Steven Tyler recently took delivery of the first production Hennessey Venom GT Spyder. New for 2013, the team from Hennessey now offers a removable hardtop and soft-top roof for their Texas-built supercar.
"Steven came to us last year and asked if we could build his Venom GT as a roadster", said company founder, John Hennessey, who was on hand during the delivery. "We had to make a few structural changes to our integrated rollcage in order to be able to fit the removable top. This increased the weight of our vehicle by about 30 lbs to a curb weight of 2743 lbs (1244 kilograms). We decided to increase the Venom GTspower to 1244 bhp to maintain our 1 horsepower per 1 kilogram power to weight ratio".
The 2013 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder sports a Hennessey-built 7.0L (427 CID) twin turbo V8 powerplant producing 1244 bhp @ 6600 rev's making it the most powerful roadster in the world. Tested 0-200 mph times of less than 16 seconds put the Venom GT several seconds quicker to the double century mark than its closest rival, the Bugatti Veyron Vitesse.
Only five Venom GTs will be built for the 2013 model year of which only two remain available. With a price of $1.1 million US Dollars, the Venom GT is not only the most powerful roadster available on the market today, but it is also one of the rarest. To date, a total of six Venom GTs have been built and the company plans to limit production to just twenty-nine examples.