Hennessey on Thursday unveiled the Venom F5 Roadster, a car that may be the fastest production convertible ever.

The official debut will take place on August 19 at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, one of the main events Monterey Car Week 2022the new Venom F5 Roadster is the open top version Hennessey Venom F5 hypercar introduced two years ago and we were told there was no loss in performance with the roof removed.

The Venom F5 Roadster is powered by the same twin-turbo 6.6-liter V-8 as its coupe sibling, which translates to a maximum output of 1,542 hp. on gas and 1817 hp. on E85. Peak torque is rated at 1,193 lb-ft. Nicknamed the Fury, the powerful engine is mated to a 7-speed automatic manual transmission and turns only the rear wheels.

Hennessey Venom F5 roadster

Also shared with the coupe central monocoque carbon fiber structure, although the roadster has a removable roof panel that needs to be stored at home. The Venom F5 was designed with an open-top version in mind from the start, so only minor changes to the monocoque were required to accommodate the missing roof, meaning no significant weight gain. Hennessey quotes a dry weight of 3,098 pounds for the Venom F5 Roadster versus 2,998 pounds for the coupe.

The removable roof panel is made of carbon fiber and has an Alcantara headliner and connects to the car with a pair of high-strength latches. Buyers will receive a separate stand to accommodate the roof panel when not in use. Carbon fiber is also used for other body panels as well as the interior to further reduce weight.

Hennessey still needs to do some final testing to confirm the car’s performance, but the company says the Venom F5 Roadster is built to eclipse 300 mph, just like the coupe. Keep in mind, the highest speed Hennessey got coupe is 271.6 mphalthough higher speed races are planned.

Hennessey Venom F5 roadster

Hennessey Venom F5 roadster

If the roadster compares to the coupe in terms of performance, it will be the fastest open top in production. The speed to beat is 265.6 mph, set Hennessey’s own Venom GT Spyder back in 2016.

Hennessey plans to produce 30 examples at a price of $3 million each. That’s more than the 24 examples of the coupe destined to be built. Production will take place at Hennessey’s headquarters in Sealy, Texas. The coupe is already in production, and the roadster will also launch later this year.

Hennessey also hinted at launching a high downforce model designed for short lap times instead of high top speeds, so we could see even more versions of the Venom F5 at some point.


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