Posted Nov 8th 2012 6:30PM
At SEMA we sometimes get to see things that we can only dream about. We also see cars that we wish we would have never seen. But here at Autoblog Canada, we care about the cars that are worth caring about. A custom Prius is not something we want to look at when go to the world's largest aftermarket car show. We want to share the face-melting radness that's on display and here's a prime example.
Aerosmith. Steven Tyler. Hennessey Venom GT. 1,244 horses (minus the carriage). Do we have your attention? Good.
Earlier this year, this mega Rockstar picked up his big bad snake from Hennessey Performance in Texas and we had the privilege of spreading that news to the world. At SEMA this year, we see Steven is "still in the saddle" and that snake is definitely rattling. Thank you for putting this beast on display at Meguiar's booth, even though it was supposed to be a secret... don't worry we won't tell.
Here's what you really want to hear about. The 1,244 HP Venom GT borrows some parts from the Lotus Exige including roof, doors, windows, 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. 1,155 ft lbs of torque and 0-60 mph (96 km/h) rips of 2.5-seconds or an outrageous run to 200 mph (320 km/h) of only 15.3-seconds. This car is faster than a Bugatti Veyron and a tad more wild.
For now, we'll 'dream on' and 'walk this way' with all these 'sweet emotions' that this car brings out in any red-blooded human being.
Image Credit: Copyright 2012 Dave Pankew / AOL