John Hennessey might have just announced that the Venom F5’s engine will finally be revealed.
We’ve been very patient with Hennessey Performance and their upcoming Venom F5 hypercar. We’ve seen the outside, which is a very nice, mid-engine hypercar of the kind we expect from this day and age. We’ve seen the interior, which looks like a cockpit straight out of a ‘60s-era fighter jet. That’s a little more polarizing, but if you’re into it then you’re into it.
But what we haven’t seen is the engine. Hennessey has made a lot of big promises with the Venom F5, throwing around numbers like 1,600 hp and 300 mph. A 7.4-L twin-turbo V8 is said to be the wailing demon heart of this beast, but nobody has ever actually seen it to know for sure.
Well, we finally might be getting a peek under the hood. In his latest vlog, Hennessey Performance founder John Hennessey rambled on and on about the beginning days of his company while he drove his 800 hp custom Mustang to work. But then he snuck in a few words about the Venom F5 and hinted that we might just finally see what makes this ludicrously powerful hypercar tick.
Hennessey said the car will be on full display in California during Monterey Car Week and that “something special” about the car will be unveiled. “A very special aspect” of the car will be revealed when the F5 is at The Quail on August 24th.
Now, he could be speaking to some of the latest performance stats that the Venom has achieved under recent tests. We haven’t heard of the F5 running around the Nurburgring, so we doubt that’s what it will be.
It could be some fancy new active aerodynamics or an adaptive suspension. But c’mon, we all know it’s going to be the engine.
Hennessey also stated in his vlog that all 24 F5s have already been sold, so there’s no point in emailing them about it anymore. Twelve examples will be made for domestic customers, while twelve more will be shipped overseas. Each one sold for a base price of $1.6 million, which is a bit of a spicy meatball.
But then again, the Venom F5 is going to be a spicy car. Hopefully.