Steven Tyler’s Hennessey Venom Super GT – The World’s Fastest Car

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There are certain A-Listers where you can tell from a mile away they’re going to surpass even your wildest expectations with their OTT lifestyles. Needless to say, Mr. Steven Tyler of Aerosmith fame is the kind of guy to top the table in every respect – a life spent as the front-man of one of the world’s biggest rock bands is hardly going to make you any kind of shrinking violet, is it?

And that’s precisely why the American Idol judge should technically be the first of the panel to arrive for every taped session and show – he’s the proud owner of the fastest road car in the world…ever!

If you’re still living in the age of worshipping the Bugatti Veyron, it’s time to wake up to the new king of the speed hill – the 2012 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder. Now, it’s of course safe to say that there are more than a few of the things flying around as of 2014, but Steven Tyler shot to fame…like he wasn’t famous enough already…when he ordered and received the very first 2012 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder to roll off the production lines.

In total, only six units of the 2012 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder were made which in turn meant that no matter what price they went for on day-one, they were instantly worth a hell of a lot more. And as we’ve discussed previously, whack a famous face in the driving seat and you just know resale will head to another planet.

Based around the Lotus Elise, the 2012 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder is powered by a sizeable 7-litre V8 twin-turbo engine. And while it may have been built around several aspects of the Lotus Elise, the fact that it delivers in the region of 1,200BHP is nothing like its comparatively paltry counterpart.

When the automaker behind the 2012 Hennessey Venom GT was first approached by Tyler, he expressed his interest in buying the first one off the lines…though had one condition. He insisted that it had to be a convertible version, which in the case of most would have been laughed off, but for Mr. Aerosmith triggered a mammoth project to overhaul the thing.

“We had to make a few structural changes to our integrated rollcage in order to be able to fit the removable top,” said the firm’s founder when speaking to Yahoo! Autos.

“This increased the weight of our vehicle by about 30 pounds to a curb weight of 2743 pounds (1244 kilograms). We decided to increase the Venom GT’s power to 1244 bhp to maintain our 1 horsepower per 1 kilogram power to weight ratio.”

Of course there was a premium to pay for the upgraded version, but not exactly one that Tyler couldn’t stump up with ease. A ‘standard’ version of the hypercar will set you back in the region of $950,000 but if you want one that’s more like Tyler’s, you can up this to about $1.1 million.

Or the alternative is to make friends with someone very rich and ask for a play with theirs!