The Venom GT will kick off its Monterey weekend early with Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival this Wednesday. Read about it in the latest press release below.
MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA – Hennessey Performance (HPE) will unveil the company’s 1,200 HP, ultra-lightweight Venom GT supercar on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at the McCall’s Motorworks Revival. Held each year at the Monterey Jet Center, Gordon McCall’s party kicks-off the Monterey / Pebble Beach weekend.
Fresh from its European debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Hennessey Venom GT will be making its first appearance at Monterey. “We are very excited to have the opportunity to show the Venom GT to our friends and fellow enthusiasts at what has become one of the biggest and best car enthusiast events in the world,” says CEO, Don Goldman. “Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival combines serious car enthusiasts, world-class cars and aircraft, all in one fantastic party.”
The bright “bug-killer” yellow Venom GT will also be on display at the RM Auction at the Portolla Plaza hotel in downtown Monterey from Thursday, August 18 through Saturday, August 20.
Hennessey builds just five Venom GTs per year, making it one of the most exclusive supercars currently built. Available in both left-hand and right-hand drive configurations, the Venom GT costs $950,000 US Dollars, plus optional upgrades and shipping. Each vehicle is hand-built over a period of six months by a small team of craftsmen at the company’s facilities in Sealy, Texas, Lake Forest, California and Silverstone, England.
“Twelve hundred horsepower combined with in a mid-engine chassis that weighs twelve hundred kilos (2,685 lbs) – no other road car and only a handful of race cars can match the power to weight ratio of the Venom GT,” added HPE president and founder, John Hennessey. “It is a driver’s car, a supercar with a soul that will give you as much speed and performance as you dare ask of it”.
New photography of the latest Hennessey Venom GT — Chassis Number 03 — is now available on the Gallery page.
The “Venom Red” supercar can be seen cruising the streets near the historic Silverstone Circuit, not far from the facility where the Venom GT’s is assembled, as well as professional studio shots that highlight its sharp angles and sweeping curves.
The February, 2011 issue of Road & Track may still be a few weeks from newsstands, but you can already catch their lead article featuring the Hennessey Venom GT online.
In the article, the editors join John Hennessey and GM veteran John Heinricy at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch where they take the Venom GT through its paces.
You can read the full Venom GT road test article online here, and check out video of the 1,200 horsepower supercar in action below:
The latest installment of Jay Leno’s Garage debuted today featuring the 2011 Hennessey Venom GT. In it, the car-centric comedian interviews John Hennessey as they give viewers an up-close look at what went into creating the 1,200 hp supercar, as well as a revealing peak into the car in action on the road course.
Click the video below to watch the full episode:
Hennessey Venom GT to Make
North American Debut at 2010 SEMA Show
October 26, 2010
LAS VEGAS, NV – Hennessey Performance (HPE) will debut the company’s all-new Venom GT mid-engine supercar on November 2, at the 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Powered by a Hennessey-tuned twin-turbo 6.2L V-8 engine, the Venom GT produces 1,200 bhp and 1,155 lb-ft of torque. The Venom GT will be unveiled live at 11:15 a.m. in the Mobil 1 display (booth #24243) located in Hall C3 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Welcome to the all-new VenomGT.com: The official website dedicated solely to the 2011 Hennessey Venom GT.
We will be adding new pages of information, image galleries, videos and more as we continue to develop the site, so please look around and check back often as there will be many new and exciting things to come.