Hennessey Venom F5
Hennessey Special Vehicles
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Production 2019
Class Hypercar
Body Style 2-door coupe
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Weight 1,338 kg (2,950 lb)
Transmission 7-speed single-clutch semi-automatic
Engine 7.4 L twin-turbocharged V8
Power 1,600 hp (1,193 kW; 1,622 PS)
Similar Bugatti Chiron, Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport
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The Hennessey Venom F5 is a high-performance sports car manufactured by Texas-based Hennessey Special Vehicles, a division of Hennessey Performance Engineering. This car is the first in-house constructed vehicle from the tuner company.

The car's F5 name is a reference to the F5 tornado, the fastest in the Fujita scale, reaching as high as 300 mph (483 km/h).

Initial release

The Hennessey Venom F5 was unveiled at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 1, 2017, with high expectations of its intended world-beating speed record. Using its project 2.0 second 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) acceleration and projected 301 mph (484 km/h) top speed, Hennessey’s Venom F5 aims to eliminate the Bugatti Chiron on all acceleration and speed factors.

The price of the car in the United States will be $1.6 million, and €1.2 million in Europe, and only 24 units are to be produced. The owners of the car will only be hand-picked, in lieu of "first come, first serve".


The Venom F5 contains a 7.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8, their first in-house engine. It produces 1,600 hp (1,193 kW; 1,622 PS) and 1,300 lb·ft (1,763 N·m). The car uses oil from Pennzoil, who have been working with Hennessey to help reach the 300 mph (483 km/h) top speed mark. The top speed is claimed to be 301 mph (484 km/h) through a V-MAX speed-tracking system. Hennessey predicts the car can perform 0–186 mph (0–300 km/h) in a time of under 10 seconds and a 0–249 mph (0–400 km/h) time of under 20 seconds.

The transmission is a paddle-shifted 7-speed single-clutch semi-automatic transmission, which runs on the rear wheels, making the car rear-wheel drive.

The chassis and body consist almost entirely of carbon fiber. Active aerodynamics are now paired with the body, a first for Hennessey. The weight reportedly stands at 2,950 lb (1,338 kg) with fluids, setting the power-to-weight ratio at 1,195 hp per ton. Because the body is more aerodynamic than the Venom GT, it has an improved drag coefficient of Cd=0.33.

Targeted speed records

Production car speed record

The Hennessey Venom F5 aims to go faster than the Venom GT. The Venom GT made a single direction run of 270.4 mph (435.2 km/h) on February 14, 2014, although it failed to have the numbers to qualify as a production car and world records require runs in opposition directions to cancel the effects of tail winds, slopes, etc.

0-400-0 km/h acceleration

The 0-400-0 km/h record refers to the time it takes for a car to reach 400 km/h (249 mph) from a standstill and return to a complete stop. The current record holder is the Koenigsegg Agera RS, which set a time of 36 seconds, stealing the title from the previous holder, the Bugatti Chiron, weeks after it was set. Hennessey, however, isn't concerned with breaking this record. Quoting John Hennessey, "I think that’s a number that the guys from Bugatti and Koenigsegg came up with because they couldn’t beat our top speed number."


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