Successor to the Hennessey Venom F5 Could Copy the Porsche Carrera GT

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Texas-based Hennessey evolved from a tuning shop to a legitimate hypercar marque when it followed up the Lotus Exige-based Venom GT with a completely bespoke model – the Venom F5. It’s currently busy putting together the track-focused Coupe, Roadster, and Revolution, but the next model is already in the planning stages. Horsepower-hungry companies tell Upper Equipment the new model magazine will arrive in 2027 or 2028.

John Hennessey tells PTS the next vehicle could take inspiration from the Porsche Carrera GT. He declined to elaborate on the matter, but the magazine speculates it will be an analog open-top engine, potentially with a naturally aspirated engine linked to a manual gearbox. As a refresher, the 918 Spyder Zuffenhausen’s precursor is a V10 targa with three pedals and zero turbo.

That wasn’t Hennessey’s original plan as the next model was supposed to be the wild Deep Space in 2026. The crazy electric grand tourer with six-wheel drive and 1+2+1 seating has now been pushed back. According to the new timeline, an unusual 2,000+ hp behemoth that stretches more than six meters (19.7 feet) will arrive after the track-focused car. This means an unconventional EV touted with a top speed of 200 mph (322 km/h) and a range of 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) will make its debut near the end of the decade. Why the delay, says Hennessey PTS customers don’t want to give up on combustion engines just yet.

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Meanwhile, Venom F5’s top speed is still on the agenda. Earlier in the year, John Hennessey hinted that a two-way run could be made at home in Texas on one of the new highways being built. The niche marque claims it needs “a five or seven mile stretch of flat, straight highway” for the hypercar to stretch its legs and potentially reach its long-promised 300 mph (483 km/h).