American tuning house Hennessey Performance is no stranger to fast hypercars. The company is the builder of the world’s fastest production car. They plan to hold on to that title with their newest supercar—the Hennessey Venom F5. The F5 is expected to reach speeds of nearly 480 km/h.
This car is the successor to the Lotus Hennessey Venom GT. The GT has a top speed of 466 km/h and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the top sprint. Although the GT is technically the fastest production car ever built, the current Guinness record-holder is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. The GT has not completed enough runs at its top speed to qualify for the title. However, Hennessey now plans to take the title from the Bugatti with the Venom F5. And, the F5 might just be capable of stealing the top record for speed. The Venom F5 is named after the most powerful tornado in the world, which is a fitting name.
Back in 2014, Hennessey first teased the Venom, releasing renderings of the supercar. It appears that the production Venom F5 will be close to the original images. Although the exact production date and price of the Venom F5 has not been released yet, it is expected to exceed the Venom GT’s performance. The GT is based on a Lotus and has a 1,244 horsepower 7.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine.
Hennessey also announced plans to establish a new division—Hennessey Speciality Vehicles. This unit will be set up to build the F5. The company plans to reveal more information about the Venom F5 later this year.