Hennessey Delivers The First Venom F5, and the Second Isn’t Far Off
Hennessey has began delivering the new Venom F5, and the second model will be on display at the Peterson Museum in the near future.by Alina Moore, on LISTEN 02:28
When Hennessey announced the production version Venom F5 back in December 2020 it announced it will take on cars like Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ and SSC Tuatara and even more, it will hit speeds of over 300 mph. In fact at least 311 mph was the number we were promised.
Only 24 units will be built and despite its $2.1 million starting price, the supercar was sold out in no time. Now, the customers have to wait for their cars to arrive!
For one of these customers the wait is over! Hennessey announced on its Twitter account that the first Venom F5 has been delivered. No other details were offered on this delivery, but it looks like the first customer wanted his (hers) car painted in the same Mojave Yellow shade we’ve seen on the unit displayed during the 2021 Monterey Car Week.
A second model will be displayed on December 2, 2021 at the Petersen Museum’s hypercar exhibit in Los Angeles. It will be painted in a cool “Lausanne Silver” finish combined with special red, white & blue livery.
So what exactly will the customers get for the $2.1 million paid for the car? Except for the beauty everyone can see, the Venom F5 gets a 6.6-liter, V-8 engine that puts out 1,817 horses and 1,193 pound-feet of torque. To make an idea on how much the output improved, we have to remind you that the previous Venom GT "only delivered" 1,244 horses and 1,155 pound-feet of torque.
The F5 is supposed to go from 0 to 60 mph in just t 2.2 seconds, and from 0 to 124 mph in 4.7 seconds. The top speed is said to be over 300 mph, but during its last test, Hennessey was only able to push the car up to 200 mph. It was claimed that only half of the Venom’s power was used during that testing, so there’s hope to see it hit the promised 311 mph.
There is only one little problem with the Venom F5. It comes with no airbags, reason why it can only be sold and registered in the United States with "show and display" titles. This means that customers will only be able to drive it 2,500 miles a year. Kind of a huge price for the compromise, no?