A roadster Hennessey Venom F5 could follow after the coupe

With ridiculous performance figures to match
by Tom Harrison | May 18, 2019
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As production of the F5 Coupe begins, John Hennessey has confirmed that a roadster version of his 1,600hp-plus, allegedly-480+kph hypercar could follow in 2021.

The F5’s carbon tub, which is engineered in the UK by a company called Delta Motorsport, was designed for both coupe and roadster body styles. So if/when the time comes, it shouldn’t need much messing about with. Said time will be 2021 or thereabouts, as Hennessey is committed to building coupes through 2020.

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The first coupe—a development prototype—will begin testing later this year, and customers aren’t scheduled to get their cars until 2020 at the earliest. Just 24 coupes will be built at a cost of $1.6 million (around P84 million) each. Each will use a 7.6-liter V8 (of Hennessey’s own design) with a machined block, steel cylinder sleeves, a pair of ball-bearing turbos with billet compressor wheels, and a dry sump setup.

John Hennessey tells us said engine has been tested to over 2000hp (yikes), and even though its actual output hasn’t been confirmed, it will simply “deliver as much power as [it] needs to break 300mph (roughly 483kph).”

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

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