Steven Tyler's Hennessey Venom GT Spyder gets dyno tested [Video]
It looks like Hennessey Performance is putting the final touches on Steven Tyler’s 2013 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder. As we reported on last month, the American Idol judge and Aerosmith star had ordered the Venom GT Spyder that is being custom built by Hennessey Performance in Sealy, Texas. In the video below, the Hennessey team is seen dyno testing a 2013 Venom GT Spyder that is presumed to be Steven Tyler’s and is given a thank you at the end of the video.
Tyler is well known for his love of fast motorcycles and now will be getting an even faster car to add to his motorcycle collection. Tyler launched Dirico Motorcycles in 2007 the bikes are designed by Steven Tyler and engineered by Mark Dirico, and built by AC Custom Motorcycles in Manchester New Hampshire.
Steven Tyler has been a long time motorcycle fan and riding enthusiast. Tyler said, “You get on one of these bikes and you can ride for days. These bikes are slick, rugged, and just damn cool. And they’re amazing to look at.” We can just imagine what Tyler will say when he gets behind the wheel of his new Hennessey Venom GT Spyder for the first time.
Steven Tyler’s Hennessey Venom GT Spyder will keep him entertained
Even though we aren’t given the dyno numbers in the video, it looks like the car is ready to smoke the expensive rear tires. Steven Tyler’s $1.1 million Hennessey outfitted Hennessey Venom GT Spyder is built off a modified Lotus Elise/Exige chassis and powered by a General Motors 6.2 liter twin-tubocharged sequential Multi-Port Electronic Fuel InjectionV-8 engine that is also found in the Chevy Corvette ZR1.
Hennessey Performance says it has been tested up to 260 mph. The supercar will sprint from 0-60 mph in an incredible 2.5 seconds, and 0-200 in 15.3 seconds. That will be fast enough to keep Steven Tyler entertained for a long time. Tyler who is know as the “Demon of Screamin” due to his high screams and wide vocal range, may be screaming at the top of his 62 year-old lungs when he gets behind the wheel of his new Hennessey Venom GT Spyder with a mind-numbing amount of horsepower.
The horsepower is adjustable with 3 settings: 800 hp, 1,000 hp & 1,200 hp and has 1,155 lb. ft. of torque when set at 1,200 horsepower. The Aluminum V-8 is mated to a Ricardo six-speed manual transmission and sits underneath a carbon fiber composite body. The car weights in at 2,685 lbs.
John Hennessey said, "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."
Steven Tyler’s 2013 Venom GT Spyder is reported to be ready for the American Idol finale on May 22 and 23rd, but don’t look for the supercar to be a part of the program.