KAR performance in Bahrain decided to bring along their VenomGT to yesterday's open track day for a quick run. Here is a video I took of it hitting 300+kph on the long straight.
I think it's very far from being "incredible performance machine" at the end of the day it's just a lotus with more HP and with the price tag over a million bucks!!! Yeah I think I'll take a Bugatti Veyron or Laferrari or mclaren P1 over this thing any day!To me, it's an incredible performance machine.
Which heads are used on the VenomGT? I don't think I've ever come across this being specified anywhere so, I'm curious.My beef with the Venom is factory GM block and cheap heads. I mean, for $1M bucks I'd AT LEAST expect an GMPP LSX block, billet crank, billet rods, All Pro heads, and some -AN and hardline BOV/Wastegate lines.
AFAIK the Venom is registered as a Lotus, therefore, it's a tuned Lotus. RUF cars are considered a unique manufacturer by the Germans, and the Tesla is registered as a Tesla. I can't speak to the MirageGT or Callaway cars. As for Opel or Vauxhall, they're the same thing in different locations. Vauxhall in the UK and Opel elsewhere. Badge engineering at its finest.Starting with the bare aluminum tub, they created their own completely new front and rear structures, suspension, brakes, power train and body work refined by Delta Motorsport for improved aerodynamics. The GM block has been revised for added strength and has completely custom internals.
Not exactly the same as dropping a stock GM V8 into a Lotus in your garage.
In my opinion, Its a great looking car, by all accounts of people that have actually driven it, it is an incredible performance machine. All the examples tested have demonstrated repeatable performance and it has a warranty.
I'd like to enjoy reading more about the VenomGt but, it seems every time there is a post about it, someone jumps in complaining about it being a million dollar lotus but, readily accept a RUF mirageGT or, Callaway Super Speedster without question. Or, have no problems with the Tesla Roadster or even the Opel or Vauxhall variants.