Road Tests Real world tests of Model S vs Venom GT

0-60mph

Model S
4 s
Venom GT
2.5 s

Top speed

Model S
130 mph
Venom GT
270 mph

0-100mph

Model S
9.5 s
Venom GT
5.3 s

1/4 mile

Model S
12.4 s
Venom GT
9.95 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Tesla Model S

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Tesla Model S

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Side view of Hennessey Venom GT

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Hennessey Venom GT

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Faster top speed 270 mph vs 130 mph 140 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much more powerful engine 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 416 HP @ 5,000 RPM Around 3x stronger engine
Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
A lot faster in the quarter mile 9.95 s vs 12.4 s Around 20% faster at the drag strip
Much more torque 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM vs 443 ft-lb @ 5,100 RPM More than 90% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Way more expensive sticker price $950k vs $107k Around 9x more expensive harder to own
Faster to 100mph 5.3 s vs 9.5 s Around 45% faster to 100mph
Lighter curb weight 2,743 lb vs 3,825 lb Around 30% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Model S  vs
Venom GT 
Brand Tesla Hennessey
Price 107,350 950,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2010

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.19 lb/hp 2.29 lb/hp
Maximum hp 416 HP @ 5,000 RPM 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 443 ft-lb @ 5,100 RPM 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM
Engine placement Front Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Air compressor None Turbocharger
Fuels
Electricity
Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,825 lb 2,743 lb
Width 77.3 in 77.2 in
Height 56.5 in 42.5 in
Length 196 in 183.3 in
Wheelbase 116.5 in 110.2 in

road tests

Model S  vs
Venom GT 
Top speed 130 mph 270 mph
1/4 mile 12.4 s 9.95 s
0-60mph 4 s 2.5 s
0-100mph 9.5 s 5.3 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 1 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Tesla Model S
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