By Bob Vincent
Steven Tyler clearly prefers life in the fast lane. The “American Idol” judge and Aerosmith frontman added to his rewarding year by buying the world’s fastest street-legal car, a $1.1 million hand-built convertible known as The Hennessey Venom GT Spyder
One of only five 2013 models to be made, Tyler’s is the soleconvertible of the batch, and is able to accelerate to 200 mph in 15.9 seconds. The musician came to the car’s makers with specific drop-top and motor requests, and accordingly, the car was custom-made based on the standard Venom GT prototype.
“We had to make a few structural changes to our integrated rollcage in order to be able to fit the removable top,” says John Hennessey, the car’s creator...