Road Tests Real world tests of Huayra vs Venom GT


3.3 s
Venom GT
2.5 s

Top speed

231 mph
Venom GT
270 mph

1/4 mile

10.26 s
Venom GT
9.95 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Pagani Huayra

Reasons to consider the
Pagani Huayra

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Much more expensive sticker price $2.295M vs $950k Around 2.5x more expensive harder to own
Side view of Hennessey Venom GT

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Hennessey Venom GT

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A lot faster to 60mph 2.5 s vs 3.3 s Around 25% faster to 60mph
Faster top speed 270 mph vs 231 mph 39 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much more powerful engine 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 730 HP @ 7,500 RPM Around 65% stronger engine
Significantly better power-to-weight ratio 2.29 lb/hp vs 4.07 lb/hp Around 45% better power-to-weight ratio
More torque 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM vs 740 ft-lb @ 5,700 RPM 15% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster in the quarter mile 9.95 s vs 10.26 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Lighter curb weight 2,743 lb vs 2,970 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Huayra  vs
Venom GT 
Brand Pagani Hennessey
Price 2,295,000 950,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2010


Body style Coupe Coupe


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

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,970 lb 2,743 lb
Width 80.2 in 77.2 in
Height 46 in 42.5 in
Length 181.3 in 183.3 in
Wheelbase 110 in 110.2 in

road tests

Huayra  vs
Venom GT 
Top speed 231 mph 270 mph
1/4 mile 10.26 s 9.95 s
0-60mph 3.3 s 2.5 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.07 lb/hp 2.29 lb/hp
Maximum hp 730 HP @ 7,500 RPM 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 740 ft-lb @ 5,700 RPM 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 44%/56% 40%/60%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion


Displacement 6,000 cc 6,205 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Air compressor Twin turbocharger Turbocharger
Pagani Huayra
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Hennessey Venom GT
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