By the end of this year, we’ll have been treated to a brand new hypercar from Hennessey, and there’s just one standout figure we can offer right now. The top speed of the Venom F5 will ‘approach’ 300mph – potentially the first road car to achieve it.
Instead of using a stretched, Frankenstein-esque Lotus Exige as a base, Hennessey is creating its own car to take on the Bugatti Chiron for the title of world’s fastest production car.
It’s named not after the refresh button on your computer keyboard, but after the F5 tornado. That’s the most powerful wind on earth, and the fact that F5 wind speeds measure between 261mph and 318mph might hint at what we can look forward to in the next few years.
The Venom F5 is the first car to emerge from Hennessey’s Special Vehicles offshoot, which sits alongside the famous tuning company. The on-site facilities include proving grounds and a quarter-mile dragstrip.
“The best way I can describe the Venom F5,” says John Hennessey, founder and CEO, “is that it is sophisticated aggression on wheels. We look forward to sharing F5 with the world later this year.”
It’s time to get excited.