Hennessey Venom GT video review

Following from its 0-300kph record run, Richard Meaden drives the Hennessey Venom GT on the road to find out how good it really is. Video action here

The Hennessey Venom GT has already proven itself capable of great speed on a runway, but how does the 1244bhp monster drive on the open road? Can it compete with Bugatti Veyrons, Pagani Huayras and Aston Martin One-77s dynamically? Following the successful 0-300kph record attempt, Richard Meaden got the chance to drive the Venom on some of Texas's most demanding roads to find out.

You can see the record run on video here, and read the full story in the latest, March 2013 issue of evo, on sale now.

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Specifications

EngineV8, 7000cc, twin-turbo
Max power1244bhp @ 6500rpm
Max torque1155lb ft @ 4200rpm
0-602.5sec (claimed)
Top speed275mph (claimed)

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