The follow-up to Hennessey's super-fast Venom GT is inbound.
There's a new supercar coming from Texas-based tuner Hennessey Performance, and we don't know that we could have waited another day.
The Hennessey Venom F5 is the official successor to the 2011-2017 Venom GT, and the scrappy tuning company's first wholly original, in-house project. Where the Venom GT was built on a stretched Lotus Exige chassis and powered by a twin-turbocharged Chevy LS7, the F5 will utilize a unique Hennessey chassis, drawing power from a Hennessey-developed twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V8 - albeit one based on Chevy's small-block architecture.
The Venom F5 has been a long time coming, but the supercar is, at long last, ready to be revealed today, Tuesday, December 15. To get everyone pumped, Hennessey has just given everyone a sneak peak at the supercar's wheels.
The Venom F5's wheels have evolved only slightly since the supercar first broke cover as a concept back in 2017. They still feature ten spokes, which looks about as thin as possible for something that has to withstand use at 300+ mph, but they feature a brighter finish, along with center caps bearing the new logo for Hennessey Special Vehicles. That's the brand new division Hennessey launched in 2017 just to build the F5 - and, presumably, other future in-house vehicle designs.
From the image, it appears the wheels will most likely be made of an aluminum alloy, although with carbon fiber wheels gradually making their way into the mainstream, we can't rule carbon out as a potential optional wheel material. Goodness knows there's already plenty enough of the stuff throughout the rest of the car.
The Hennessey Venom F5 gets the "F5" in its name from the highest grade in the Fujita scale for rating tornadoes by their peak wind speeds and destructive potential. F5 tornadoes have peak wind speeds between 261 and 318 mph. Not coincidentally, Hennessey's 1,817-horsepower F5 is gunning for a top speed beyond 300 mph.
Stay tuned as Hennessey finally, at long last, reveals the limited-run successor to the remarkable Venom GT.