The Hennessey Venom F5 supercar was unveiled at the SEMA car show in November of year in Las Vegas and it’s everything you imagine a hypercar to be and then some. The ‘F5’ is a reference to the tornado classification and invokes images of this car destroying everything in its path.
The Venom F5 from Hennessey has an estimated top speed of 300 MPH and can go from 0-to-187 MPH in under 10 seconds. This car’s body is all carbon and it is built to be the fastest road car on the planet.
Really, the only bad news here is that there will only be 24 of these supercars built so the chances of you ever seeing one in person are slim to none. Oh, it also carries a price tag of $1.6 million so you’ll need to have a sizable fortune in the bank if you plan on ever purchasing one of these cars.
The F5’s combination of light weight, low drag and all-American horsepower will deliver a new level of hypercar performance. Acceleration from 0 to 186 mph (300 km/h) will be less than 10 seconds making the new Venom quicker than current Formula 1 race cars. Zero to 249 mph (400 km/h) and back to rest will be under 30 seconds. The top speed of the Venom F5 is projected to exceed 300 mph.
The base price for the Venom F5 is $1.6 million US dollars. The company plans to build 24 examples.
“Shell is fortunate to have forged technical and co-engineering alliances with some of the most revered automotive visionaries in the industry,” said Patty Lanning, Vice President of Marketing, Shell Lubricants. “Working hand-in-hand with Hennessey on one of the most stunning road cars we’ve seen has been an incredible experience. We share a passion for performance and know that Pennzoil will protect the F5’s engine through development and testing to production.” (via)
Hennessey has a pretty lengthy press release about the Venom F5 on their website which you can read in full by clicking here. There are also more pictures of this incredibly sexy supercar so I highly suggest clicking that link and checking out the rest on Hennessey’s website.