Hennessey looks to be on track in its quest to top 500kph with the Venom F5

It’s moving on to the second part of a three-phase program
by Vijay Pattni | Apr 24, 2021
PHOTO: Hennessey Performance

Hennessey has today confirmed that its Venom F5 hypercar has completed the first of a three-part development program. Basically: It goes really fast.

We’re told this first phase focused on refinement, steering, and aero. The F5 was sent out for a couple of speed runs at Hennessey’s own test track, and later at an old US Air Force base in Arkansas.

The Venom F5

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The team—led by chief engineer John Heinricy—had pegged the very turbocharged 6.6-liter V8 down from 1,817hp to just 900hp, but the F5 still managed 322kph. Might not sound like much, but 322kph is still really fast.

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Next on the to-do list: handling. “Our next phase is the most intense, concentrating on the car’s driving characteristics,” Heinricy said. “We’ll split out testing between racetracks and Texas roads as we harvest data, refine every element, and perfect this monster of hypercars.”

The Venom F5 Engine

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Boss John Hennessey also confirmed that nearly all F5 models have been sold, and once the handling department is happy, the final phase is to top 500kph. “We’re focused on delivering an all-round hypercar to our customers that rivals the best in the world,” Hennessey said.

More photos of the Venom F5

The Venom F5 Front View

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The Venom F5 Top View

The Venom F5 Angled Rear View

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The Venom F5 Angled Front View

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

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