Hennessey Venom F5 Bringing Its 1,600 American Horses To Geneva

Hennessey Special Vehicles wants to be up there with the big boys, such as the Bugatti Chiron and Koenigsegg Regera, and they might have the perfect weapon to do get your attention: the Venom F5.

Revealed at SEMA last year, the hypercar is now coming at the Geneva Motor Show, for its European premiere. It will be on display at the Swiss city from March 6 until the end of the event on March 18.

So, what is so special about the Hennessey Venom F5, you ask? That would be its ability to break the 300mph (483km/h) barrier. According to John Hennessey, this is “no question of if”, “but a question of when”.

To meet their goal, Hennessey Special Vehicles, together with their partners at Shell and Pennzoil, made sure that it has the lowest possible drag, and that the chassis and panels can cope with the insane speed. Next, they strapped a new twin-turbo V8 engine to it, which delivers a whopping 1,600 horsepower, and after a lot of fine tuning, they finally completed it.

Officially, the Hennessey Venom F5 takes less than 10 seconds to reach 300km/h (186mph) from a standstill, and under 30 seconds before it breaks the 400km/h (249mph) barrier. The claimed top speed is 484km/h (301mph).

As expected with what could become the world’s fastest production car, Hennessey will only make 24 units, and 10 of them have been already spoken for, despite costing in excess of $1.6 million (equal to €1.3 million) in the US of A.

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  • Cool guy

    That is the worst fitting sport blazer/uniform ever!

    • HE ALWAYS LOOKS LIKE A PUTZ.

    • SteersUright

      Almost missed that, but I cant say you’re wrong.

  • MAYBE TEAMING UP WITH A TIRE MANUFACTURER WOULD BE IN ORDER.

    • Interesting thought, I can’t recall what tire they used on the Venom GT 270mph run. Was it Pirelli?

      • THAT I DON’T KNOW. BUGATTI WAS SAYING THE TIRE MAY BE THE LIMITATION TO GOING OVER 300. MICHELIN PUT A RECOMMENDED LIMIT ON THE TIRES THEY SUPPLIED SO I GUESS THEY WOULD KNOW. WE’LL SOON SEE I SUPPOSE.

  • willhaven

    Looks great and it also looks like a kit car. They’re going to ask too much for this and it’ll come with a GM V8 engine which is not special enough. Still though, would be awesome to see a 300mph production car.

    • Based on Venom GT, I’m sure this car will sell, especially in supercar hungry market in USA.

  • PK

    AMG Project One rivalry???? If it is then I’m down!!!! <3

    • I think it’s more Chiron or Regera. Project One is aimed as fastest in the track like Valkyrie.

      • PK

        hypercar design like this for the venom f5 looks like a proper rivalry to the amg project one.

        • Well Chiron is more like a super GT Hypercar, and Venom is basically made to be the fastest thing with license plate. In order to achieve high speed, these cars need to be slippery. Therefore their aerodynamic is not optimized for downforce.

          Project One and Valkyrie meanwhile, is design to be the fastest car on circuit, so they have aerodynamic that makes them stick to the tarmac in expense of top speed, beside those two car had to make sacrifices in terms of interior too, while car like Chiron is as usable as Golf.

          • PK

            i kinda agree that the chiron’s interior is not what i expected to be. i mean of course mercedes and aston are all about luxury. their interior designs had to look beautiful.

          • How do you expect Bugatti interrior tbh? I think the current Bugatti interior concept is leftover from the Italian EB 110 days.

          • PK

            I expected tech. alot of tech. that’s pretty much it in my opinion.

          • Fair enough, that’s a good point.

          • PK

            what about you?

  • The same one from SEMA I believe, they haven’t built the running prototype yet. It’s a fiberglass static model.

  • It would be better if they make running prototype first, and Hennessey needs to calm down in addressing his critics (Remember when certain US based automotive site question him and his reply was simply “I had it calculated, don’t worry”)

  • SteersUright

    Great looking for an early 2000’s supercar. I do like it, but somehow it looks old rather than all-new.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    does koenighegg present?

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