2021 Ford F-150 Venom 800 By Hennessey
Here’s Hennessey’s take on the 2021 F-150 with over 800 horses and 700 pound-feet of torqueby Sidd Dhimaan, on LISTEN 04:46
Aftermarket companies are snapping at new vehicles like hungry vultures; a case in point being the Ford Bronco. Companies like PaxPower, Saleen, and Hennessey, to name a few, have already made big announcements about it without even getting the car in flesh yet. Now, Hennessey has scalped another popular product from the house of the Blue Oval – the 2021 Ford F-150. Following up on the Venom 775 treatment given to its predecessor, the 2021 iteration is being built with extra horses, better performance figures, and beefier looks. Hennessey also announced that it will be making just 100 examples of the Venom 800.
2021 Ford F-150 Venom 800 By Hennessey
What’s Different Under The Hood?
- 5.0-liter, V-8 engine
- 3.0-liter supercharger
- 805 Horsepower
- 727 Pound-feet of torque
- Ten-speed automatic transmission
- 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds
- Quarter-mile in 11.9 seconds
Hennessey has chosen the 2021 Ford F-150 with the 5.0-liter, V-8 Coyote engine for the Venom 800 build.
In the stock form, it makes 400 ponies and 410 pound-feet of torque. However, the aftermarket company’s iteration of the same makes 805 horses at 6,200 rpm and 727 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm!
This is over 100 horses more than the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. Power is still sent to the wheels via a ten-speed automatic gearbox.
The extra power boost comes as a result of many new additions:
- A 3.0-liter Supercharger System that produces Eight psi of Boost Pressure
- Air-to-Water Intercooler
- High-Flow Air Induction
- Fuel Injector and System Upgrade
- Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust
- HPE Engine Management Calibration
Courtesy of these, the Hennessey F-150 Venom 800 can sprint to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and to a quarter-mile in 11.9 seconds. Not bad, eh?
|Engine||5.0-liter, V-8 Coyote|
|Horsepower||805 bhp @ 6,200 rpm|
|Torque||727 lb-ft @ 4,100 rpm|
|0-60 mph||3.6 seconds|
|1/4 mile||11.9 seconds|
What’s Special About This Truck?
- 20-inch Hennessey wheels
- 35-inch tires
- Six-inch lift kit
- Brembo six-piston caliper braking system
- Unique bumper and grille
- Exterior badges and graphics
There is no way you can pass off a Venom 800 as a standard F-150. For starters, it is fitted with a six-inch lift kit that puts it well off the ground. The truck rides on 20-inch wheels wrapped in 35-inch off-road tires. It features a Venom bumper up front with integrated LED lights. A custom front grille is also present here. There are a lot of Hennessey and Venom 800 exterior badges to let you know who is the brain behind this brobdingnagian build. The truck also features a Brembo braking system with a six-caliper setup clamped on to 15.1-inch cross-drilled steel rotors. The aftermarket company hasn’t announced any changes inside the cabin other than a serial numbered plaque on the dash. A plaque will be present inside the engine bay, too.
How Much Does It Cost?
The 2021 Hennessey F-150 Venom is priced at $149,500 excluding the delivery charges. The truck is based on the Platinum Super Crew model. The stock 2021 F-150 Platinum SuperCrew four-wheel-drive model, which comes standard with the V-8 Coyote, is priced at $64,875 including destination. So, the Hennessey package itself is priced well over $85,000.
This is a huge premium over the Venom 775 package that was launched earlier this year for the 2020 F-150. It was priced at $53,300. If you add the cost of the 2020 F-150 Platinum SuperCrew four-wheel-drive model which is priced at $60,640, it still comes to less than $115,000. Of course, the Venom 800 comes with many changes, like a slightly bigger supercharger, better power outputs, and better performance figures, but does it command a premium of $35,000? We’ll leave that to you to decide. But, everything said and done, the Venom 800 is one hell of a beast and will be a hoot to drive.
The truck will come with a three-year/36,000-mile warranty as standard. It will be handed over to the customers after a chassis dyno tuning and thorough road testing. Hennessey will be making just 100 examples of the Venom 800 and deliveries for the same will begin in the second quarter of 2021.