Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster Debuts With Top Speed ​​Over 300 MPH

The first official renders of the Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster came out in 2019, and after years of waiting, the roofless supercar is finally here. It debuted to the public on August 19 at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, during Monterey Car Week.

Hennessey claims the Venom F5 Roadster is “the world’s fastest and most powerful convertible.” The center-mounted engine is a twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V8 that produces 1,817 horsepower (1,355 kilowatts) and 1,193 pound-feet (1,617 Newton-meters). Power is channeled through a seven-speed single-clutch semi-automatic transmission.

Hennessey claims the Venom F5 Roadster is capable of exceeding 300 miles per hour (483 kilometers per hour). The company’s previous Venom GT Spyder is the current record holder for the fastest convertible at 265.6 miles per hour (427.4 kilometers per hour).

Up front, the F5 Roadster looks identical to the coupe. While not pictured here, there is one piece, the removable carbon fiber roof panel. It is insulated and has Alcantara upholstery on the inside of the cabin. The piece weighs just 18 pounds.

The roof panels come with a Merino duffle travel bag. There are also pedestals with designs that take inspiration from cars to keep them in your garage.

Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster Rear Debut
Venom Hennessey 2021 exterior

At the rear, there are new tempered glass windows that give the engine a look. Hennesey said the material was originally for jet engines and can withstand temperatures in excess of 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit (540 degrees Celsius).

The Venom F5 Roadster weighs under 3,100 pounds (1,406 kilograms), Hennessey said. In comparison, the coupe is 2,998 pounds (1,360 kilograms). Generally, convertibles are heavier than hardtops due to the roof mechanism and added rigidity to make up for the loss of the top.

Hennessey only made 30 Venom F5 Roadsters, which is slightly more than the 24 coupes. Production begins in late 2022, and prices start at $3 million. In comparison, the hardtop has a base cost of $2.1 million.

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