If high-horsepower machines are your type of thing, you have almost certainly come across the work of Hennessey Performance Engineering. The Texas-tuners turned boutique automaker have been building crazy cars for over two decades, culminating in the all-new Hennessey Venom F5. This supposed 300+ mph supercar has been in the works for some time now, and was slated to make its global debut during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The coronavirus had other plans however, slowing down work on the project. Despite the setbacks, the Venom F5 is almost ready to make its first appearance, with the company setting a December 15 reveal date. With just about a week to go, they’ve even dropped a new teaser video.
The short clip of the Hennessey Venom F5 teaser opens up to the sounds of Aerosmith’s “Dream On”, which has been used in other promotional material for the car. Frontman Steven Tyler famously purchased an original Hennessey Venom after all, which was based on the Lotus Elise. Considering the teaser, it’s likely that Tyler will be a customer again.
We are then treated to a glimpse of the carbon fiber weave that will be featured on the Hennessey Venom F5, which looks reminiscent of the Ford GT Liquid Carbon Edition. The 22-second ad ends with the new Hennessey “H” logo, which will adorn the supercar.
The new Hennessey Venom F5 teaser video doesn’t really give fans a better look at the car than what we’ve seen already, which is a bit disappointing. That said, at least we won’t have to wait too much longer to see this thing in its entirety. Like any Hennessey product, the Venom F5 is slated to arrive with some ridiculous numbers on paper. It’s 6.6L LS-based twin-turbo V8 is rated at 1,817 horsepower and 1,193 pound-feet of torque. With a targeted curb-weight under 3,000 lbs, it should go like stink as well. Hennessey says that the car should be able to do 311 mph flat out, which would make it faster than the several million dollar Bugatti Chiron. Such is the American way.