The Hennessey Venom F5 is a sports car developed and manufactured by the American tuner come vehicle-manufacturing company Hennessey Special Vehicles of Texas, established in 2017. Hennessey has contracted with Delta Motorsport of Silverstone for the development of the vehicle.
In 2017 the Hennessey Venom was unveiled in concept form.
The hypercar made its debut as a road-going model in December 2020, and now Hennessey has delivered the first Venom F5 to a customer, rumoured to have cost at least £1.57 million.
The Venom comes without airbags, which impacts the road-legal status, meaning it can only be registered in America with a ‘Show and Display’ status, meaning owners will not be able to drive it more than 2,500 miles per annum.
There will be a total of 24 cars only maintaining exclusivity.
As to performance, Hennessey is claiming a top speed of 300 mph with a view of reaching 311 mph (500kph) eventually. It will reach 62 mph in 2.6 seconds, 124 mph in 4.7 seconds, to 186 mph (300 km/h) in 8.4 seconds, and from 0 to 248 mph (400 km/h) in 15.5 seconds.
Earlier this year, the Venom F5 achieved 200 mph using its current rear-wheel-drive, twin-turbo, 6.6 litre V8. However, it was detuned to 900 hp, approximately 50% of its new capability of 1,817 hp.