Hennessey Venom GT (2011-present)

Hennessey Venom GT (2011-present)

In 2007, Road & Track magazine asked the high-performance auto manufacturer Hennessey to enter its competition and create the first car to reach 200 mph. The original design, a modified Dodge Viper known as the Hennessey Venom 1000 Viper won the competition. But the company continued to challenge itself to make something faster.

The team pulled together a design based on a modified Lotus chassis with a Corvette engine, and slapped vacuum bagged carbon fiber panels on everything except the doors and roof. It also uses carbon fiber and forged aluminum wheels and air ducting to lightweight the design to 2,685 pounds, capable of pushing the supercar from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds. The Hennessey Venom GT is the world’s fastest composite production car in the world, currently tied with the French Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which is primarily an aluminum design.