Hennessey Venom GT
If you are into domestic performance cars, you certainly know about Hennessey from Texas. In the last few decades, they have been one of the biggest names in aftermarket muscle and performance car parts, conversion kits, engines and more. And since 2011, they are also supercar manufacturers, thanks to the Venom GT.
The Venom GT is not a 100 percent American car, but rather a British-American hybrid. Although they based it on the Lotus Elise, they significantly modified, widened and stretched the car with a different suspension, brakes, design and drivetrain. In fact, practically everything is new and different from the original car. The power comes from a 7.0-liter LS2 V8 engine with three power levels, 800, 1,000 and 1,200 HP.
The Venom GT was available as a coupe or convertible. Also, it held the world record for the fastest production car. The acceleration time from 0 to 60 is 13.63 seconds with a top speed of 186 mph. Sadly, they ceased production in 2017 after building just 13 Venom GTs.