The 2.0 Version of the Venom GT which made a brief public appearance during the Goodwood Festival of Speed back in July, has now re-emerged as the Venom GT2.
The 2014 Hennessey Venom GT2 will still be powered by a twin-turbo, 7.0-liter V8, but the new model is said to boast more than 1,500 horsepower this time. That means it will be competing with the new 1,600hp Bugatti that’s in the works and the new Koenigsegg that will also have a kg to hp ratio of less than 1. We can’t wait for next year.
According to Hennessey, the carbon- fiber body will still be used, but improvements are in the works for the 2014 GT2. These changes include dihedral hinges on the doors, exposed carbon fiber front air-dam, new hood with the center arch removed, new side-view mirrors, and a double bubble roof that will offer additional headroom.
The most significant aesthetic alterations for 2013 are the headlights. No longer will the Venom GT2 carry the Lotus Elise headlights. Instead, Hennessey has designed a completely original headlight setup that, quite frankly, makes the Venom GT2 that much more striking.
The other big news surrounding the Venom GT2 is the significant uptick in power it’s poised to receive. This increase is thanks to a new 7.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 powerplant that Hennessey is estimating to produce a staggering 1,500 horsepower. The engine will mate to either a 6-speed Ricardo manual or a new 7-speed paddle shift transmission. Top speed has been projected at an astounding 287 mph, which means that you could very well be reading about the future fastest car in the world.