When it comes to crazy numbers, Texas tuning company Hennessey Performance Engineering tends to come to mind. The high-profile shop shocked the supercar world when it unveiled the Venom GT, with a power:weight ratio of 1 hp to every 2.2 lbs. The car would go from 0-200 miles per hour in a freakishly scary 15.3 seconds — 11 seconds faster than that of the Bugatti Veyron. So, yeah. Simply put, the Venom GT is that surprise knockout punch that knocks out the champion and strikes fear into the hearts of the performance world, as well as its occupants. And now, it’s old news, because there’s an even more ferocious monster emerging from the Hennessey stables.
Enter the Venom GT2. Thanks to an E85 tune, the Venom’s twin-turbocharged 7.0L V8 engine (based on the LS7 block from the beloved Corvette Z06) is firing out 1,500 (!) horsepower. And with its light weight and proper aerodynamics, Hennessey states that the GT2 will go all the way to 287 miles per hour. Oh. My. God.
For the sake of exclusivity, only seven are planned to be produced, and will fetch the stratospheric price of $1.25 million when it releases sometime late next year. Seven Venom GT2 copies seem like enough to us, as there is probably that exact amount of people in the world that match the amount of insanity, money, and driving skills that the GT2 commands.