Road Tests Real world tests of Venom GT vs Challenger SRT8

0-60mph

Venom GT
2.5 s

Top speed

Venom GT
270 mph
Challenger SRT8
170 mph

0-100mph

Venom GT
5.3 s

1/4 mile

Venom GT
9.95 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Hennessey Venom GT

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Faster top speed 270 mph vs 170 mph 100 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much more powerful engine 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 425 HP @ 6,200 RPM More than 2.8x stronger engine
Much faster in the quarter mile 9.95 s vs 13.7 s More than 25% faster at the drag strip
Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Much more torque 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM vs 420 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM More than 2x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
A lot faster to 100mph 5.3 s vs 11.1 s 2.1x faster to 100mph
Much more expensive sticker price $950k vs $45k More than 21x more expensive harder to own
Significantly lighter curb weight 2,743 lb vs 4,140 lb Around 35% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Higher redline 7,200 RPM vs 6,400 RPM Around 15% more revs
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Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Venom GT  vs
Challenger SRT8 
Brand Hennessey Dodge
Price 950,000 45,000
Year 2010 2008

design

Chief designer Steve Everitt Jeff Gale

transmission

Drivetrain RWD LX Platform RWD w/ESP
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5
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
Axle ratio 3.36:1 3.06:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels 265/30 19 508/? 229
Rear wheels 345/30 20 508/? 229

road tests

Venom GT  vs
Challenger SRT8 
Top speed 270 mph 170 mph
1/4 mile 9.95 s 13.7 s
0-60mph 2.5 s 5.25 s
0-100mph 5.3 s 11.1 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 2.29 lb/hp 9.74 lb/hp
Maximum hp 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM 425 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM 420 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM
Max RPM 7,200 RPM 6,400 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,205 cc 6,059 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor Turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9.2:1 10.3:1
Bore/stroke 4.1 in / 3.6 in 4.06 in / 3.58 in

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,743 lb 4,140 lb
Width 77.2 in 75.7 in
Height 42.5 in 57 in
Length 183.3 in 197.7 in
Front track width 63.5 in 63 in
Wheelbase 110.2 in 116 in
Hennessey Venom GT
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