Watch: The Hennessey Venom F5 hits 400kph+

Getting a bit of practice for its 500kph target
by Vijay Pattni | Jan 11, 2022
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PHOTO: Hennessey Performance

You’ve seen it nearly rattle itself free from a dyno, then shoot flames from its quad exhausts. Now it’s time to watch Hennessey’s Venom F5 have a brief dalliance with the concept of ‘250mph.’ That’s just over 400kph. 

In this latest episode, John Hennessey’s incoming 1,792hp land-based missile does some high-speed stability tests at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds in Florida. Which means engaging the fabled ‘F5’ mode that allows the car to go very, very fast:

And from the brief flash we see here, it looks...stable, right? Certainly sounds stable, that tuned LS3—all 6.6 liters of twin-turbo V8 ‘Fury,’ as this engine is nicknamed—providing a lovely backdrop.

Hennessey is keen to stress that this is not a top-speed test, because you’ll remember the car’s top speed is projected at 500kph. Instead, it’s “one of many tests conducted by the Hennessey engineering team to evaluate high-speed stability and vehicle dynamics.”

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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