Hennessey hints at 300 mph with new teaser for Venom F5 supercar
Hennessey certainly hasn't been afraid to make (and deliver on) some bold claims around its awe-inspiring supercars, promising and then claiming an unofficial world speed record of 270.49 mph, as just one example. That trend continues as the Texan tuning house hypes up its upcoming Venom F5, with an intriguing Instagram post suggesting a 300 mph (482 km/h) top speed may be within reach.
The Venom F5 is intended as the successor to Hennessey's Venom GT, the very supercar that busted Bugatti's aforementioned speed record in 2014. Revealed later that same year, the F5 makes extensive use of carbon fiber with a target weight of around 1,300 kg (2,866 lb), and with bigger turbochargers and intercooler upgrades, may well attain a power output of 1,400 hp (1,044 kW).
Make no bones about it, Hennessey is trying to build the fastest car in the world, accompanying its original announcement with the statement "290 mph (467 km/h) is within reach." A new teaser video and Instagram post will only serve to further whet the appetite of supercar fans, showing a render of the Venom F5 alongside a road sign denoting a 300 mph speed limit.
We don't have a whole lot more to go on at this stage, but we shouldn't have to wait much longer until more specifics start to emerge. Hennessey has confirmed that the Venom F5 unveiling event will occur at SEMA in Las Vegas on November 1, starting at 11am Pacific time. New Atlas will be there to bring you the full details. Check out the latest teaser video below.