Hennessey Venom GT Spyder Produces 1451bhp |

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Published on November 14th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Hennessey Venom GT Spyder Produces 1451bhp

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A 1,451hp engine has made the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder the most powerful road-legal sports car in the world.  The US-based company displayed its newly uprated Venom at the Specialist Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas.

Power for the Venom comes from a twin-turbo seven-litre V8 engine that now runs on E85 biofuel. Using biofuel helps boost the power by 207hp compared to the previous model, as it burns more efficiently.

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As well as being the most powerful road car, beating a Bugatti Veyron by 450hp, the Hennessey also claims to be the quickest. The company says it will cover 0-60mph in 2.4 seconds and reach a top speed of more than 280mph.

The Venom GT Spyder is based on the chassis of a Lotus Elise and weighs 1,244kg, which gives the American contender the best power to weight ratio of any road car too.

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