Well, it’s official: the last Hennessey Venom GT car has been produced.
In a press release from Hennessey Performance, they announced that production of the American supercar has concluded. The final example of the car is dubbed as the “Final Edition” and is finished in a gorgeous “Glacier Blue” paint with white stripes running down the center. Powering the car is the same twin-turbo 7.0-liter V8 engine found in preview examples, each of which are capable of 1,451 hp.
Additionally, Hennessey did note in the press release that fans of the car can bid on the Venom GT that was built for Steven Tyler of Aerosmith at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction. The car will be crossing the block this Friday evening.
“We’ve attained some pretty incredible achievements with the Venom GT,” said company founder & CEO, John Hennessey. “It was always my dream to build the fastest car and we did just that. Our Venom GT retires as one of the fastest cars on the planet along with being one of the most exclusive. I’m so grateful to our customers, employees, suppliers, and our technical partners, Pennzoil & Shell V-Power, who have helped make this special car a reality. We look forward to introducing our next car, the Venom F5, sometime later this year.”
You read that correctly, the Venom F5 will be revealed later this year.
In the meantime, here is a breakdown from the press release of the achievements that the Venom GT has made over the year.
- January 2013 – Guinness World Record for the fastest 2-seat sports car from 0-300 kmh in 13.61 seconds.
- February 2014 – World’s fastest 2-seat sports car by attaining a top speed of 270.4 mph on the Shuttle Landing Runway at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
- March 2016 – World’s fastest open top vehicle by attaining a top speed of 265.6 mph at the United States Naval Air Station in Lemoore, California. This record beat the previous record holder, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, by 11 mph.