Steven Tyler to be entertained with new Hennessey Venom GT Spyder
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith fame and one of the judges on American Idol, is well known for his love of fast bikes and his involvement with Dirico Motorcycles. But now, Tyler is venturing into the world of supercars and has just ordered a 2013 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder from Hennessey Performance in Sealy, Texas.
Inside Line reported that Tyler called John Hennessey, and asked for “something special.” John Hennessey knew exactly what to build for the Aerosmith frontman, a custom Venom GT Spyder. Tyler’s car will be ready for the American Idol finale on May 22 and 23rd, but the supercar will not be a part of the program.
"Steven is the nicest, coolest, most talented guy I have ever met in my life. And when he came to me to build him a special car, I took it as an honor to be able to help entertain a guy who entertains tens of millions of people every week." Hennessey added.
Tyler’s Venom GT Spyder, fitted out by Hennessey, is actually built off a modified Lotus Elise/Exige chassis and powered by a General Motors 6.2 liter twin-tubocharged V-8 engine that is also found in the Chevy Corvette ZR1. The company says it has been tested up to 260 mph. The car goes from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds, and 0-200 in 15.3 seconds.