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Hennessey Venom GT Is Even More Dangerous When Topless

At least, as far as your hearing is concerned.

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It’s hard to yell, “money ain’t a thing” from a car with a fixed hard top. Thankfully Hennessey Performance has announced that they will offer their Venom GT with a removable top for the 2013 model year.

The convertible model, dubbed the Venom GT Spyder, will be sold alongside the pre-existing Venom GT with only five of the supercars being manufactured. Both models will be identical in performance with a twin turbo V8 under the hood capable of producing 1200hp. The only decision you’ll have to make is whether you like the wind in your hair or a quiet ride, oh, and how deep you want to dig in your wallet; The Venom GT starts at $950,000 and the Spyder at $1.1 million. [via Hennessey]

Press Release:

Texas Supercar Goes Topless for 2013

SEALY, TEXAS – Hennessey Performance (HPE) will offer it’s ultra lightweight supercar with a removable roof. Dubbed the Venom GT Spyder, Hennessey’s 1200 horsepower, 1200 kilo, mid-engine monster will offer an extra dose of wind and sound when driven without the top.

“With the hardtop in place, the Venom GT offers a very visceral, raw, driving experience”, says company CEO, Don Goldman. “With the hardtop removed, the wind and the growl of the twin turbo V8 will offer our clients an even greater driving sensation.”

HPE will build just five Venom GTs for the 2013 model year, two of which have already been ordered. Deliveries will begin in the summer of 2012. Clients can purchase either model: the Venom GT – with a fixed hardtop roof, or the Venom GT Spyder – with the new removable top. Base pricing for the Venom GT is $950,000. The Venom GT Spyder is priced at $1.1 million.

“We are excited to be able to offer an open-air American supercar, built in Texas, that provides the best power to weight ratio available on the market,” says company founder, John Hennessey. “Simply put, the Venom GT Spyder is defined by its simplicity, elegance, performance and – for a lucky few – a driving experience like nothing else on Earth.”

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