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.