Road Tests Real world tests of Exige CupR vs Venom GT

Top speed

Exige CupR
170 mph
Venom GT
270 mph

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Lotus Exige CupR

Reasons to consider the
Lotus Exige CupR

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Lighter curb weight 2,293 lb vs 2,743 lb More than 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Hennessey Venom GT

Reasons to consider the
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 366 HP @ 7,200 RPM More than 3.2x stronger engine
Much more torque 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM vs 304 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM More than 2.8x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much bigger engine 6,205 cc vs 3,456 cc Around 80% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Exige CupR  vs
Venom GT 
Brand Lotus Hennessey
Type of car Race car Production car
Year 2013 2010

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.27 lb/hp 2.29 lb/hp
Maximum hp 366 HP @ 7,200 RPM 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 304 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 7,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,293 lb 2,743 lb

road tests

Exige CupR  vs
Venom GT 
Top speed 170 mph 270 mph

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Gear ratios
1: 3.54:1
2: 1.91:1
3: 1.41:1
4: 1.09:1
5: 0.97:1
6: 0.86:1

engine

Displacement 3,456 cc 6,205 cc
Cylinders V6 V8
Air compressor Supercharger Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.7 in / 3.3 in 4.1 in / 3.6 in
Valves per cylinder 4 2
Lotus Exige CupR
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Hennessey Venom GT
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