Hennessey Performance (HPE), the Texas based ultra luxury tuning shop, has begun to reveal their ultra lightweight supercar the Venom GT Spyder. The 1200 horsepower, 1200 kilo, mid-engine performance machine is unique among other venom models from Hennessey Performance as this GT Spyder will come with a removable roof. Increased air resistance or not, the open air feel of a convertible supercar on a desert highway is irreplaceable.
“With the hardtop in place, the Venom GT offers a very visceral, raw, driving experience”, says company CEO, Don Goldman. “With the hardtop removed, the wind and the growl of the twin turbo V8 will offer our clients an even greater driving sensation.”
Like many a luxury tuner supercar, Venom GT is an exclusive product, with HPE building only five for the 2013 model year. Two of the five have already been reserved, leaving just three for any Phoenix Valley automotive enthusiasts who wants one in their garage.
For those lucky few who do manage to get their hands on a Venom GT, deliveries will begin in the summer of 2012. Clients can purchase either model: the Venom GT – with a fixed hardtop roof, or the Venom GT Spyder – with the new removable top. Base pricing for the Venom GT is $950,000. The Venom GT Spyder is priced at $1.1 million.
“We are excited to be able to offer an open-air American supercar, built in Texas, that provides the best power to weight ratio available on the market,” says company founder, John Hennessey. “Simply put, the Venom GT Spyder is defined by its simplicity, elegance, performance and – for a lucky few – a driving experience like nothing else on Earth.”