At SEMA we sometimes get to see things that we can only dream about. We also see cars that we wish we would have never seen. Here at AutoBlog Canada, we care about the cars that are worth caring about. Priusis not something we want to look at when go to the worlds largest aftermarket car show. We want to share the face-melting radness that's on offer. Here's a prime example.
Earlier this year, this mega Rockstar picked up his big bad snake from Hennessey and we had the privilege of breaking that news to the world. At SEMA this year, we see Steven is "still in the saddle" and that snake is definitely rattling. Thank you for putting this beast on display.
Here's what you really want to hear about. The 1,244 HP Venom GT borrows some parts from the LotusExige including roof, doors, windows, windshield, dash, interior and a few mechanical goodies from inside. But from the doors back it is all Hennessey insanity including a built 6.2L (376 ci) with twin Garrett turbos pushing quadruple digits through a Ricardo 6-speed transaxle. 1,155 ft lbs of torque and 0-60 mph (96 km/h) rips of 2.5-seconds or an outrageous run to 200 mph (320 km/h) of only 15.3-seconds. This car is faster than a BugattiVeyron but way cooler. Life is hard in the first world.
For now, we'll 'dream on' and 'walk this way' with all these 'sweet emotions' that this car brings out in any red blooded human being.
(Aerosmith is currently on tour across North America. Go check them out and thank Steven for sharing his ride with us.)