Steven Tyler buys world's fastest convertible (1244 HP twin turbo Hennessey Venom GT)


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Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler just took delivery of the world's fastest convertible. The Hennessey Venom GT Spyder will accelerate to 200mph in 15.9 seconds, eight seconds faster than a Bugatti Veyron. Tyler was the first person to ask if he could have his without a top.

"Steven came to us last year and asked if we could build his Venom GT as a roadster," says John Hennessey. "We had to make a few structural changes to our integrated rollcage in order to be able to fit the removable top. This increased the weight of our vehicle by about 30 lbs to a curb weight of 2743 lbs (1244 kilograms). We decided to increase the Venom GTs power to 1244 bhp to maintain our 1 horsepower per 1 kilogram power to weight ratio."

Only five Venom GTs will be built this year and Tyler's remains the only convertible. At a price of $1.1 million for the Lotus Exige chassis lengthened and braced to make room for a 7.0-liter, twin-turbo V8, it's easy to understand why interested customers are few and far between.

When Matt rode in a prototype a year ago, he described the hand-built supercar as, "the best way to die."








 

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I saw the yellow Hennessey Venom GT when I was in Houston. Honestly, I wasn't that impressed, but something about this one seems MUCH more badass. It really looks great in black!!!
 

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"Dude wants a 1200 hp roadster? How the hell are we going to keep the car from twisting itself apart?"

Looks like the ugly padded bars are the answer.

Next week's news story? "Steven Tyler crashes Venom." The guy falls while walking.
 

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Steven Tyler could drop dead tomorrow and I still would not give a shit.
 

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A million bucks? No thanks.



And cool green+white socks with sandals bro
 

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Doesn't change the fact that they have some of the best music ever made.
 

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Apparently Steven Tyler is a gearhead.

While in Cali last month, Dominick (4DoorBlackTop) got to drive a VW Thing. The owner was good friends with Steven Tyler and apparently Steven rebuilt the engine in his VW.

Kinda cool if true.
 

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0-200 in 15.9 HOLY FUCK.... it could get to 200 before my dd can even hit 1/4 mile.

that car fucking flys
 

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Arrowsmith used to be laughed at back in the '70s. Their concerts were under attended and their music was bad. They hung in there and eventually started to get fans as their music got better. If you had asked me in the '70s who would be a bigger group in 30 years between Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Doors, Pink Floyd, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones and Arrowsmith, Arrowsmith would have been a distant last.
 

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