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Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Buys Hennessey Venom GT [w/ video]

Source: Jalopnik | Published: Thu May 31, 2012

The Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler took delivery of the first-ever Venom GT Spyder. His Lotus Exige-based Spyder features a 1244-hp twin-turbo V8 which enables the car to accelerate to 200 mph in 15.9 seconds, eight seconds faster than a Bugatti Veyron.

The rock star was the first person to ask if he could have his without a top. 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.

"Steven came to us last year and asked if we could build his Venom GT as a roadster," said 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 hp to maintain our 1 horsepower per 1 kilogram power to weight ratio."

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