Hennessey’s 300mph Road Car Unveiled

Into a world dominated by the pandemic-driven obsession with escapism roars an automotive tribute to excess – a 300mph plus road car.

Specialist automaker Hennessey Performance has unveiled the production version of its Venom F5 hypercar, a $2.1M vehicle limited to just 24 units employing a bespoke 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged V8 gasoline engine named ‘Fury’, claiming 1,812bhp at 8,000rpm and 1,193lb-ft of torque. The manufacturer says this power married to an overall weight of only 1,360kgs (2998lbs) will deliver 0 to 62mph takes less than three seconds and 0-124mph in under five seconds. As part of its validation, the F5 is targeting a top speed in excess of 311mph, a feat it is scheduled to prove with a transparent and independently verified top speed run in 2021 ahead of its launch.

The project is overseen by company founder and CEO John Hennessey, who has shaped every aspect of the car’s specification, design and development as the culmination of more than 30 years building fast cars.

He said: “Our customers love speed, so we’re fired-up to push the boundaries of what’s possible to attempt the world’s fastest production car record, but the Venom F5 is about more than just speed and power. This car will handle superbly, quality is exceptional, there are more than 3,000 bespoke parts, materials are exquisite, everything is a fitting tribute to 30 years of the Hennessey brand.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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