Just when you thought convertibles couldn’t get any faster, the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder is out to change the game. At $1.1-million, “combines a high-tech lightweight British chassis with a powerful American V-8. The Venom GT’s power plant is a 6.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 offering a Veyron Super Sport-equaling 1,200-hp. The mid-engine V-8 transmits power to the rear tires via a Ricardo six-speed gearbox (as used in the Ford GT).” Continue reading for the video.

The Venom GT coupe has a curb weight of around 2,600 pounds, and we anticipate the spyder version to add a few pounds to that number. The open top and extra weight should hamper performance slightly, but its design will provide a clear window to the V-8 engine music. Brembo brakes with six-piston calipers and 15-inch carbon ceramic rotors reside at all four corners to bring the car to a high-speed halt.

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