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Steven Tyler, Aerosmith frontman takes delivery of Hennessey Venom GT

Posted Jun 4th 2012 12:30PM


Face it, we all want to be rockstars. Millions of dollars, a "job" that they totally love and special perks like luxury hotels, groupies and free schwag wherever you go. Some rockstars just keep up the persona of living the crazy life but in reality get plenty of rest, are drug-free and maintain a humble lifestyle. However, that group of rockstars doesn't include Aerosmith rocker, Steven Tyler who just took delivery one of the most insane cars around, the Hennessey Venom GT.

Hennessy Performance as many of your know, is centred around taking already fast cars and making them not supercars but hypercars that are barely controllable. Not for the weak in the knees: Hennessey Vipers, Ford GTs and Vette's are not to be toyed with. But the Hennessey Venom GT is truly a machine that only the most skilled of hands should be meddling with... or in American Idol judge Tyler's case, be nutty enough to try.

The 1,244 HP Venom GT borrows some parts from the Lotus Exige including roof, doors, windos, windshield, dash, interior and a few mechanical goodies from inside. But from the doors back it is all Hennessey insanity including a built 6.2L (376 ci) with twin Garrett turbos pushing quadruple digits through a Ricardo 6-speed transaxle. With 1,155 lb-ft of torque, this particular Hennessy creation can get you in a load of trouble by the slightest twitch of the throttle. And well, seems as one of the few customers of the car, Steven Tyler wants to experience Veyron beating performance.

We wonder if Tyler will truly be putting this car wo the testing testing the 0-60 mph (96 km/h) rips of 2.5-seconds or the outrageous run to 200 mph (320 km/h) of only 15.3-seconds? We sure would.

Image Credit: Hennessey Performance


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Seriously, what is this senior citizen going to do with this car?

June 04 2012 at 11:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply