All 24 are now spoken for.
Special cars don't usually take a long time to sell out. As predicted, the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 sold out almost immediately after being unveiled, and the Nissan GT-R Nismo is no longer available to buy either. Now it's Hennessey's turn, following the display of two Hennessey Venom F5s at the recent Monterey Car Week event. That Mojave Gold finish on one of the display cars surely helped to attract wealthy showgoers to the stand, and the result is that all 24 examples of the 300+ mph hypercar have finally been allocated, four years on from the car's original announcement back in 2017.
Selling out of the F5 is just the beginning, says company founder and CEO John Hennessey: "Showing two of the latest F5 models at The Quail and Pebble Beach alongside the likes of Bugatti, Lamborghini, and Koenigsegg was an honor for the whole Hennessey team. The fact that we secured orders from customers who saw the cars at the events is testament to the quality our team has achieved… and we're yet to reach the vehicle's full potential!"
It's unclear how many examples were unspoken for before the event this past weekend, but with the F5 asking for $2.1 million, it's more affordable than the more common Countach we mentioned at the outset.
The 6.6-liter twin-turbo V8 under the rear decklid of the F5 produces a 1,817 horsepower and 1,193 lb-ft of torque, "making it the most powerful hypercar ever made". We assume that this claim excludes electric vehicles like the Rimac Nevera, but the F5 is no less impressive for not having the crown of Most Horsepower In A Hypercar. The final phase of testing begins soon and will see Hennessey aim to surpass 311 mph (500 kph) as it hunts for a top speed record.
Mr. Hennessey continues: "Selling out is just the beginning of the F5 journey for us, our customers, and our fans. Production has already begun, with customer deliveries starting this year and continuing through 2023. That's not all, as we've saved a few more surprises for the F5, including the Track Pack enhancements, plus something else that's literally out of this world!"
Here's hoping that includes the roadster previously hinted at.