Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster has coupe power, removable roof

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As promised, the Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster was revealed throughout Pebble Seashore week. It is also almost similar to the coupe it is primarily based on, albeit with a detachable roof and some delicate tweaks right here and there to make it extra distinctive.

The roof is in fact the centerpiece, and Hennessey needs that to be the case whether or not it is on the automotive or not, because it comes with a elaborate carbon fiber show stand for when it is eliminated. There is also a smooth journey bag for it, simply in case you insist on bringing it alongside. The insulated high is manufactured from carbon fiber and options an Alcantara lining. It weighs simply 18 kilos.

Hennessey additionally fiddled with the outside. Most notable is the brand new engine cowl. As an alternative of a easy vented carbon fiber panel, the Roadster will get giant piece of glass framed in carbon fiber and aluminum to make the twin-turbo V8 seen. The aluminum panels and carbon fiber encompass are each vented, with holes within the carbon encompass shaped to match the rear warmth extractor. The Roadster additionally will get distinctive wheels. They’re milled from solid aluminum billet and have the Hennessey brand minimize into one spoke on every wheel.

Mechanically, the F5 Roadster is mainly similar to the coupe. It has the identical twin-turbo 6.6-liter V8 making 1,817 horsepower and 1,193 pound-feet of torque with a seven-speed automated single-clutch sequential transmission. No 0-60 mph time was given, however Hennessey continues to be aiming for a 300 mph high velocity. On the very least, the corporate expects it to high the 265-mph high velocity of the Venom GT Roadster.

Hennessey will construct 30 examples of the roadster, 6 greater than the coupe. Every one will are available in at $3 million and might be custom-made to the purchasers’ needs. The corporate expects the model to promote out rapidly after this reveal. Manufacturing will begin later this yr.

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