Hennessey planning updated, faster version of Venom GT

Published by on Aug 6th, 2014, No Comments

Venom F5

It seems that breaking the land speed record isn’t enough for Hennessey and their Venom GT. In fact, the car company has just announced plans for a updated, faster version of the Venom GT.

Talking to Top Gear, Hennessey confirmed the company’s plans to build a Venom GT that would make the existing GT look like small fry. And the name? They plan on calling this beast of a super car the Venom GT F5. We’re thinking the F stands for fast.

The main goal with the Venom GT F5 is to top the top speed of the Venom GT. Hennessey said that they would like to reach a top speed of a whopping 290mph (that’s 466,17 km/h to you and me). To refresh your memory, the top speed that the existing Venom GT reached was 270,4mph (or 435,16) – and with it, they took the land speed record.

Before Hennessey stepped onto the playground, the previous land speed record was held by Bugatti with their Veyron at 269,86mph (434,29km/h).  (more…)

John Hennessey talks about the Venom GT

Published by on May 30th, 2014, No Comments


A few months ago, the Hennessey Venom GT became the fastest car in the world. And of course, the attention immediately thrust the car, as well as Hennessey into the spotlight.

The Hennessey GT Venom officially became the fastest car in the world after it broke the land speed record in February. The super car topped an incredible 270,4 miles per hour, which for us means 435, 26 km/h! Yes, we know, that’s super fast. (more…)

Special Edition Hennessey GT Venom made available for purchase

Published by on Mar 26th, 2014, No Comments


A few weeks ago, we reported on the the Hennessey GT Venom’s record-breaking run. This stunt saw the American-made super car break the land speed record at an incredible 435,16 km/h.

And if you were one of he people witnessing the amazing stunt and thinking: “I need this car in my life”, well, it’s your lucky day – because Hennessey has just announced that they are releasing a special edition GT Venom WFE. And yes, the WFE stands for World’s Fastest Edition.  (more…)

Hennessey HPE600 Revealed (Video)

Published by on Mar 9th, 2011, No Comments

Hennessey Performance has unveiled their new Hennessey HPE600. This is a new tuning package for the Chevrolet Camaro Convertible. HPE600 is a model that appears virtually the same as that of Camaro SS. However, it features individually numbered plaque, special floor mats, and embroidered headrests in the interior.


Hennessy 2011 HPE700 Camaro Convertible Details Surface

Published by on Oct 8th, 2010, No Comments

The first details of the 2011 HPE700 Camaro Convertible from the Hennessey Performance stables are out.  As has been the case with the company’s earlier HPE700 coupe model,  the upcoming  the convertible will come with a CarbonAero body kit that would comprise a front splitter, a rear diffuser and revised side skirts.


Hennessey ZR700 Limited Edition Announced

Published by on Jul 7th, 2009, 2 Comments


Hennessey have just announced that they’re planning a new Hennessey ZR700 limited edition based on the Corvette ZR1. A super car with an upgraded supercharger, exhaust, and air induction system, the ZR700 churns nothing less than 705hp and 717 lb-ft of torque from the powerful LS9 engine. As for the whole package, Hennessey ZR700 runs on carbon fiber wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires, a carbon fiber front splitter, canards, and a rear spoiler. All these help it out to fly naught to 60mph in 2.9 seconds. As for what’s inside, Hennessey is going to revamp the interior of the Vette ZR1 with lightweight carbon fiber seats, and an Alcantara steering wheel and shift knob. You’d better hurry to secure one of the 24 models to be produced in 2010.


705 HP LS9-Powered Hennessey Camaro

Published by on Jun 18th, 2009, 7 Comments


The folks at Hennessey Motorsport in Houston complete their first swap of a ZR1-sourced LS9 into a 2010 Camaro, creating the HPE700. beautiful machine with this many horses under the hood – can you say  0-60mph in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 201mph, this is the first 705 HP LS9-Powered Hennessey Camaro that manages to surprise and charm with its amazing specs: 705 bhp @ 6,400 rpm, 717 lb-ft Torque @ 4,400 rpm Performance (Estimated), 1/4 mile: 11.3 @ 125 mph. Looks like a pure adrenaline shot … that if you can afford buying one for $109,000. Right? [via Jalopnik]

800hp Hennessey CTS-V, Running on ZR1 Engine

Published by on May 8th, 2009, No Comments

Those wicked chaps at Hennessey Performance Engineering got their hands on a Cadillac CTS-Va and turned it into a real monster. Thanks to a V800 package that includes a twin-turbo system, external wastegates, blow-off valves, a high-performance fuel system with upgraded injectors and new engine management software, the 556 hp stock engine is now churning some 800hp and 780 lb-ft of torque. But for those that 800hp (anyone?) is too much, they’ve prepared more tuning packages (V600, V650, V700) that will cost less. A beast in disguise, Hennessey sure managed to get us dreaming of burning rubber from behind the wheel of their new 800hp CTS-V. How about you?