The Hennessey Venom 1000 is a high performance car produced by Hennessey Performance Engineering, a company that specializes in modifying sports cars manufactured by iconic automobile giants of the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Ferrari. The basic design of the Venom is based upon the Dodge Viper. The sports car can be bought in either a convertible or coupe variant. The Venom is a limited edition car and only twenty four of these super vehicles will ever be produced. Its makers consider the Venom to be the most powerful and fastest limited edition street car in the world. The basic model of the super car costs around $190,000 and the version possessing all the luxury frills sells for approximately $225,000.
The super car’s speedometer can clock 100 km/hour after start in just 2.25 seconds and can touch a maximum speed of 450 km/hour. It can attain cruising speeds of 300 km/hour in less than 20 seconds after start. The speed demon derives all its power from a 8500cc all-aluminum V10 petrol engine that delivers a monstrous work rate of 1120HP at 6200 rpm and peak torque of 1092 lb-ft at 4200 rpm.
The Venom sports extremely luxurious interiors befitting a sports car of its class. The interiors have been provided with a mixture of carbon fiber and leather trim level. The Sabelt racing seats come with a Kevlar shell and have been upholstered with custom embroidered leather. An extensive gun metal trim has been provided on key portions of the interior like the park brake bezel, integrated passenger grab handle on the center console, HVAC outlets and shifter base. The floors have been covered with customized HPE mats. There are also 5-Point racing harnesses, a DVD based navigation system and a very powerful air conditioner.
It sports an all-aluminum chassis and has been fitted with carbon fiber rear lip spoilers, canards and splitter. A huge wing has also been fixed at the rear end of the vehicle. The Venom possesses an extremely streamlined aerodynamic exterior appearance which aids to reduce drag and enables the car to attain optimal speed. The car’s dashing appearance is further enhanced by the presence of the Venom’s five spoke forged aluminum lightweight mono block wheels, bi-xenon projector headlamps with white LED daytime running lamps, LED tail lamps with integrating stop-and-turn illumination, snakeskin texture lens and LED turn signals.
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