The debut is just days away.
First revealed in 2017, the Hennessey Venom F5 has had one of the most drawn-out reveals in recent memory. The Texas-based tuner hasn't built its own car from scratch since the Venom GT, and even that was loosely based on the Lotus Exige. Building a car with a unique design is challenging, especially for a small company but the wait for the Venom F5 is almost over.
Speaking on a podcast, company owner John Hennessey revealed that the Venom F5 would arrive later this year. Mr. Hennessey confirmed that the reveal was supposed to occur at Pebble Beach earlier this year but was pushed back because of the pandemic. No specific reveal date was initially provided, but now Hennessey Performance has released a teaser giving an exact day and time.
The teaser trailer totals just 21 seconds but provides the anticipated reveal date for the Venom F5. It begins by showing some close-up carbon fiber details, including the roof and front splitter with Dream On by Aerosmith playing in the background. The video then shows a new Hennessey "H" logo, followed by the Venom F5 print and the reveal date. The car will make its production-car debut on December 15, 2020, at 1:00 PM EST.
As a reminder, this is a pretty important reveal in the world of supercars. The Venom F5 will be powered by an in-house 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing 1,817 horsepower. Hennessey claims the Venom F5 will easily exceed 311 mph with such massive power, putting it within punching distance of the SSC Tuatara, which will re-do its claimed 330 mph top speed run.
Hennessey says the production version will feature "significant exterior changes" over the concept with enhanced aerodynamics. The car will also pioneer the use of carbon fiber and include an "aerospace-inspired" interior. Production will begin in 2021, with only 24 examples set to roll off the assembly line.