Hennessey intends to diversify the Venom F5 lineup with a new derivative that’s set to debut later today. The Texas-based tuner took to social media to post a teaser image of its flavorful hypercar, which, judging by the rear wing, appears to be a track-flavored version. On top of that, we also notice a roof scoop that tells us we’re dealing with a coupe-based derivative, rather than the Venom F5 Roadster introduced in 2022.
If we actually look at a distance-oriented version, it won’t be the one that breaks the 300-mile barrier. Instead, Hennessey is likely developing a Venom F5, which would make absolute top speed less of a priority in order to focus on going fast through corners. In an interview with Top Gear magazine nearly two years ago, John Hennessey hinted at one GTR-like version with high downforce. Could it be? We’ll find out soon.
Hennessey has suggested taking the Venom F5 to the Nürburgring for a quick lap time and this new version looks like the ideal tool to tackle the demanding Green Hell. The aftermarket specialist, known for its high-performance muscle cars, is aiming for a sub-seven-minute lap The record from Mercedes-AMG One is not in danger.
Unlike the Venom GT, which is loosely linked to the Lotus Exige, its replacement has been touted as an all-Hennessey effort. A high-speed run has yet to take place, but the hypercar has scored 437.1 km/h in February 2022 at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Ground in Florida. Both the coupe and droptop versions were advertised as having a top speed of over 300 mph (483 km/h).
Hennessey makes 24 coupes and 30 roadsterwith more than 20 units to be built and delivered in 2023. The $2.1 million Venom F5 coupe has long been sold out, while there are still lots available for the $3 million F5 roadster.