Venom GT

  • John Heinricy (left) and John Hennessey

    Veteran General Motors engineer John Heinricy has come out of retirement to lead development of Hennessey's Venom F5 hypercar. Hennessey made the announcement on Tuesday, confirming that Heinricy is chief engineer for the project. Heinricy, 71, finally left GM in 2008 after first joining the automaker all the way back in 1970. In his final role, he headed GM's Performance Division where he oversaw development of cars like the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and Cadillac CTS-V. He also is an avid racing driver. Among his achievements as a racer, Heinricy counts numerous SCCA Runoffs road-racing...

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    Hennessey F5 Venom: Forget 300 mph, aiming for 311 mph; challengers welcome

    The race to 300 mph is officially on. Hennessey Performance Engineering plans to begin testing an F5 Venom prototype in 2019, with high-speed validation testing by the end of that year. "We believe our car is capable of going well beyond 300 mph," CEO John Hennessey said. What will enable the F5...

  • Hennessey Venom F5 7.6-liter twin-turbo V-8
    Hennessey Venom F5 breathes 1,600-plus-hp of fire from 7.6-liter twin-turbo V-8

    Almost a year on since Hennessey Performance Engineering first showed us its Venom F5 hypercar, the company has now locked in the first of the car's specs. Using the backdrop of Friday's The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in Monterey, California, Hennessey confirmed the Venom F5 will come with a...

  • Hennessey Venom F5, 2017 SEMA show
    Hennessey will reveal fresh details on Venom F5 hypercar during Monterey Car Week

    Hennessey is developing a successor to its Venom GT which bowed out of production last year. The new model is called the Venom F5, with the F5 in the name a reference to tornado speed classification. F5 tornado speeds range from 260 to 318 mph, so you get an idea of the type of performance...

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    Hennessey mulls quad-turbo engine for Venom F5 hypercar

    Hennessey Performance Engineering showed up to this week's 2018 Geneva International Motor Show with its Venom F5, a 1,600-horsepower beast that's set to challenge the likes of the Aston Martin Valkyrie, Bugatti Chiron, Koenigsegg Agera RS and Mercedes-AMG Project One in the hypercar arena. So far...

  • Will the Hennessey Venom F5 actually be capable of hitting 300 mph?
    Will the Hennessey Venom F5 be capable of hitting 300 mph?

    Hennessey Performance Engineering is making some rather bold claims. The Texas tuner recently revealed a new vehicle called the Venom F5. HPE says the Venom F5 will have 1,600 horsepower and be able to hit a top speed of 301 mph. We certainly believe Hennessey is capable of building a machine that...

  • Hennessey Venom F5 interior rendering

    Hennessey Performance Engineering stirred the supercar pot when it revealed the Venom F5 at the 2017 SEMA show last month, but the concept car lacked a proper interior at its debut. For now, photo sketches of the supercar's interior will have to do. A HPE fan page revealed two images of the Venom F5's interior on Monday, which supposedly preview a full reveal at a later date. The two images show one cockpit outfitted with an optional "racing steering wheel," which has a screen where the airbag assembly normally sits. The other image shows a more traditional steering wheel with a digital gauge...

  • Hennessey Venom F5, 2017 SEMA show
    Hennessey Venom F5 revealed with over 1,600 HP, aims for 301 MPH top speed

    Wake up Bugatti and Koenigsegg because Hennessey Performance Engineering sounded an alarm. On Wednesday at the 2017 SEMA show, the performance company out of Sealy, Texas revealed the Venom F5 hypercar with over 1,600 horsepower and a strong desire to reach a 301 mph top speed. Production is due to...

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    Latest Hennessey Venom F5 teaser shows off carbon fiber cabin

    Hennessey is in the business of outfitting numerous production cars with an array of go-fast parts, but the cherry atop the Texas performance company's business is the Venom. First introduced in 2010 and based on a Lotus, the Venom GT was faster than a Bugatti Veyron, weighed less, and clocked a...

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    Hennessey Venom F5 coming Nov. 1; might hit 300 mph, destroy Chiron?

    Just over three years ago Hennessey Performance Engineering announced to the world it was beginning work on a world-beating hypercar called the Venom F5. On Thursday, the Texas-based performance shop told the world the wait is nearly over: the F5 will be unveiled at SEMA on November 1. Set to use a...

  • Teaser for Hennessey Venom F5
    Chiron-baiting Venom F5 to be first model from Hennessey Special Vehicles

    The Hennessey name has been recognized in performance circles for decades, but the launch in 2010 of the Venom GT put the Texan tuner and then nascent performance car manufacturer on the world map. The car had more power than a Bugatti Veyron but weighed significantly less, and in 2014 it was...

  • Steven Tyler at the auction of his 2013 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder - January, 2017
    Steven Tyler’s Hennessey Venom GT Spyder raises $800K for charity

    Steven Tyler was the first in the world with a Hennessey Venom GT Spyder but at the January 20 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Aerosmith front man passed the car over to a new owner who bid $800,000 on it. The winning bid also included a guitar signed by the complete Aerosmith...

  • Hennessey Venom GT Final Edition

    Hennessey Performance Engineering of Sealy, Texas has announced that production of its world-beating Venom GT has come to an end. The last example is a Venom GT coupe marked the Final Edition and clothed in a unique blue finish called Glacier Blue. It’s already been sold at a price of $1.2 million. It was all the way back in 2007 that Hennessey revealed the first concept drawings for its Venom GT. At the time, the company was building twin-turbocharged Dodge Vipers that were proving quicker than the fastest production cars at the time, namely the Bugatti Veyron. This prompted Hennessey...

  • 2016 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder, Naval Air Station Lemoore
    Hennessey Venom GT Spyder was down on power when making record run

    Last month we saw the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder enter the record books as the world's fastest open-top production car. The all-American hypercar reached 265.6 mph during a scheduled run at California's Naval Air Station Lemoore, with independent speed-testing firm Racelogic on hand to confirm it...

  • 2016 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder, Naval Air Station Lemoore
    Hennessey Venom GT Spyder sets new open-top speed record

    Hennessey Performance decided it needed to do something spectacular to celebrate its 25th anniversary, so it went out and broke the top speed record for an open-top production car in its 1,451-horsepower supercar. On March 25, 2016 the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder posted a top speed of 265.6 mph at...

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    1,451-horsepower Hennessey Venom GT sets world record--update

    Update: Hennessey has revealed that its 2016 Venom GT Spyder has set a new land speed record for open-top production cars. Full details here. Hennessey’s Venom GT has entered the record books, although the company remains quiet on what record the 1,451-horsepower supercar has actually...

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    Hennessey Mulls All-Electric Venom GT

    Hennessey just upped power on its Venom GT to a staggering 1,451 horsepower, and as hard as it is to believe the company says an even more potent model, the Venom F5, is coming soon. It turns out, though, that Hennessey has even grander plans for its Lotus-based supercar. ALSO SEE: Bugatti Veyron...

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    2016 Hennessey Venom GT Gets 1,451 Horsepower: 2015 SEMA Live Photos

    It isn’t quite the Venom F5 that the company has been teasing, but Hennessey Performance Engineering has delivered an updated version of its Venom GT supercar that boasts considerably more power than before. The good news is that the Venom F5 is still coming, but to tide things over in the...

  • hennessey venom gt

    Not only is this sale an opportunity to own a Hennessey Venom GT. It's an opportunity to own the example used to make the 270.49 mph run which proved John Hennessey's V-8-powered, Lotus-based supercar could best the the top speed of Bugatti's formidable Veyron. Given the performance and pedigree, you've probably already guessed the one-of-11, road-legal rocket won't go cheap. Though buyers who can cough up the $1.4 million asking price will get the added bonus of having something in common with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, who brought his Venom to the famous Pebble Beach Concours...

  • Hennessey Venom GT prepares for 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
    Hennessey Venom GT Prepares For Pebble Beach, First One In White: Video

    Hennessey is taking its Venom GT to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this weekend and has released a video showing the firm’s preparation of the car for its upcoming presence in Monterey. Hennessey, which recently announced plans for an even more extreme Venom F5 supercar, says the...

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    Hennessey planning 290-MPH Venom F5

    The mind-boggling speed of Hennessey Performance Engineering’s Venom GT is well-established. But for John Hennessey and crew, 270 mph just isn’t enough. Now they’re shooting for 290 mph. How? With a modified and updated version of the Venom called the Venom F5. Speaking with Top...

  • Hennessey Venom GT World's Fastest Edition
    Hennessey Announces $1.25 Million Venom GT World’s Fastest Edition, Already Sold Out

    If you wanted to get your hands on the new special edition of the Hennessey Venom GT, you had to know the right people—most likely, John Hennessey himself. Because the new red, white, and blue World's Fastest Edition of the supercar is limited to just three units—and it’s already...

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    Hennessey Venom GT breaks on through to the other side

    Earlier today, we told you about John Hennessey and his team taking their Venom GT supercar out to a NASA runway to give it the ole' Texas try. The top recorded speed was 270.49 mph. That's enough to best even the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport's record top speed by a small margin. It's a much larger...

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    Hennessey Venom GT Blasts Down Runway at 270.49 MPH

    UPDATE: Watch the Hennessey Venom GT Hit 270.49 MPH For some time now, John Hennessey and his team have been making fast cars much faster. In 2011, the Hennessey Venom GT was created in order to offer John's customers something that was capable of going from hyper-legals speeds into hyperspace...

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