" We like rally-spec berlinettas. Something classic, incongruous about them. They remind us of the full blooded Stratos - and we think we've even seen a Ferrari or two don the spotlights with aplomb, right? This year Lotus stepped into the "
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?
CLICK TO ENLARGE