John Hennessey Could Be Planning An Electric Supercar With Over 1,000 Horsepower

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This would kick so much ass.

Elon Musk may want to start tuning the Tesla Model S now as it appears John Hennessey may one day start work on an all-electric supercar. Top Gear (Magazine) spoke to the American tuner at SEMA 2015 and he revealed that an all-electric Venom GT wasn't an impossibility. "We're considering doing something with electricity. We've looked at it and I've got friends in that field, I'm just waiting for the batteries to become lighter and have more capacity. But I don't think that's far away."

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There have been rapid advancements in both the weight and capacity of electric batteries over the last few years, so an electrified Venom GT could come around sooner rather than later. One thing that's off the table, somewhat surprisingly, is hybridization. "Ferrari, Porsche and McLaren have done a great job at proving that hybrid technology works, but I'm not interested in hybrids," he said. "I'd only do the Venom with an engine or as a straight electric." Hennessey actually brought a tuned Venom GT to SEMA that is capable of putting out 1,451 horsepower and hitting a theoretical top speed of 280 mph. That's 10 mph higher than the hypercars already bonkers real-world top speed of 270 mph.

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