Hennessey today unveiled the first Venom GT supercar.
"This is the fulfillment of a dream that I have had since I was a kid," said company founder, John Hennessey. "But it is also just the beginning as we begin to demonstrate the performance capabilities of the Venom GT in the near future."
The Venom GT is based off of the Lotus Elise, but aside from reusing the windshield, doors, roof, floor, dash and various trim components, the Venom GT's design and construction has been engineered from the ground up.
The car boasts an all-new front and rear space frame and suspension is cloaked in a new carbon fiber body, sporting an adjustable rear wing for exceptional high-speed stability.
Production levels of the Venom GT range from the base 725 hp supercharged LS9 V8, unveiled in the original prototype car, to 1,000 hp and 1,200 hp twin turbo V8 variants. Each vehicle is painted and its interior crafted to the owner's specification.
The cars are built in Silverstone, England, with power plants sourced from HPE's Texas headquarters. They are available in left- and right-hand drive configuration.