At the 2017 SEMA Show, Hennessey Performance Engineering debuted a concept of their successor to the original Venom GT, dubbed the Venom F5. Now, after 3 years and several Coronavirus related delays, we are finally about to see the production-intent version of the American hypercar, with a reveal slated for tomorrow, December 15. But ahead of the reveal, Hennessey has teased everyone with a shots of the wheels and front splitter.
The wheel design actually looks very similar to the concept’s, pictured in yellow. The new set has a similar 10 spoke design, but is in lighter silver shade. More importantly, it bears Hennessey’s new logo. The Venom F5 will help Hennessey move from just tuner status to becoming a low volume car manufacturer, and this is the logo they will use. That H logo is also seen on the front bumper, which shows off a deep carbon fiber splitter.
Even though we haven’t seen the final Hennessey Venom F5, the Texas-based company has been trickling out details, and it has some truly monumental stats. The engine, a Hennessey developed 6.6 liter twin turbo V8, is rated at 1,817 hp and 1,193 lbs ft of torque. It’s also based around a bespoke carbon fiber tub chassis, which includes a roof section like McLaren’s latest models. It weighs just 190 lbs, but can boast a structural rigidity rating of 52,000 newton meters per degree.
These attributes give the Venom F5 a theoretical top speed of more than 311 mph, according to Hennessey. The brand previously said they plan to attempt a top speed record, but that was before the SSC Tuatara’s rather controversial run. It would be wise for Hennessey to have a few more verification methods in place for their top speed run, record breaking or not. But even though it will be mightily fast in a straight line, the Hennessey Venom F5 is designed to be an all-around performer with great on track performance.
The styling will probably stay overall similar to the concept, but Hennessey says there have been “significant exterior changes over the concept,” along with “enhanced aerodynamics and pioneering use of carbon fiber.” The teaser of the front splitter shows a similar design to the concept. The interior, something we haven’t seen at all, is “aerospace inspired.”
When the final version is revealed tomorrow, it’ll carry a final price of $1.8 million. Hennessey will also only produce 24 Venom F5 hypercars, with 12 set for America and 12 for various international markets.