Ever since Hennessey Performance unveiled the Venom F5, the talk regarding the car has been about reaching the 300 MPH mark. That’s because company founder John Hennessey has confirmed that the car’s benchmark is 300 MPH. While production of the presumed fastest car will start in late 2019, the tuner is building one car first. This car is the one Hennessey plans to use for a top-speed run sometime next year.
“That’s our big, hairy, audacious goal. When we accomplish one goal, we look for the next mountain to climb, and so the real big mountain for us was to design, develop, and build our own bespoke car,” Hennessey told Automobile.
The Venom F5 will have a bespoke biturbo charged 8.0-liter V8 engine producing 1,600 horsepower and 1,300 pound-feet of torque. Hennessey claims a weight under 3,000 pounds and a drag coefficient of 0.33. The hyper car sports a carbon-fiber tub, traction control, and an adjustable suspension. Something that’s missing that’s now pretty common on hyper cars – active aerodynamics. The F5 has no such technology. However, Hennessey noted the engine could receive two additional turbos to help achieve its 300-MPH goal.
During the interview with Automobile, Hennessey wouldn’t give the name of the American designer behind the awesome car. Hennessey told the magazine, “You would know his name. There’s a car within your eyesight right now that he’s designed. He’s done work with the other major brands. He wants to remain anonymous, but he’s one of the best in the world.”
The test run will probably be held next year in Texas where the company’s headquarters are situated.
This car will be the start of an inspiring journey of achieving top speeds only possible in the imagination of a nine-year old. This will slap down the big car companies like Bugatti and Koenigsegg and will be the emerald of 21st century cars accompanied by raw power and will.