Road Tests Real world tests of Venom GT vs Veyron

0-60mph

Venom GT
2.5 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

Venom GT
270 mph
Veyron
253 mph

0-100mph

Venom GT
5.3 s
Veyron
5.1 s

1/4 mile

Venom GT
9.95 s
Veyron
10.2 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Hennessey Venom GT

Reasons to consider the
Hennessey Venom GT

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Fewer cars built 30 vs 300 10x fewer instances built
More powerful engine 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM More than 20% stronger engine
Significantly lighter curb weight 2,743 lb vs 4,162 lb Around 35% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Faster top speed 270 mph vs 253 mph 17 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Significantly better power-to-weight ratio 2.29 lb/hp vs 4.22 lb/hp More than 45% better power-to-weight ratio
Higher redline 7,200 RPM vs 6,600 RPM Around 10% more revs
Side view of Bugatti Veyron

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Bugatti Veyron

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More expensive sticker price $1.50M vs $950k Around 60% more expensive harder to own
Bigger engine 7,993 cc vs 6,205 cc Around 30% bigger engine
More torque 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM vs 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM Around 10% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Venom GT  vs
Veyron 
Brand Hennessey Bugatti
Price 950,000 1,500,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2005
Number built 30 300

design

Chief designer Steve Everitt Jozef Kaban
Body style Coupe Fastback coupe

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 4x4
Shift system Manual Automatic
Gearing Traditional Continuously-variable
# of gears 6 N/A
Gear ratios
1: 2.61:1
2: 1.71:1
3: 1.23:1
4: 0.94:1
5: 0.77:1
6: 0.63:1
7: 0.55:1
Axle ratio 3.36:1 3.64:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc 15.8 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Brembo Disc 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Front wheels 265/30 19 265/22 20
Rear wheels 345/30 20 365/25 21

road tests

Venom GT  vs
Veyron 
Top speed 270 mph 253 mph
1/4 mile 9.95 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 2.5 s 2.7 s
0-100mph 5.3 s 5.1 s
0-200kph 7 s 7.3 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 2.29 lb/hp 4.22 lb/hp
Maximum hp 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM
Max RPM 7,200 RPM 6,600 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 40%/60% 44%/56%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,205 cc 7,993 cc
Cylinders V8 W16
Air compressor Turbocharger Quad turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9.2:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 4.1 in / 3.6 in 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Valves per cylinder 2 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,743 lb 4,162 lb
Width 77.2 in 78.7 in
Height 42.5 in 47.4 in
Length 183.3 in 175.6 in
Front track width 63.5 in 67.5 in
Wheelbase 110.2 in 106.7 in
Hennessey Venom GT
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