Hennessey Is Building An Electric 6x6 Hyper GT

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Promises the quickest to 200 mph.

We spoke to John Hennessey of Hennessey Performance Engineering a few months ago for a story about some fire-breathing, super-hyper-megacar, but while we were speaking we also asked him about electrification. Not to be left in the dust, he said he was working on something of that nature, and as it turns out, the company wants to reveal three all new models over the next decade.

We're only hearing about one today. It's called Project Deep Space and it looks like nothing we've ever seen from the Texas brand. Nothing we've seen from anyone, actually. Hennessey says it will be the world's most expensive vehicle at a cool $3 million. It follows the sweet looking Venom F5, and did we mention it has six wheels and six electric motors?

Hennessey Performance
Hennessey Performance

Hennessey is going to do things the Hennessey way, which means overkill to a degree only John Wick would approve of. The built-from-scratch four-door will transport four adults, four sets of golf clubs and four sets of luggage, all while coddling passengers in a private jet-like cabin. There's no mention of exact output, but Hennessey does note that six wheels have 50% more traction than four.

"Hennessey has spent more than 30 years building some of the fastest and most exciting vehicles in the world," explains company CEO & founder, John Hennessey. "This mantra will continue for our next 30 years by introducing the world's first fully electrified, six-wheel-drive hyper-GT. We believe that 'Deep Space', with six electric motors combined with six driven wheels, could be the world's quickest accelerating four-seater from zero to 200 mph!"

Maybe you start by beating the four-seater Koenigsegg Gemera's 0-186-mph sprint time of 12.8 seconds, then we can worry about 200 mph, gentlemen.

Hennessey Performance
Hennessey Performance

The cabin layout is weird with a centrally located driver, a la the insanely expensive McLaren F1, with two passengers flanking. The fourth passenger gets to sit in the VVIP (very, very important person) seat that lies flat like a first-class plane seat. Gullwing doors will allow passengers to enter and exit while most of the chassis and body panels will be carbon fiber, hence the stratospheric price.

Hennessey will build the vehicles at its Texas shop, with help from Shell Pennzoil and Delta Cosworth. Full specs will be announced soon and examples will be capped at 105 units. Production is planned for 2026.

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