1996 Dodge Viper Hennessey Venom 600 F1
(Featured on 9th January 2012)
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Dodge Viper Hennessey Venom 600.
This is a rare opportunity for you to obtain a piece of High Performance Drivers Machine and one of the fastest street cars available!
In 1996/97 as a Brand new standard Dodge Viper RT/10 of 1996 Vintage it arrived at Hennessey Performance, the Ultimate American Tuning Company for an $80,000 upgrade which at $10k more than the original price brought the asking price to $150,000, for this money, no superchargers, turbos or other go faster bits, just RAM, Raw American Muscle!.
I could talk to you all day about the mods carried out by Hennessey, but suffice to say, BEHR Brakes, No Traction Control, No Bs, oops ABS, Hennessey roof and window glass AND the widest tyres I've ever seen... This to an already very light car, which then became one of the scariest fastest driver roadcars available.
Heres an interesting comparison for you, in 1997 the fastest most exotic car anywhere was the Ferrari F50.
1997 Ferrari F50 1997 Dodge Viper Venom 600.
0-60 3.7 0-100 8.2 0-60 3.3 0-100 7.
1/4MILE 12.1 1/4 MILE 11.3@131MPH.
Top speed 202MPH with 513BHP top speed 205MPH with 607BHP.
The Hennessey is actually faster than the ENZO, F50 replacement, but that wasn't available in 1997!! and still, to this day this Hennessey is one of the greats and in regard of price is one of the least costly Hyper cars on the market.