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Lotus Elise-based supercar set to be launched at the end of the month

This is the 262mph, 1000bhp Hennessey Venom GT, a supercar based on the Lotus Elise that is set to be launched at the end of the month.

Very little of the original Lotus now remains from the bulkhead back, with an entirely new rear subframe assembly required to slot the V8 and six speed gearbox into the small car.

See the Hennessey Venom GT teaser picture

Powered by a twin-turbocharged version of the Corvette LS9 engine, Hennessey claims the car has 1000bhp and 950lb ft of torque.

s a result, it's claimed the 1086kg car is fired to 60mph in 2.2 seconds, and onto 100mph in less than 5sec. It reports 0-200mph takes just 14.5secs.

The Venom GT is stopped by 15-inch carbon rotors with six-piston callipers up front and 14-inch carbon rotors with four-pot callipers at the rear.

The Venom GT is expected to be launched on 30 March, and run in public for the first time at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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ManUni07 17 March 2010

Re: 1000bhp Venom based on Elise

I dont know how it'll drive, but the looks are very promising. Loved the way the Elise GT1 looked.

Peter Cavellini 17 March 2010

Re: 1000bhp Venom based on Elise

And it'll cost?....thought so!, really it is good to see innovation in the car industry, but these are just big peoples toys,they'll never go on the public road,some will never be even driven they'll just sit in some air conditioned garage not to mention the required driving ability.Years ago they were just concept cars created by designers fantasy cars if you like, never to get passed the concept stage, beautiful, dream about, now they're getting made and sold, where are they sold though?.

memyselfandi 17 March 2010

Re: 1000bhp Venom based on Elise

What are the chances Toyota will let Lotus loose with the LFA's V10 for the esprit?

I mean it could help recoupe some design and manufacturing costs for Toyota...