Hennessey Venom F5

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Hennessey Venom F5
Hennessey Venom F5 Genf 2018.jpg
Manufacturer Hennessey Special Vehicles
Production 2019 (expected) [1]
Model years 2019 (expected) [1]
Assembly Sealy, Texas, United States
Body and chassis
Class Sports car (S)
Body style 2-door coupe
Layout Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Engine 7.6 L twin-turbocharged V8[2]
Power output 1,600 hp (1,622 PS; 1,193 kW)
1,300 lb⋅ft (1,763 N⋅m)
Transmission 7-speed single-clutch semi-automatic
6-speed manual (optional)
Curb weight 1,338 kg (2,950 lb)(est)
Predecessor Hennessey Venom GT

The Hennessey Venom F5 is an upcoming American high-performance sports car manufactured by Hennessey Special Vehicles. The Venom F5 will be the first vehicle to be developed and manufactured in-house from the company including the chassis, body work, engine and exhaust system developed by the company along with other bespoke components.[3][4]

The F5 name is a reference to the F5 tornado, the fastest in the Fujita scale, reaching as high as 261–318 mph (420–512 km/h).

Initial release[edit]

The Hennessey Venom F5 was unveiled at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 1, 2017, with high expectations of its intended world-beating speed record. With the Venom F5, Hennessey intends to set a new benchmark in the world of high performance cars.


Rear third quarter view

Initial reports had the Venom F5 powered by a completely bespoke and proprietary 7.4 L twin-turbocharged V8 engine, later it was revealed that while being still in development, the engine is to have an even larger capacity of 8.0 liters.[2] The engine is estimated to produce 1,600 hp (1,193 kW; 1,622 PS) and 1,300 lb⋅ft (1,763 N⋅m) of torque. Pennzoil and Shell are partners with Hennessey to help fund the 301 mph (484 km/h) record attempt.[5] The top speed is claimed to be 301 mph (484 km/h) through a V-MAX speed-tracking system. Hennessey predicts the car will perform 0–186 mph (0–300 km/h) in a time of under 10 seconds and a 0–249 mph (0–400 km/h) time of under 20 seconds.[5][6]

The available transmissions will be a 7-speed single-clutch semi-automatic transmission with paddle shifters, driving the rear wheels, making the car rear-wheel drive[7] along with a 6-speed manual transmission both offered as an option to customers.

The chassis and body will be made almost entirely of carbon fiber. Active aerodynamics are now paired with the body, a first for Hennessey. The weight reportedly stands at 2,950 lb (1,338 kg) with fluids, setting the power-to-weight ratio at 1,196 hp per ton.[8] Because of the use of active aerodynamics and a sleek, new design it has an estimated drag coefficient of Cd=0.33.[1]

The brakes are from Brembo, and the tires provided are Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires offering high grip and rigidity.


The price of the car in the United States will be US$1.6 million, and GB£1.2 million in Europe with the planned production of only 24 units. [7][5] The owners of the car will only be hand-picked, in lieu of "first come, first serve" basis.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Horncastle, Rowan (2017-11-01). "New Hennessey Venom F5 aims for 300mph". Top Gear. UK. Retrieved 2017-11-02. 
  2. ^ a b "Hennessey Special Vehicles". 2018-08-24. 
  3. ^ "Hennessey teases fans and challenges Bugatti with the Venom F5". CTV News. Canada. 2017-06-20. Retrieved 2017-06-20. 
  4. ^ Silvestro, Brian (2017-11-02). "Hennessey Venom F5 Pictures and Info - New Hennessey Hypercar Revealed". Road & Track. US. Retrieved 2018-06-01. 
  5. ^ a b c Finnerty, Joe (2017-11-01). "IT'S VENOM-ENAL! Hennessey Venom F5 hypercar promises to be the first road car to hit 300mph making it the fastest car EVER". The Sun. UK. Retrieved 2017-11-01. 
  6. ^ "Venom F5". Hennessey Venom GT. US. 2014-08-04. Retrieved 2017-06-20. 
  7. ^ a b Gustafson, Sven (2017-11-01). "301 mph, 1,600 hp: Hennessey Venom F5 details emerge". US: Autoblog. Retrieved 2017-11-01. 
  8. ^ Courtney, Will (2017-11-01). "The Hennessey Venom F5 Is America's Homegrown, 301-MPH Hypercar". The Drive. Israel. Retrieved 2017-11-01. 

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