of all time.
Jack Howard Jan 12, 2013
So what does that make Carrol Shelby then Geoff?
Geoff Novak Jan 12, 2013
To me thats like an overly exaggerated tuner company. They got a car. WAAAY modified it. And set some records. Cool story, but to me. Companies like koenigsegg have a better story IMO. and if i were to choose id drive them before venom
Geoff Novak Jan 12, 2013
Yea they redid everything to make it a truly powerful car. Im not sayin this car isnt awesome. Its just as i said nothing is really special or stand out in this car (to me). Its a heavily modified car by a very small company.
Aaron Crisp Jan 12, 2013
Quit it guys, Geoff is right. I just dropped a TT LS7 in my Focus last night just for the lulz and now I'm whooping Veyrons at the light.
Jacob Murray Jan 12, 2013
Lotus
Jacob Murray Jan 12, 2013
There was a lot more done to this car than just drop a large engine in it. To adapt the car had to be widened and elongated ridiculous amounts line one of these up next to a lotus and this thing nearly dwarfs the lotus. Pretty much only the style is
Jacob Burford Jan 11, 2013
Looks excellent from here! Certainly still Exige looking, but a bit pumped up for extra flare!
Patrick Schalk Jan 11, 2013
Geoff, please go learn about this car. I promise you will like what you find.
Colby Church Jan 11, 2013
They also don't have millions in financial backing from Volkswagen. Truly a underdog story, and I'm proud to see this car on top. Makes me proud of my country's ingenuity to make such a beast. They did everything as they should have. Amazing results.
Colby Church Jan 11, 2013
@Geoff Then if that's really the case, the other companies should have done the same thing, but they didn't and haven't. Congratulations to Hennessey for being the first smart manufacturer. These cars are hand built, they have no big factory.
Geoff Novak Jan 11, 2013
Im not sayin this car was easy to build. Im just comparing with the same kinda of perspective that people do with 1200hp gallardos. A lot of companies can put a big engine into a weight saving car. Theres just nothing 'special' here
Luke Purdy Jan 11, 2013
Jack Brandon shut up. You have no idea what you are talking about
Cody Gillard Jan 11, 2013
Unlike the veyron this car truely to me looks like the fastest car in the world not saying that the veyron is ugly
Miguel Jimenez Jan 11, 2013
*a whole lot of
Miguel Jimenez Jan 11, 2013
I'm guessing a whole lot people just started their period.
Pratik Parija Jan 11, 2013
I like this car's look more than the Veyron's.
Jack Howard Jan 11, 2013
Jack you obviously have no idea
Guo-Sheng Huang Jan 11, 2013
@mario, ha, good point.
Josh Negron Jan 11, 2013
I'm sure it was as easy as sticking a huge engine in a light car... That's probably why it's over one million dollars (Dr. Evil imitation)... Whatever... *sarcasm*
John Serely Jan 11, 2013
Great picture of the car. Yes, this gen isn't the most original-looking, but it's still bada*s. The new (updated) 2013 one fixes this problem
Sabrina Wolf Jan 11, 2013
Such an amazing vehicle :)
Justin Routh Jan 11, 2013
The doors and dash arethe only thing that remain from the lotus if i remember correctly
Mario Callirgos Jan 11, 2013
I wonder if carrol Shelby had so many critics
William Downs Jan 11, 2013
Then why dont u go do it if its so easy, there is alot more to thiscar then just dropping a big engine it it, it still handles like a lotus, is confortable and fast as hell..
Geoff Novak Jan 11, 2013
This car really pisses me off. Anyone can put a massive tuned engine into a super light car and break a record. Veyron and agera are crafted works of amazing technology and engineering. Not sayin hennessy isnt a great man or bad car maker.
Josh Negron Jan 11, 2013
Ignorance will also be around until the end of time, doesn't mean one has to be thrilled about it... Lol
Nodnarb Ydil Jan 11, 2013
It will be a discussion brought up til the end of time. I'm curious what Hennessy's next endeavor will be
Josh Negron Jan 11, 2013
Educate yourself and read about how very, minutely little of this car remains "Lotus"... And then kindly shut up...
Austin Bride Jan 11, 2013
U could've sworn that people have had this discussion enough times for that statement to end.
Oleg Odessit Jan 11, 2013
Well it is Lotus lol, based on Lotus
John Hyland Jan 11, 2013
I could've sworn I clicked on a Hennesey article, not Lotus
William Downs Jan 13, 2013
U would be wrog there kyke, still has lotus handling but putting the power down will be a fight
Kyle Malcomson Jan 13, 2013
Won't handle like a lotus that's for sure
Serge Pankratov Jan 12, 2013
Look at my horse, my horse is amazing... =]
Ty Schuring Jan 12, 2013
Look at those hips!
Colby Church Jan 11, 2013
Oh my god, this thing looks evil. Deserving design for the world's fastest car.
Cody Gillard Jan 11, 2013
God this car is awesome
Description: Footage of the run, as well as Farah taking the Venom GT for a spin himself, will be aired in a forthcoming episode of "Tuned," which we will of course bring to your attention as soon as it ...
Add Comments 0
Nicholas Morissette Feb 11, 2013
its a few inches longer than a corvette
Luke Purdy Jan 11, 2013
When I saw the Veyron for the first time it looked tiny compared to videos and photos I've seen!
William Downs Jan 11, 2013
They are not that much bigger then the lotus on wich its based off of
Jason Brown Jan 11, 2013
But then again, I haven't see one of these in person.
Jason Brown Jan 11, 2013
Really? It is a whole lot bigger than I thought I would be when I saw one in Frankfurt a few years back.
Serge Pankratov Jan 11, 2013
The Veyron is a bit bigger than this though.. And quite a bit heavier
Serge Pankratov Jan 11, 2013
Ikr Austin?! When i saw the Veyron in real life i was pretty blown away cuz its almost nothing like what the pictures make it seem.
Austin Bride Jan 11, 2013
The veyron isn't very big either. When i saw one in person I was really surprised how small it was.
Jason Brown Jan 11, 2013
Amazing how small that thing is.