Hennessey is an American tuner/constructor known for its super-powerful versions of American saloons, muscle cars, pickups and so on. But the company also designs and manufactures its own creations, the most recent of which is the Venom F5. A monster of more than 1,800 horsepower with a price tag of 2.1 million dollars (1.8 million euros). Only 24 units will be built, all of which are now sold out.
500 km/h target
Like compatriot SSC Tuatara, the Hennessey Venom F5 aims to break the magical 500 km/h barrier. A speed he wants to achieve with his 6.6-litre V8 with a few whoppers of turbos, for a peak power of 1,817 hp, which should make the Hennessey F5 the most powerful production car ever.
Entirely designed by Hennessey, the model is almost entirely constructed from carbon fiber, with a line dictated by aerodynamics to achieve favorable aerodynamics, but also to remain stable at those extremely high speeds. Inside you sit in a custom bucket seat and you are surrounded by an interior with a lot of carbon and also a lot of leather.
Future already in sight
Deliveries will begin at the end of 2021, but development of the Hennessey Venom F5 is still ongoing. The model would get some improvements and, why not, maybe even a homeless version that can follow the first 24 copies.
“Sales are just the beginning of the F5 journey for us, our customers and our fans. Production has already started, deliveries to customers will start this year and will continue until 2023. not all, as we still have some surprises up our sleeve for F5, with the Track Pack improvements in the first place, then something else that is literally out of this world!” said John Hennessey, Founder and CEO from the company. Can we expect a rocket version like the Tesla Roadster?
John Hennessey is a passionate and exciting man, with also a portion of fantasy, somewhat reminiscent of an American Christian von Koenigsegg. But above all, it is someone who wants to push the boundaries. We are curious what will come of it.