The Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster comes with a roofless speed monster that can reach 300 mph
The past few years have seen Hennessey Performance Engineering do some crazy things. As a result, 4x4 vehicles have been transformed into 6x6 monstrosities. Additionally, it can enhance the power of an already powerful Ram 1500 TRX by evolving it into the Mammoth 1000.
In addition to powerful transformations, Hennessey offers much more. In terms of power and speed, the Venom F5 can beat almost any car in terms of performance. 2021 was the year when Hennessey finally unleashed the insanely powerful Venom F5.
The Venom F5 will only be built in 24 examples by Hennessey, with all of them sold out shortly after its unveiling. However, the company was just getting started. Back then, Hennessey hinted at another venomous hypercar on the way. The new hypercar will be unveiled at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in Monterey, California.
As the Venom F5 Roadster, this new 2022 hypercar takes the thrill to a whole new level with an open-top option. Hennessey will build the Venom F5 Roadster out of its Texas-based facility. It is essentially a twin, with the open-top version borrowing some mechanicals and exterior elements from the fixed roof model. The main backbone of both vehicles is a carbon fiber monocoque chassis.
The Venom F5 Roadster is, from front to back, undeniably the Venom F5 Coupe without a fixed roof. The Venom F5 Roadster, however, differs physically, cosmetically, and emotionally from its fixed-roof sibling in several ways. Similarly to the Venom F5 Coupe, the Venom F5 Roadster is powered by Hennessey's twin-turbocharged, 6.6-liter 'Fury' V8 engine.
A single-clutch gearbox sends power to the rear wheels with a maximum output of 1,817 horsepower. With the new tempered glass engine viewing window, you can see the Fury V8 engine from the outside. In the middle of the rear engine cover, this panel -- developed and certified for use in jet aircraft -- can withstand aerodynamic forces and temperatures of more than 1,000 degrees.
Whether the Venom F5 Roadster can surpass the Venom GT Spyder's record depends on its fixed roof twin's capabilities. The Venom F5 Coupe achieved a top speed of 271.6 mph during a test run. Based on its power, gearing, weight, and aerodynamic drag, the Venom F5 Coupe should reach a top speed of 334 mph. At 310 mph, the hypercar is expected to set a new speed record.
With its carbon fiber construction, the removable roof is fully insulated against the elements, ensuring a weatherproof ride. To make sure the panel would be able to withstand the overwhelming acceleration capabilities and extreme aerodynamic forces at high speeds, Hennessey attached it with four quick-release bolts and a pair of high-strength latches.
One person can easily remove or install the single-piece roof panel because it is lined with soft Alcantara upholstery. A new set of wheels was given to the Venom F5 Roadster by Hennessey as a way to set it apart from the coupe, which has now been sold out.
A set of seven spoked aluminum alloy wheels resembling an elongated Hennessey 'H' is fitted to the open-top hypercar. A 'Hennessey' script is milled on the outer face of each rim, and a 'Roadster' script appears on the opposite face. An exclusive highly polished aluminum wheel option is also available for Hyper Silver wheels.
A total of 30 Venom F5 Roadsters will be built, and production will begin in late 2022. A Hennessey hypercar can be customized according to the tastes and preferences of its customers, especially the color of its exterior and interior.
It is also possible to leave carbon fiber areas exposed in either a gloss or satin finish. The Venom F5 Roadster's high-speed capabilities will be validated as production levels out, according to Hennessey.