As promised, the Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster was unveiled during Pebble beach week. It’s also almost identical the coupe on which it is basedalbeit with a removable roof and a few subtle tweaks here and there to make it more unique.

The roof is of course the centerpiece, and Hennessey wants it to be that way, whether it’s on the car or not, as it comes with a gorgeous carbon fiber display stand when removed. There’s also a padded travel bag for it, in case you insist on taking it with you. The insulated top is made of carbon fiber and has an Alcantara lining. It weighs only 18 pounds.

Hennessey also tinkered with the exterior. Most noticeable is the new engine cover. Instead of a simple vented carbon fiber panel, the Roadster gets a large piece of glass framed in carbon fiber and aluminum to make the twin-turbo V8 visible. Aluminum panels and carbon fiber cladding are vented with holes in the carbon cladding formed to match the rear heatsink. The Roadster also gets unique wheels. They are machined from billet forged aluminum and feature the Hennessey logo carved into a single spoke on each wheel.

Mechanically, the F5 Roadster is largely identical to the coupe. It has the same twin-turbo 6.6-liter V8 producing 1,817 horsepower and 1,193 lb-ft of torque mated to a seven-speed single-clutch automated sequential transmission. No 0-60mph time has been given, but Hennessey is still aiming for a top speed of 300mph. At the very least, the company expects it to top the Venom GT Roadster’s 265 mph top speed.

Hennessey will produce 30 copies of the roadster, 6 more than the coupe. Each will cost $3 million and can be customized according to customers’ wishes. The company expects the model to sell out quickly after this unveiling. Production will begin later this year.

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