Bugatti’s top speed Chiron prototype was 40 mph faster than the Chiron Sport.
Hennessey wants to go one step further with the Venom F5 and steal the record from Bugatti.
Hennessey will consider building an F5 Roadster only after deliveries of the Coupe start in 2020.
The Venom F5 sports a twin-turbo, 7.6-liter V8 and should hit 300 mph in less than 10 seconds.
He also believes the 0-60 mph benchmark has become irrelevant now that so many EVs deliver sub-3-second times.
Hennessey says the car only needs to 1,520 hp to hit 300 mph.
Hennessey will do whatever it takes to ensure the Venom F5 eclipses 300 mph.
The engine could enable the F5 to become the first road-going model to exceed 300 mph.
The latest word has it that Hennessey will reveal more (maybe even full) specifications on the new Venom F5 hypercar during Monterey Car Week.
A number of companies are vying to be the first to 300 mph but tires play one of the most important roles.
The run was considered after engineers said its drag coefficient was way better than the GT.
Because, you know, a twin-turbo 8.0-liter V8 may not be enough for Hennessey’s new Venom.