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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Hennessey Venom GT?

Hennessey Venom GT

Hennessey is a well-known tuner of all things domestic, but recently he set his sights on a supercar of his own, and created what just might be the new high-water mark in hypercar performance.

Hennessey Venom GT Engine

Called the Venom GT, it’s loosely based on a Lotus Elise, though with a tweaked and twin-turbo’ed Corvette ZR1 engine behind the driver making 1,200hp and propelling a 2,548-pound, carbon fiber body, it’s probably closer to a UFO in the book of automotive taxonomy than any four-wheeled vehicle.

Hennessey Venom GT Interior

Add it all up, and you’ve got a $1million Bugatti Veyron beater that will go to 62mph in 2.9 seconds on its way to a top speed of 260mph.

Put me down for two.

[Hennessey – Venom GT]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: IAD Mosler MT900 GTR XX Land Shark?

IAD Mosler MT900 GTR XX Land Shark

If you believe the claims that Intense Automotive Design is making, then what you see here is the fastest production car… ever.

Based on a Mosler MT900 GTR XX, the twin-turbo monster, nicknamed the Land Shark, claims to be making 2,500hp at a red line of 10,000 rpm on its way to a top speed of 305 mph! (And apparently, with 118 octane racing fuel and IAD aerodynamic modifications, you can increase that speed to a freakishly fast 375+ mph. Apparently.)

To put that in perspective, by the time a quick car makes it to 60 mph (around 6.7 seconds) the IAD Mosler will already be going 150 mph, and 2.3 seconds later, it’ll have done a quarter mile at 178 mph in just 9.0 seconds. Plus, if you just want to see how fast you can get to 150, the IAD Mosler will go from a standing start to 150 mph and back to zero again in just 8.7 seconds.

IAD Mosler MT900 GTR XX Land Shark Detail

To get there, modifications include a four fuel system, a custom all wheel drive system made of titanium and carbon fiber, and all-titanium suspension system, aerodynamic modifications including a front splitter and a fully adjustable rear wing, and carbon fiber wheels with magnesium centers that are attached to the car with titanium lug nuts.

Since the car will remain a mystery until actual numbers get checked and verified, we’ll just have to take IAD’s word for it, but they do plan to show off what it’s capable off during the 2009 Bonneville Speed Week, and then send it over to the Nurburgring for a few hot laps in the hands of Michael Schumacher, so I just hope it lives up to expectations.

[Via: World Car Fans]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: World’s Fastest Street Legal Car?

World's Fastest Street Legal Car

There are plenty of ridiculous looking drag cars out there stalking the strip, but most aren’t Tuner Tuesday worthy because they’re just built to go fast ¼ mile at a time.

What you see here however is the World’s Fastest Street Legal Car, a ’63 Corvette that will do the quarter in 6.95 seconds at 210.54 mph, then cruise down the street with working headlights, taillights, turn signals, wipers, and more on 93 octane.

Despite its street-ability, don’t pull up to it at a stop light and expect to win though, because with 2,400 horsepower on tap thanks to a twin-turbo’ed, 400 cubic-inch small block, it’ll be gone and to 60 mph in just one second. Flat. (Though if you can chase it down, it only gets 10 MPG, so you might have a chance after a mile or two!)

[Via: Baltimore Sun Via: 0-60 Mag]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Sniper?

Sniper

Though I doubt a cobra and a viper have ever come together to mate in nature, the result of this unholy matrimony looks pretty darn good to me!

Called the “Sniper”, it’s a 1994 SVT Cobra Mustang that now has the heart and soul of a V10 Viper engine transplanted within, and twin-turbos on top of the whole thing because apparently, 500 horses just isn’t enough.

To fit the monster mill into the engine bay of the ‘stang, CobraScott (his TheTurboForums nickname) moved the firewall back 10 inches, built a custom k-member, custom trans mount, and added a 10-point cage to the inside for safety. (Basically a must-have when your car is making more horsepower than a train!)

Scott also added twin T-76 turbos, Alcon brakes, coilover suspension and Forgeline wheels to round out the package, though I wonder if he’ll need anything more than a gas pedal, a seatbelt and a smile.

The project isn’t finished just yet, but it’s coming along nicely, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see this sniper picking off adversaries on the streets in no time.

[TheTurboForums – Sniper]

[Via: Mustang News]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: ASI W66GTS?

ASI W66GTS Sides

It’s hard to deny that the ASI W66GTS is anything but a head turning car. (In case you were wondering, ASI stands for Accuracy, Spirit and Imagination.)

ASI W66GTS Front And Back

Featuring the company’s dry carbon fiber hood, trunk and wing, the gold Bentley’s strikingly flowered paint scheme is hand painted onto the car by none other than Japan’s very own Nakamura Tetsuei.

If you’re worried that the exterior was the only part of this car to go under the knife though, then fear not, as the twin-turbo W12 was also the beneficiary of a hefty power jump to the tune of up to 800 horsepower.

It’s definitely not a car for everybody, but in a land filled with Ferraris and Lamborghinis, young oil tycoons are having to try harder and harder each day to stand out at the Dubai drive through.

[ASI – Bentley W66GTS]