Hennessey Unveils 1600 HP, 301 MPH Venom F5 In Vegas, Beats Chiron


After months of teasers, the Hennessey Venom F5 has been fully revealed at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Hennessey's all-new hypercar, the Venom F5, was built with just one goal in mind, to be the fastest road auto in the world.

Featuring an all carbon-fibre body and a new lightweight chassis, the Venom F5 is said to tip the scales at just 1338kg (2950 pounds) and have a coefficient of drag of just 0.33. The top speed is "projected to exceed" 300 miles per hour, but it'll need one seriously stout set of tires to handle the forces in play at those speeds. This combo of power, low drag and light weight should take the auto from 0 to 186 miles per hour (300 km/h) in less than 10 seconds, making the Venom F5 faster than any current Formula 1 vehicle.

"We've designed F5 to be timeless so that in 25 years it will still have a level of performance and design that will be unmatched", said John Hennessey, in a release.

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The division - called Hennessey Special Vehicles - will develop the new auto and build it in Texas.

Claiming your incoming hypercar will do 300mph is quite a declaration, but that's just one of several insane figures Hennessey has put out there regarding the "Venom F5". The vehicle will be on show at SEMA through to November 3, where New Atlas is on the ground, so stay tuned for more pictures and impressions.

John Hennessey, founder of the eponymously named auto company, expects the Venom F5 "to be the first road vehicle capable of achieving more than 300mph (482km/h)". In the meantime, you can feast your eyes on this stupendous sample of automotive engineering in the gallery and check out the promo video below.