Hennessey Special Vehicles has again teased its forthcoming Venom F5 hypercar, releasing three enigmatic new photographs that leave plenty to the imagination ahead of the F5’s scheduled debut at the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show on November 1st. An initial teaser image, released earlier in the month, hints at a 300-mph top speed, which would set a new world record for production automobiles.
The Hennessey Venom F5 is tipped to receive the same twin-turbocharged, 7.0-liter Chevrolet LSX V8 as the last Venom, albeit at a higher state of tune. Where the 2016-2017 Venom GT summons up to 1,451 horsepower, it’s expected that the Venom F5 will net 1,500 horses or more. The chassis is anticipated to represent an even greater change; while the Venom GT is based on a modified Lotus Exige coupe, the Hennessey Venom F5 will reportedly be built around its own unique carbon-fiber monocoque.
Interesting sidenote: the name “F5” comes from the most severe tornado category described by the Fujita scale, with wind speeds between 261 and 318 mph. Even the Hennessey Venom GT was capable of landing in that range, with the team recording a top speed of just over 270 mph back in 2014.
Stay tuned for more SEMA news as the 2017 edition of the show approaches.