"The Bugatti Veyron was an unashamed loss-making attempt to be the first road car to get over 1000PS, and it wasn't easy. Crashes in testing, massive issues with getting enough cooling to various hot bits and a look that wouldn't "
Mutant Exige from Silverstone Via Texas
Historically the fastest and sexiest piece of Anglo-American vehicular collaboration may have been the Mustang P51 fighter-bomber. But now, there’s a demonic transatlantic pretender to the P51’s throne.
Meet the Hennessey Venom GT. The engine’s from the Lone Star state and the Lotus Exige-based chassis is pieced together, and the car assembled (with trick running gear, traction control and a fusillade of Brembo pots) in our very own Silverstone.
Whilst the £600K price tag seems a little excessive for a tuned Lotus, only 10 will be made a year. And the feeling of 715bhp in a car that weighs just over a metric tonne is going to be something to experience.
Is it us, though, or are all hypercars starting to look the same?
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