Talk:Hennessey Venom GT

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Source?[edit]

Noticed this article—perhaps it could be used as a source? Can't wait till this car is thrown around the Top Gear track.  HWV258.  06:51, 10 April 2010 (UTC)


Production figure[edit]

"As of October 21, 2011, 4 Venom GTs have been manufactured." Can we go ahead and update this figure? I mean Steven Tyler's convertible would be in addition to the four cars, right? --71.38.149.137 (talk) 06:34, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

updated to 11 as at February 2014, but are they all the same model or various models - I note that there is a selection of three different engine outputs for slightly insane to OMG. NealeFamily (talk) 01:54, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Modified?[edit]

There is a statement that the Venom is not a production car but registered as a modified Lotus. By registered is that a US legal definition or what is it? The article referenced makes no mention of registration. NealeFamily (talk) 01:54, 26 February 2014 (UTC)


I'm inclined to say 'so what', is a tesla just a modified lotus? No.Greglocock (talk) 04:00, 26 February 2014 (UTC)
My thought is that the radical degree of modification to a number of units to the same specification takes it away from being simply a modified car and closer to a production car. NealeFamily (talk) 04:57, 26 February 2014 (UTC)


I don't have confirmation of this there are reports that those who buy the Hennessey Venom in the US are required to register it with their state motor-vehicle department as a Lotus Exige in order to drive it on public roads. When you add the fact that it is built to order (rather than produced to sell through dealerships to whoever walks through the door) and less than a dozen have been built to date, Hennessey's claim that it is a "production car" is increasingly questionable. Regarding the comparison to the Tesla Roadster, the Tesla is based on the Elise chassis but it is still registered in the US as a Tesla. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.97.41.238 (talk) 02:24, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
The guy above largely nails it. A production car in this case would display the Hennessey name as the manufacturer of record, would then be sold and titled as a Hennessey product, and would be insured as such, with this car this is not the case and as such these are not 'production cars'. Rather, these are a really, really wildly modified tuner Lotus that will be sold as a Lotus, titled as a Lotus (in localities where they don't make you title it as a homebuilt which could happen)and insured as a Lotud . There is a standard for what a production car is or is not, and these cars do not meet that standard, at least not in the United States. If Hennessey did want these to be production cars then he would have to pay for the emissions, CAFE, and safety certs just like every other manufacturer does, they don't do so for a very good reason (it's expensive)66.181.95.108 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 04:12, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

Fastest production car (accelerating): dead link[edit]

If I felt like wading into the WP edit morass, I'd remove it, it *is* a dead link, and maybe always was. For one, if the requirements for "fastest production car" is "at least 30 units built", and that wasn't given in 2014, how can it be the fastest accelerating care in 2013? Wouldn't Guiness also set that 30 unit limit there? Which makes this dead link *highly* suspect. --jae (talk) 04:56, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

I'm sure you know what you are talking about but I can't see what you are on about. Greglocock (talk) 06:02, 20 June 2017 (UTC)