Has the Hennessey Venom F5 broken the holy grail of all speed records

1y ago


Hennessey Performance has released a teaser in what could point to their Venom F5 Hypercar breaking the holy grail of speed records with this image.

The image was released on the American carmaker/mega tuners official Instagram account teasing the rear end of the car next to a speed limit sign showing 300mph.

There are several similarities between this image and the earlier renders of the Venom F5. The rear lights being the most prominent feature carried over from the rendered images. Other Notable items including the massive rear wing and the slightly insane all-carbon rear diffuser setup suggesting that the final road-going car will be very close to the renders.

Hennessey state that their new Venom F5 will be one of the fastest cars on the planet when it breaks cover at SEMA on 1st November. This all-new model will be based on an entirely new platform, moving on from the Lotus-based underpinnings of the previous models.

The Venom F5 is thought to have close to 1,500bhp while weighing in at less than 1,300kgs meaning that on paper at least it could be capable of besting the Venom GT’s top speed record of 270mph. The one massive hurdle that no carmaker has managed to beat though; tyres that can survive 300mph.

To date no manufacture has managed to successfully create rubber that can exceed this holy grail speed while remaining usable on the road. How and if Hennessey has managed to overcome this massive obstacle will be very interesting indeed.

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