Road Tests Real world tests of Roadster Sport vs Venom GT


Venom GT
2.5 s

Top speed

Roadster Sport
124 mph
Venom GT
270 mph


Venom GT
5.3 s

1/4 mile

Venom GT
9.95 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Tesla Roadster Sport

Reasons to consider the
Tesla Roadster Sport

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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the Tesla Roadster Sport vs the Hennessey Venom GT.

Side view of Hennessey Venom GT

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Hennessey Venom GT

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Faster top speed 270 mph vs 124 mph 146 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much more powerful engine 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 285 HP @ 4,400 RPM Around 4.2x stronger engine
Much more torque 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM vs 281 ft-lb @ 0 RPM More than 3x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
A lot faster in the quarter mile 9.95 s vs 12.6 s More than 20% faster at the drag strip
A lot faster to 100mph 5.3 s vs 11.5 s 2.2x faster to 100mph
Way more expensive sticker price $950k vs $129k More than 7.2x more expensive harder to own

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Roadster Sport  vs
Venom GT 
Brand Tesla Hennessey
Price 128,500 950,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2010

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.56 lb/hp 2.29 lb/hp
Maximum hp 285 HP @ 4,400 RPM 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 281 ft-lb @ 0 RPM 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion



physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,724 lb 2,743 lb
Width 68 in 77.2 in
Height 44.4 in 42.5 in
Length 155.4 in 183.3 in
Wheelbase 92.6 in 110.2 in

road tests

Roadster Sport  vs
Venom GT 
Top speed 124 mph 270 mph
1/4 mile 12.6 s 9.95 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 2.5 s
0-100mph 11.5 s 5.3 s


Drivetrain Rear wheel drive RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 1 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Tesla Roadster Sport
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Hennessey Venom GT
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