The Hennessey Venom F5

Hennessey, John. “Venom F5 | Hennessey Performance.” Hennessey Performance,

Hennessey, John. “Venom F5 | Hennessey Performance.” Hennessey Performance,

John Coyne, Staff Writer

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Hennessey Performance (HPE) is an American tuning company started by John Hennessey in 1991 for car manufacturers ranging from Ford, Chevy, and Dodge to Mclaren. They became famous when they decided to build their own car, the Hennessey Venom GT with one thought in mind; make it able to go as fast as possible. When the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport was talked about prior to its release in 2005, no one thought a production car with 1,200 horsepower that was supposed to go 250mph+ would be possible, but they proved their critics wrong. This got many people thinking… especially Hennessey. The Hennessey Venom GT, although not official in the Guinness Book of World Records due to minor technicalities, reached a top speed of 270mph. They “held” the record for fastest production car ever made for three years before being surpassed by the Koenigsegg Agera RS who reached a top speed of 284.5mph. It was not long after that that Hennessey wanted the record back, so they got the idea to build the Hennessey Venom F5. Weighing only 2,950 pounds, 125 pounds lighter than the Koenigsegg, and having 1,500 horsepower, 140 more horsepower than the Koenigsegg, they have high hopes of securing a victory. But the most mindboggling number that gearheads would love to be proven, is the F5’s top speed of 311mph! It would be the first production car ever to break 300mph, and it would absolutely shatter Koenigsegg’s top speed record. The car is set to do its top speed run sometime this year, and car lovers around the world are eager for the phenomenon to occur. Personally, I’m super excited because it would PUT AMERICA BACK ON TOP!

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