This is the latest example built.
Every single Hennessey Venom F5 is special and no two are exactly alike. That's because only 24 examples will be built and Hennessey doesn't appear ready to make any exceptions. Last winter, we learned half of the planned production run had already been sold out. That means if you still want one you'd better hurry but be prepared to pony up around $2.1 million. Production just got underway this year and reports indicate just eight will be built by year's end.
And now, one of those eight is on display at Monterey Car Week in Pebble Beach. This is the latest F5 to be built and it's wearing a gorgeous Mojave Gold exterior paint color.
Unveiled alongside a Speed Devil Blue F5 - the hypercar's debut color - this latest example's owner was not named. We have no reason to believe it's a prototype. With a total of 1,817 horsepower and 1,193 lb-ft of torque, the F5 can reach 120 mph in only 4.7 seconds and top speed is supposedly in excess of 311 mph.
And if that isn't good enough for someone, then perhaps they should be patient and wait for the track-focused GTR-style F5 company founder and owner John Hennessey recently hinted at. There's no specific confirmation it's happening just yet, but Hennessey did admit such a car with even greater downforce "would be cool to do."
There's already a $100,000 Track Package available that includes an aggressive aero kit with a larger rear wing. But one thing is for certain: Hennessey refuses to turn the F5 into a hybrid, PHEV, or EV. This sucker is straight-up internal combustion, packing a turbocharged 6.6-liter V8. Buyers can choose between either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch.
This doesn't mean Hennessey is dodging EVs in general, but rather we could see something of that nature with the F5's eventual successor. Another big question is when will the Hennessey Venom F5 attempt to break some speed records? Hopefully, 2022 will be the year.