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by Matt Brogan

The upcoming Hennessey Venom GT supercar has been the subject of much speculation over the past 12 months, but finally we have a video that provides the best look yet at what the Lotus Elise-based coupe will offer.

Hennessey has confirmed the Venom GT will be offered with no fewer than three engine outputs with a 559kW entry-level, 745kW mid-spec and mind-boggling 894kW top-shelf offering available.

The engine will be a “Hennessey V8”, contradicting earlier claims that a twin-turbo version of Dodge’s 8.4-litre V10 would be used. The origin of the new powerplant is not yet known, though we suspect a Corvette-sourced LS9 6.2-litre V8.

Since its initial press release, Hennessey have striped 136kg from the Venom GT’s tare weight, which now tips the scales at a mere 1088kg.

The Hennessey Venom GT will be offered with a six-speed manual gearbox and six-piston calipers at the front (four-piston units at the rear) grabbing 14-inch carbon-ceramic brake rotors.

Hennessey said they expect 0-100km/h times of 2.4 seconds with a top speed of 438km/h. Watch out Veyron!

Full details of the Hennessey Venom GT are due to be released on March 30.




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