Finally, Hennessey is now officially a low-volume automaker, an upgrade from being a popular Texas tuner of incredible machines. With the Venom F5 officially debuting after over three years since its introduction (and six years since it was announced), Hennessey is set out to offer a hypercar that's ready to impress.
Much of the attention goes to the claimed top speed of 311 miles per hour (500 kilometres per hour), which is yet to be verified via actual testing. All that speed is thanks largely to its bespoke twin-turbocharged 6.6-litre pushrod V8 that makes 1,817 bhp (1,354 kilowatts) and 1,193 pound-feet (1,617 Newton-metres) of torque.
Gallery: 2021 Hennessey Venom F5
But the engine, which was based on a GM’s classic LS pushrod V8, isn't the only thing bespoke in the Venom F5. With a $2.1 million (approx. £1.5 million) price, that better be the case, and this video should show you each of the bespoke details about the hyper supercar.
First off, the carbon fibre nose. It's a single piece of carbon fibre that's fitted with a carbon-fibre splitter – that in itself is a wonder because can you imagine the process of forging its nose with all that curves and cuts and creases? And yes, even the new Hennessey badge up front is brilliant, made out of thin aluminium and then embedded under the clear coat of paint.
Another single piece of carbon fibre is the Venom F5's tub. In conjunction with the shower of carbon fibre parts of the body and the cabin, the new Hennessey hypercar, the whole thing only has 1,360 kilograms (2,998 pounds) of dry weight, translating to an insane 1,289-bhp-per-tonne power-to-weight ratio.
Those are just a few of the many bespoke things about the car. For the others, you can watch the video on top of this page that will give you a closer look.