Hennessey Performance is teasing its next hypercar.
Dubbed the Venom F5, Hennessey says the new car will “take direct aim at the new Bugatti Chiron for world’s fastest production series super sports car.” That means it will have to at least have a top speed of 261 mph, but it seems more likely the Venom F5 will reach closer for the 300-mph mark. The name comes from the F5 tornado, which has wind speeds between 261 mph (420 km/h) and 318 mph (511 km/h).
Although Hennessey’s last great creation, the Venom GT, was loosely based on a Lotus, the F5 will be built on its own unique chassis. Not surprisingly, the company says the hypercar will be ultra lightweight. It’s unclear what will power the Hennessey Venom F5, but it is expected to have around 1,500 horsepower and the automaker is aiming for a zero-to-60 mph time of two seconds flat, on its way to a top speed of 290 mph.
“We are very excited about our F5 and that it brings forth an all-new design and chassis to achieve even higher performance through improved aerodynamics and technology,” said CEO John Hennessey. “The best way I can describe the Venom F5 is that it is sophisticated aggression on wheels.”