Shortly after the company was founded, John Hennessey turned to increasing the performance of today`s iconic Dodge Viper. In 1997, he won an important award when his 650 hp Hennessey Viper Venom GTS was the first to cross 200 miles per hour. Since 2006, the company`s recently expanded 51,000-square-foot headquarters has been located next to its own test track, enabling the acceleration of its R&D, engineering and tuning activities with cars such as the 1,000 hp Ford GT Twin Turbo at 234 mph and the 200 mph Corvette C7 HPE 600 produced by the experienced team of Hennessey engineers. John Hennessey, founder and CEO of the company: “When I thought back to that year of motorsport at the end of 1991, I realised that I had learned the first rule of motor racing – if you want to make a small fortune in racing, start with a bigger one! To continue my passion, I knew I had to find a way to pay for it. So I thought that if Carroll Shelby and Alois Ruf could make a living building and modifying cars, maybe I could too – that`s how our business started. Our specialty is to increase the performance of high-performance cars and trucks through engine, suspension and chassis upgrades – we are upgrading domestic and imported vehicles to supercar level. How do you get a five-star car and driver rating? If you`re a racing legend like the Ford GT, you must at least live up to that legend. The Ford GT is characterized by a hyper-efficient aerodynamic design and the latest engine technology. We do things and see things from cars that were impossible to imagine 30 years ago; We could only dream. So you won`t be doing the Cannonball Run (for now), but that doesn`t mean you can`t afford a luxury vehicle yet. Here is some information about four supercars homologated for the road currently on the market. With its own test track, a technical program for aspiring tuners, more than 50 team members and the ability to work on 40 to 50 vehicles simultaneously, Hennessey Performance is one of the world`s leading vehicle development companies.
The new 6.6-liter Venom F5 V8 hypercar is expected to ship to customers in 2021. With 1817 horsepower and a top speed of +311 mph, the company is guaranteed to deliver like never before in its mission to “make fast cars faster”. HennesseyPerformance.com Every Venom F5 is approved for the road according to the “Show or Display” rules, just like the McLaren Speedtail. Buyers from all over the world can order the remaining 12 Venom F5s. With the proliferation of hybrids and electric vehicles on the performance scene, the Venom F5 could be one of the last hurrahs for supercars and hypercars powered exclusively by an internal combustion engine. Specs are certainly fleshy, with a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V8 engine called “Fury” that pushes 1,817 horsepower and 1,193 pounds (1,617 Newton meters) of torque. As attempted by the SSC Tuatara in 2020, the Venom F5 aims to reach a top speed of more than 311 mph on a validated double-sided speed race with a fully specified vehicle in series – this does not mean hat tricks here with a vehicle that is not technically legal on the road. Today, in addition to producing more than 500 customer vehicles per year, the Hennessey team is focused on the all-new 100% customized Hennessey Venom F5 hypercar. This “hypercar decathlete” has 1817 hp of his 6.6-liter turbocharged V8 engine built by Hennessey and is aiming for a top speed of more than 311 mph (500 km/h). The Hennessey Venom 650R is one of the first offerings from the tuning company. Available as a package for the 1996 Dodge Viper GTS, the Venom 650R was one of the fastest cars in the world. Upgrades included a $37,000 engine upgrade that used increased cylinder bores and a longer stroke to increase displacement from 488 cu in (8.0 l) to 514 cu in (8.4 l), as well as forged steel connecting rods (titanium rods cost an additional $3,500) and forged aluminum pistons; The set was then balanced and designed to bring the total power to 650 hp (659 hp; 485 kW) at 5,800 rpm and 650 lb ⋅ ft (881 N ⋅ m) of torque at 4,500 rpm, increasing the compression ratio to 10.5:1.
At the entrance, a competition air box feeds a 70-millimeter billet accelerator body and an intake manifold set to the connection. At the exhaust, a set of tuned stainless steel manifolds returned the used gases to a 3.0-inch stainless steel exhaust system that retained the standard catalytic converters, but easily bypassed them for track performance. The new engine management software increased idle to 1,000 rpm, disabled the 1-4 shift transmission function, turned on the cooling fans earlier, and packed the recalibrated fuel and ignition curves. The package was completed by the upgrade of the VenomAero carbon fiber body, which added functional and weight-reduced brake cooling channels, as well as a rear spoiler and optimized downforce. All these modifications allowed the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (0-97 km/h) in 3.3 seconds, complete the 1/4 mile in 10.8 seconds at a speed of 130.1 mph (209 km/h), and bring the car to a top speed of more than 215 mph (346 km/h). A Brembo Race Spec braking system and a Penske suspension system with 30 variable damping settings were available as an option. The total cost of the package was $108,500, excluding the price of a Viper GTS.  This is a 707 hp car homologated for the road. For comparison, keep in mind that the 2014 Honda Accord comes with 185 horsepower.
A Toyota Prius has 134 hp. They recently announced that they would only make 24 for the 2014 model year, and they have already started taking orders for the cars. All the parts were built in-house at their sealy factory, including all manufacturing and tuning, says Mike Peters, a salesman at Hennessey. “It`s the fastest, most complete and legal car for the road we have,” says Peters, adding that many of their customers drive these types of cars on a daily basis. Of course, prices vary depending on where the car is driven, the parameters chosen by the customer and the fuel available to the owner on site. Automotive blogs have estimated the price of the vehicle at over $120,000, making it one of the most exclusive parts on the road. At the end of 2017, the Hennessey Venom F5 was launched as a road-homologated production car! A mid-engine, rear-wheel drive, 7.4-liter twin-turbo V8 produces rated power that would make a semi-jealous; Hennessey uses 1,600 ph and 1,300 ft/lb of torque. The race is in human DNA from start to finish; Shortly after the invention of the “horseless carriage” in the 1800s, the first races began to take place in different corners of the world. The race from Paris to Bordeaux in 1895 was the world`s first real race over a distance of 731 miles; That same year, a Thanksgiving run was held from Chicago to Evanston, Illinois.
The first Grand Prix was held in 1906 and the Indianapolis 500 gave up its first green flag in 1911.