It’s been more than two years since Hennessey unveiled the Venom F5 with the promise that it would break the 300-mile barrier. A top-speed run hasn’t happened yet, however, as the hypercar went fastest at 271.6 mph (437.1 km/h) almost a year ago. Pushing the 1,817 hp machine to the max remains on the agenda and an attempt to dethrone the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ could happen within the next 12 months.
In conversation with top gear magazine, John Hennessey suggested a two-way run could take place on one of the new freeways currently under construction in Texas, where the company calls home. Why hasn’t it already happened? The tuner/hypercar maker says it has been busy ramping up production of the Venom F5 after assembling one car in 2020, two more in 2021 and 10 units last year.
Ideally, Hennessey needs a “five or seven mile stretch of flat, straight freeway” and the Johnny Bohmer proving ground in Florida where the Venom F5 was 271.6 km/h last year isn’t long enough to really max out the hypercar. The highway in Nevada, on which the Koenigsegg Agera RS averaged 446.97 km/h (277.87 mph) and reached 457.94 km/h (284.55 mph) in late 2017, is apparently not wide and flat enough, since a “strong gust of wind would make it difficult”. the driver.”
The unrestricted Bugatti Chiron Super Sport outperformed both by batting 304.77mph (490.48km/h) 2019 on the Volkswagen Group test track in Ehra-Lessien, Lower Saxony. However, the Molsheim brand only went one way, and John Hennessey narrated TGHe intends to let the Venom F5 go either way.
Meanwhile, Hennessey revealed one this week Venom F5 Revolution serves as a track-oriented derivative of the coupé with more downforce. The new version follows last year’s unveiling of the Venom F5 Roadster, which was advertised similarly to the standard coupe with a top speed of over 300 mph (483 km/h).