FIRST DRIVE: Hennessey Venom F5 – World’s Maddest Hypercar? 1817bhp 300mph+
2.6sec. to 100/km
At the core of the F5 is an ultra-lightweight carbon fiber monocoque that tips the scales at just 86kg
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The Hennessey Venom F5 is a sports car developed and manufactured by the American vehicle-manufacturing company Hennessey Special Vehicles which was established in 2017.
Hennessey has contracted with Delta Motorsport of Silverstone, England for the development of the vehicle, which will be the company’s first all new proprietary vehicle as an accredited titled manufacturer. Delta Motorsport also produced all of the previous generation Venom GT cars for Hennessey at its facility in England.
The F5 name is a reference to the F5 tornado, the highest rating on the Fujita scale, attaining speeds as high as 261–318 mph (420–512 km/h).
Hennessey as a manufacturer aims to reach top speeds in excess of 300 mph (485 km/h) to attain the title of world‘s fastest production car.
Production will be limited to 24 units, 12 of which were already sold by December 2020. The price of the car in the United States was initially US$1.6 million, but later increased to US$2.1 million for the remaining 12 units.
Eight cars are planned to be built and delivered in 2021. In August 2021 the company officially announced that it had customer orders for and sold all planned 24 units of the F5