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Hennessey Hints At 1,600-HP Venom F5 Roadster

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Hennessey wants to know if the world wants a 300-mph convertible hypercar.

The Venom F5 is set to become one of the fastest production cars in the world, as Hennessey wants to become the first carmaker to break the 300-mph barrier. Now just imagine what driving at that speed with the roof down would do to your facial features with.

So far, Hennessey has only committed to making 24 examples of the Venom F5 coupe, but this render shows us what a roofless version would look like. These weren't the dreams of a random render artist, either – they were posted by Hennessey Performance on social media to find out if the world wants a 300-mph convertible hypercar.

"Who likes driving a fun car on a beautiful day? Should we offer a Venom F5 Roadster?" the company wrote on Instagram. We can't help but wonder what it would feel like to drive a 1,600-hp hypercar with the roof down, but it sounds like a lot of fun. How Hennessey would retain the car's structural integrity is another issue, though. Production would also likely be even more limited than the coupe version.

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Bugatti refuses to make a Chiron convertible, so a Venom F5 Roadster would be in a class of its own. If it ever entered production, it would be powered by a 7.4-liter V8 producing 1,600 hp. This setup is predicted to enable the coupe to hit 0-186 mph in less than 10 seconds. The first prototypes of the Venom F5 will be built in June to be shown to customers in August. After that, the F5 will start high-speed testing from September towards the end of 2019 before the production model is unveiled next year.