Hennessey Venom GT will be presented before the end of 2020November 13, 2020
More than six years have passed since the Hennessey Venom F5 was first announced, and the Texas-based company has now confirmed that it will premiere in series before the end of the year.
Hennessey had set out to unveil the Venom F5 this month, but the coronavirus pandemic has had to postpone those plans. In a recent conversation with Bugatti’s head of communications, Tim Bravo, John Hennessy stated that work on the first production model is almost complete, it is operational, and we will indeed see the Venom F5 before the end of 2020, although he did not give a specific date. He also added that the company wanted to unveil the Venom F5 back at the August Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, but the event has been canceled.
After completing the assembly of the first Venom F5, Hennessey will begin testing the model in early 2021. The company plans to build 24 examples, half of which will ship to buyers in North America and the rest sold in international markets.
At the heart of the hypercar will be a carbon fiber chassis that weighs only 86 kg with a torsional rigidity of 52,000 Newton meters per degree, which is superior to the Bugatti Chiron chassis. Power will be provided by a 7.6-liter V8 twin-turbo engine with 1,817 hp. at 8000 rpm and 1617 Nm of torque at 5500 rpm.
John Hennessy did not hide his intention to set a new record for the maximum speed of a production car with the Venom F5, exceeding the 500 km / h mark. The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ hit 490.484 km / h last year, but did it in only one direction, which means that the record was not confirmed by Guinness. And after SSC’s controversial attempt, the race is still ongoing.
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