Watch Hennessey's monstrous pick-up decimate the dyno.
With six powertrains available, buyers of the new Ford F-150 are spoilt for choice. But if you want more power and don't need the F-150 Raptor's off-roading capability, Hennessey has a solution. Last month, the Texas tuner worked its magic to create the Venom 775 F-150.
Not to be confused with the Hennessey Venom F5 hypercar, Hennessey's modified F-150 still uses Ford's Coyote 5.0-liter V8, cranked up to deliver 775 horsepower and 685 lb-ft of torque. That makes it even more powerful than a stock Ram TRX, which generates 702 hp and 650 lb-ft. To see how much power the F-150 Venom makes at the wheels, Hennessey hooked the potent pickup to a dyno.
Strapped to the dyno, the F-150 Venom sounds suitably ferocious as its supercharged 5.0-liter V8 whines and roars. The dyno test showed that the F-150 Venom was pumping out 607 hp and 505 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. Because of unavoidable drivetrain losses, it's a huge loss of power. Nevertheless, it's still significantly more powerful than the stock version.
To demonstrate this, Hennessey also dyno tested a stock V8-powered F-150 to see how it compares. In stock form, the F-150 generated 348 wheel hp and 370 lb-ft. Hennessey claims the F-150 Venom has almost double the output of its stock sibling, and the dyno tests prove this.
To achieve these colossal figures, Hennessey installs a 3.0-liter twin-screw supercharger, a new intercooler system, and a stainless steel cat-back sport exhaust system. Other upgrades include a high-flow intercooler pump and a recalibrated engine control unit. With these upgrades, the Hennessey Venom 775 will sprint to 60 mph from a standstill in 3.9 seconds and conquer the quarter-mile in just 12 seconds at 117 mph. The truck that was dyno tested was also fitted with Hennessey's optional Sport Kit, which adds a coilover suspension lowering kit with traction bars and 22-inch wheels.
Unsurprisingly, turning your F-150 into a 775-hp Ram TRX destroyer is not cheap. The Venom 775 F-150 starts at $110,000 including the cost of the donor truck. Only 100 examples will be built for 2021 so it will be a rare sight on the road.