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Official: the $2.1m Hennessey Venom F5 has sold out

All 24 of Hennessey's speed machines – aiming for 311mph – are now accounted for

Published: 19 Aug 2021

The Hennessey Venom F5 has gone. Not over 300mph – that’s still to come – but all 24 twin-turbo V8 hypercars have been sold, boss John Hennessey told

A pair of production Venom F5s were on display at Monterey Car Week in California (at The Quail and Pebble Beach Concours) that helped push the final few cars remaining into the reach of its no doubt enthusiastic owners.

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“Selling out is just the beginning of the F5 journey for us, our customers and our fans,” said Hennessey. “Production has already begun, with customer deliveries starting this year and continuing through 2023.

“That’s not all,” he added, “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.” Is Hennessey going full Fast and Furious 9 and sending his car into space? Only time will tell.

For now, we can tell you that each owner spent $2.1m securing one of the 24 Venom F5s scheduled for production. Each one carries a 6.6-litre unit the team have nicknamed ‘Fury’. It’s a heavily modified LS V8, bored out to 6.6-litres and packing a pair of turbos with 3D-printed titanium compressor housings. We’re told the engine's internals are all lightweight too.

Total power rests at 1,792bhp and 1,193lb ft of torque, it redlines at 8,000rpm, and – according to Hennessey – is “the most furious engine we have ever built”. Want to hear what it sounds like? Check out the dyno testing video below.

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Hennessey is aiming for something more than 311mph (500kmh). Which puts it ahead of some other Really Fast Things. Reckon this’ll be the next top speed poster car?

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