When Hennessey Performance unleashed the Venom GT supercar in 2011, powered by a twin-turbocharged GM LSX V8, it ran a record-setting 270.49 miles per hour. Hennessey later went on to set another record with the open-top variant, the Venom GT Spyder, achieving the title of world’s fastest open-top vehicle and besting the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse by 11 notches.
So, what do the builders of the world’s fastest car do now that all the records have been broken and production of the Venom GT has concluded? Simple: they build an even faster vehicle out of their new firm, Hennessey Special Vehicles, and call it the Venom F5.
That’s right; the mad scientists are back in the lab whipping up the next “world’s fastest vehicle.” To us, it looks almost like the offspring of a passionate affair between a Corvette and a McLaren, and that’s not a bad a thing by any means.
The hype is real after HPE uploaded this teaser video and a few photos to the Venom GT webpage. A claimed 0-60 time of 2 seconds flat and a top speed of 290 miles-per-hour via 1,500-horsepower powertrain definitely has us eagerly awaiting more footage of this beast.