Hennessey Venom F5 unveiling event will take place at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas on November 1st at 11 am Pacific time in the Shell Pioneering Performance Pavillon. This event will be streamed live on our YouTube, Facebook & Instagram channels. https://www.VenomF5.com
Visit the Shell Pioneering Performance Pavillon, booth number 60005, at the 2017 SEMA Show, October 31st through November 3rd.
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Hennessey Hypercar to Set Aim for New World Record Venom F5: Exceptionally American. Built in Texas.
Hennessey Hypercar to Set Aim for New World Record
Venom F5:? Exceptionally American. Built in Texas.
June 19, 2017—For immediate release
Sealy, Texas—Later this year, Hennessey will unveil its all new hypercar, the Venom F5, named after the fastest and most powerful wind on earth, the F5 tornado.? Tornado speeds are rated on the Fujita scale from F1 to F5, with F5 wind speeds being measured between 261 mph and 318 mph.? Built from the ground up, the F5 will have its own unique chassis and design, which will help elevate its performance to speeds approaching 300 mph. The Venom F5 will take direct aim at the new Bugatti Chiron for world’s fastest production series super sports car.
“We are very excited about our F5 and that it brings forth an all-new design and chassis to achieve even higher performance through improved aerodynamics and technology,” said company founder and CEO, John Hennessey. “The best way I can describe the Venom F5 is that it is sophisticated aggression on wheels. We look forward to sharing F5 with the world later this year.”
The Venom F5 will feature cutting-edge technology across the design, including chassis and engine development.? F5 will offer even greater power levels combined with improved aerodynamics and ultra-light weight which will yield the ultimate in performance.
“Having the opportunity to be part of the engineering and testing of this ground-breaking hypercar is perfect for Pennzoil,” said Patty Lanning, Vice President of Marketing, Shell Lubricants. “We have a passion for performance and know we have the right product to protect Hennessey’s engine through development to production.”
Hennessey has established a new company that will design, develop, build and sell the Venom F5: Hennessey Special Vehicles.? Hennessey’s new car company will operate on the same campus where their tuning business, Hennessey Performance (HPE) is located, that includes their own on-site proving grounds, the Lonestar Motorsports Park ? mile dragstrip, located just west of Houston, Texas.
“This is a new chapter in an all new book,” said Hennessey.? “F5 will be exceptionally American and built in Texas.? We look forward to sharing more details about our special hypercar very soon.”
About Hennessey? Special Vehicles
Hennessey Special Vehicles was established by John Hennessey in 2017 to design, develop and build hypercars.
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Hennessey Venom GT Final Edition Crosses the Finish Line
Production of America’s 270 mph Supercar Has Officially Concluded
January 19, 2017—For immediate release
Sealy, Texas— Production of the world’s fastest hardtop coupe and convertible has now officially concluded.? To commemorate the final Venom GT built, Hennessey Performance (HPE) is making a “Final Edition” of its 270+ mph supercar.? The Venom GT Final Edition is finished in a special “glacier blue” paint with white stripes and is powered by the same twin turbo 7.0 Liter V8 engine producing 1,451 bhp.? The Final Edition has already been sold at the price of $1.2 millon US Dollars.
Since 2010 Hennessey Performance has built twelve road-going Venom GT’s along with one prototype for a total production of thirteen vehicles.? The first six Venoms were all hardtops and the last 6 were roadsters.? The first Venom GT Spyder built for Aerosmith’s lead singer, Steven Tyler, is going up for auction this Friday evening, January 20th at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, AZ.? 100% of the proceeds of the sale will benefit Tyler’s “Janie’s Fund” charity.
Over the past six years of Venom GT production, power grew from 1,000 bhp to an astounding 1,451 bhp.? Combined with a curb weight of just 2,743 lbs the Hennessey Venom was the first supercar to attain and exceed the power to weight ratio of one to one.? Along the way, the Venom GT set several speed records including:
- January 2013 – Guinness World Record for the fastest 2-seat sports car from
0-300 kmh in 13.61 seconds.
- February 2014 – World’s fastest 2-seat sports car by attaining a top speed of 270.4 mph on the Shuttle Landing Runway at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
- March 2016 – World’s fastest open top vehicle by attaining a top speed of 265.6 mph at the United States Naval Air Station in Lemoore, California.? This record beat the previous record holder, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, by 11 mph.
“We’ve attained some pretty incredible achievements with the Venom GT,” said company founder & CEO, John Hennessey.? “It was always my dream to build the fastest car and we did just that.? Our Venom GT retires as one of the fastest cars on the planet along with being one of the most exclusive.? I’m so grateful to our customers, employees, suppliers, and our technical partners, Pennzoil & Shell V-Power, who have helped make this special car a reality.? We look forward to introducing our next car, the Venom F5, sometime later this year.”
On Saturday, March 26 the Hennessey Venom GT became the fastest open top sports car by running 265.6 mph. But was it easy? Check out the back story of man and machine and what it took for the Hennessey team to improvise, adapt and overcome in order to achieve their goal of making the Venom GT Spyder the fastest open top car in the world.