Hennessey on Thursday revealed the Venom F5 Roadster, a automotive that simply could be the quickest convertible ever to enter manufacturing.
Set to make its formal debut on Aug. 19 at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, one of many premier occasions of 2022 Monterey Automobile Week, the brand new Venom F5 Roadster is the open-top model of Hennessey’s Venom F5 hypercar unveiled two years in the past, and there is been no loss in efficiency with the removing of the roof, we’re instructed.
The Venom F5 Roadster runs the identical twin-turbo 6.6-liter V-8 as its coupe sibling, that means a peak output of 1,542 hp on pump fuel and 1,817 hp on E85. Peak torque is rated at 1,193 lb-ft. The mighty engine, nicknamed Fury, is mated to a 7-speed automated guide transmission and spins the rear wheels solely.
Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster
Additionally shared with the coupe is the carbon-fiber central monocoque construction, although the roadster contains a detachable roof panel that must be saved at residence. The Venom F5 was designed from the outset with an open-top model in thoughts, so solely minor tweaks had been required to the monocoque to accommodate the lacking roof, that means no main weight acquire. Hennessey quotes a dry weight of three,098 lb for the Venom F5 Roadster, versus 2,998 lb for the coupe.
The detachable roof panel is made out of carbon fiber and sports activities an Alcantara headliner. It connects to the automotive by way of a pair of high-strength latches. Patrons will obtain a separate stand to accommodate the roof panel when it isn’t in use. Carbon fiber can be used for the opposite physique panels, in addition to within the cabin, to assist additional save weight.
Hennessey nonetheless must conduct some remaining assessments to validate the automotive’s efficiency, however the firm states the Venom F5 Roadster is engineered to eclipse 300 mph, similar to the coupe. Thoughts you, the best pace Hennessey has taken the coupe is 271.6 mph, although increased pace runs are deliberate.
Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster
Ought to the roadster match the coupe in efficiency, it is going to be the quickest open-top automotive of any sort in manufacturing. The pace to beat is 265.6 mph, set by Hennessey’s personal Venom GT Spyder again in 2016.
Hennessey plans to construct 30 examples of the roadster, every priced at $3 million. That is greater than the 24 examples of the coupe which might be destined to be constructed. Manufacturing might be dealt with at Hennessey’s headquarters in Sealy, Texas. The coupe is already in manufacturing and the roadster might be too beginning late this yr.
Hennessey has additionally hinted at launching a high-downforce model designed for brief lap occasions as an alternative of excessive high speeds, so we may see much more variations of the Venom F5 in some unspecified time in the future.