Road Tests Real world tests of Venom GT vs LaFerrari

0-60mph

Venom GT
2.5 s
LaFerrari
2.7 s

Top speed

Venom GT
270 mph
LaFerrari
217 mph

1/4 mile

Venom GT
9.95 s
LaFerrari
9.72 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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Faster top speed 270 mph vs 217 mph 53 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Fewer cars built 30 vs 499 16.6x fewer instances built
Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
More powerful engine 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 950 HP @ 9,000 RPM More than 25% stronger engine
More torque 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM vs 663 ft-lb @ 6,750 RPM Around 30% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster to 60mph 2.5 s vs 2.7 s More than 5% faster to 60mph
Better power-to-weight ratio 2.29 lb/hp vs 2.91 lb/hp More than 20% better power-to-weight ratio
Faster to 300kph 13.63 s vs 15 s Around 10% faster to 300kph
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Ferrari LaFerrari

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More expensive sticker price $1.30M vs $950k More than 35% more expensive harder to own
Way higher redline 9,250 RPM vs 7,200 RPM Around 30% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Venom GT  vs
LaFerrari 
Brand Hennessey Ferrari
Price 950,000 1,300,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2013
Number built 30 499

design

Body style Coupe Coupe

transmission

Drivetrain RWD Rear wheel drive
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7

engine

Displacement 6,205 cc 6,262 cc
Cylinders V8 V12
Air compressor Turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9.2:1 13.5:1
Bore/stroke 4.1 in / 3.6 in 3.7 in / 2.96 in

road tests

Venom GT  vs
LaFerrari 
Top speed 270 mph 217 mph
1/4 mile 9.95 s 9.72 s
0-60mph 2.5 s 2.7 s
0-200kph 7 s 7 s
0-300kph 13.63 s 15 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 2.29 lb/hp 2.91 lb/hp
Maximum hp 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM 950 HP @ 9,000 RPM
Maximum torque 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM 663 ft-lb @ 6,750 RPM
Max RPM 7,200 RPM 9,250 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 40%/60% 41%/59%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,743 lb 2,766 lb
Width 77.2 in 78.4 in
Height 42.5 in 43.9 in
Length 183.3 in 185.1 in
Wheelbase 110.2 in 104.3 in
Hennessey Venom GT
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