Steven Tyler drops $1.1 million on world's fastest car

Steven Tyler Hennessey bought the world's fastest street-legal car the Venom GT Spyder.
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Steven Tyler bought the world's fastest street-legal car the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder.
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(CBS News) Steven Tyler dropped over a million dollars on the world's fastest street-legal car - the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder.

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The rocker and "American Idol" judge snatched up one of only five 2013 models and dropped a reported $1.1 million on his new ride.

"Steven came to us last year and asked if we could build his Venom GT as a roadster," John Hennessey told Yahoo Auto.

Tyler's is the only convertible of the group and is able to accelerate to 200 mph in 15.9 seconds, beating Bugatti's Veyron by 8 mph, reports Yahoo.

Tyler just wrapped up the 11h season of "American Idol" and is now scheduled to hit the road with Aerosmith for its  summer "Global Warming Tour."