The automobile that began three many years of constructing quick vehicles even sooner was a Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4, again in 1991 John Hennessey modified his personal automobile to compete within the Pike’s Peak Hill Climb and Nevada Open Highway Problem races, he would later set a category file on the Bonneville Salt Flats and win the Limitless Class on the Silver State Basic open street race in Nevada that very same 12 months.
He additionally based Hennessey Efficiency collectively together with his spouse Hope in 1991, with a single precept in thoughts, an excessive amount of horsepower isn’t sufficient, from constructing vehicles for worldwide rock stars and world-famous athletes to claiming numerous pace data, together with the “World’s Quickest Automotive” title, the enterprise ethos has at all times been to hunt out the following problem.
Shortly after founding the corporate, John Hennessey turned his consideration to boosting the efficiency of the now-iconic Dodge Viper. By 1997 he achieved an necessary accolade together with his 650hp Hennessey Viper Venom GTS being the primary to interrupt 200mph. Since 2006, the corporate’s just lately prolonged 51,000 sq-ft HQ has been subsequent to its personal check monitor enabling the acceleration of its R&D, engineering, and tuning enterprise with vehicles just like the 234mph, twin-turbo 1000hp Ford GT, and 200mph HPE 600 Corvette C7 produced by the skilled staff of Hennessey engineers.
By 2010, the enterprise had constructed its personal hypercar, the Hennessey Venom GT. Primarily based on the chassis of a Lotus Exige, the 1244hp monster weighed simply 2743lb and was powered by a turbocharged Hennessey V8 that enabled 0-200mph in simply 14.51 seconds. The Venom GT set a manufacturing automobile Guinness World Document for the quickest 0-300kph time (13.63 seconds) in 2013, then adopted that in 2014 with one other world file, turning into the quickest manufacturing automobile on the planet with a 270.49mph high pace.
Truck tuning emerged as a brand new customer-led pattern in 2012 with the 600hp Hennessey Velociraptor starting a era of ‘hypertrucks’ from 1000hp supercar slayers to six×6 conversions. Alongside these monsters of the street, the Hennessey staff continued its muscle automobile work with fashions like its 1000hp ZL1 Camaro – named The Exorcist – elevating the profile of the enterprise additional nonetheless.
Immediately, alongside producing upwards of 500 buyer vehicles a 12 months, the Hennessey staff is concentrated on the all-new 100% bespoke Hennessey Venom F5 hypercar. This ‘decathlete of hypercars’ boasts 1817hp from its Hennessey-built 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine and targets a high pace exceeding 311mph (500kph).
In its 30th 12 months, Hennessey sees the launch of the F5 as a rebirth for the model and the start of an thrilling new future. Trying forward, Hennessey plans a sequence of thrilling fashions, constructed on the identical 100% bespoke foundation because the F5