Thanks for the info. Yeah, I don't think it looks that bad, either. Just playing around. Much better than the Merdad render and actually I think this may turn out better looking than the HS, too, if it is executed well. Carbon seats with cutouts for harness could be enticing, but again, somewhat useless until somebody figures out how to mount a harness in the 12C. Maybe Hennessey should also think about some sort of harness bar. Problem is, I can't imagine the MonoCell can be modified in any way (or have something attached to it) that wouldn't jeopardize its integrity?John Hennessy is the guy behind the venom gt 1200hp 1000kg I think he will make a good job the attention to detail on the engine on the venom is exceptional.
When he was here last year at salon prive and goodwood I know he spent time with mclaren engineers, I don't think it looks that bad.
Besides the turbos been changed I reckon pwr charge coolers being added to help with lower charge air temps,Tial waste gates and blow off valves more aggressive front splitter and side skirts, extended side vents to force more air in and a gurney strip on the rear spoiler to help with downforce
The car ordered had a standard exhaust I think but the hot and cold side may sit different so a new titanium one will be made.
The wheels are machined mono block HRE they are light but expensive don't think there will be much in it compared to the super lights.
The seats will be carbon I hope instead of just covers and maybe The door cards.
This will be like a mini gt3 car all the mods are well thought out and there for a reason I don't think will be much quicker to 60mph but to 100Mph and beyond should be savage.
The Venom GT is (obviously) a lengthened Exige with a LS9 engine and new transmission/brakes. I imagine it must be nearly undrivable. It's ugly as well since the Lotus proportions are ruined by the stretch for the LS9. If you want to win drag races I guess it's pretty good...
Id rather take the SSC TUATARAThe Venom GT is (obviously) a lengthened Exige with a LS9 engine and new transmission/brakes. I imagine it must be nearly undrivable. It's ugly as well since the Lotus proportions are ruined by the stretch for the LS9. If you want to win drag races I guess it's pretty good...
Even if it was everything Hennessey claims it is, last I checked he was asking a cool $1 million for it. Don't think so...
Typical, Mclaren spend years in the wind tunnel and some block head tuner thinks he can do better. I think not.
Yes Senna,i made the point elsewhere about the rear diffuser,some people cannot see whats staring them in the face,and thats the Tuner.Guess he wants someone to stump up a deposit just by making a mock up on a computerTypical, Mclaren spend years in the wind tunnel and some block head tuner thinks he can do better. I think not.
"he spent considerable time with the car at goodwood" give me a break, i bet the engineers at MTC are still rolling on the floor with that one.
Other than the obvious "under the skin" things he hasnt considered ( like plumming for the charge air coolers and space for it), the most glaring problem i see is that huge cut angle of the rear diffuser, he must have made some radical transmission changes (like take it out) because its right there, at that wont fit like that !.
People like this should stick to trucks, and yank tanks that have no consideration to handling or aerodynamics.
i hope no one does this to their 12C.....
I would love to see his wind tunnel results..oh wait, you would need a wind tunnel, (other than the 10 freeway accross the Texas desert).Yes Senna,i made the point elsewhere about the rear diffuser,some people cannot see whats staring them in the face,and thats the Tuner.Guess he wants someone to stump up a deposit just by making a mock up on a computer
Absolutley,even on dry roads with winter salt deposits my back end was kicking out today in 3rd before the TC reigned it in again,so it would definatly need ajusting unless you wanted an undrivable beast like the big overpowered mercs that live on TC and are totally pointless,a massive amount of time and effort has gone into this,thats what makes it so quick.The biggest issue will be how the car adapts to any power curve changes. All of the fine tuning of the transmission shift points, traction control, and brake steer will be materially effected by a revised engine.