You might have heard the news when the Hennessey Venom GT, the brainchild of the Texas-based tuning house Hennessey Performance Engineering made the headlines, as it managed to beat the speed record of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport with an astounding top speed of 435.31 km/h on a test track.
Now the company is back on the headlines again as it is getting ready to beat its own record, on a car dubbed the Hennessey Venom F5, a triple exhaust-tipped hypercar. According to Hennessey, the car is named after the most powerful category of tornadoes out there, the F5, which on the Fujita scale has wind speeds of between 419 to 512 km/h.
Just as the name suggests, the new Hennessey Venom F5 is expected to reach speeds exceeding 480km/h, which should be enough to set a new Guinness World Record.
The company is anticipated to build this new hypercar at its Texas headquarters. According to preliminary reports, the Hennessey Venom F5 will come with a custom chassis and design that should be a bit different from its GT branded predecessor. Hennessey released a teaser image of its hypercar earlier last month through its social media accounts, which showed an impressive looking rear, suggesting that the car will have a more efficient mid-engine design.