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Hennessey Venom F5 Wins Prestigious Red Dot Design Award

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Nathan Malinickdesign director at Hennessey“We began our design journey with the goal of being the fastest car in the world. As the F5 evolved and our targeted dynamic capabilities were defined, we relied on one guiding principle , “function defines form”, to sculpt the exterior. We worked closely with our engineering team to adorn the beast with aerospace-inspired shapes, creating a technologically capable machine while remaining immensely beautiful .”

The exterior of the Venom F5 is shaped by aerodynamics and inspired by the pursuit of speed. The hypercar exudes determination, purpose and drama in every direction with sculpted aerodynamic ducts and purposeful lines that convey a sense of speed and intent.

The Venom F5 passenger cabin is simple, slim and sleek. Designed to evoke the spirit of fast fighter jets – with an airplane “yoke” for steering – the space features minimal distractions, while promoting maximum visibility, tactility and functionality for the driver.

The Venom F5 is the first production vehicle designed and manufactured by Hennessey and represents the start of a new chapter in the brand’s history. The model is extreme on every level, delivering unprecedented performance through extensive use of innovative lightweight materials, including an all-new carbon fiber chassis. Combined with the in-house developed 6.6-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, the F5 achieves an unrivaled power-to-weight ratio and an incomparable driving experience.

John Hennessyfounder and CEO of the company: “The entire Hennessey team is extremely proud to win such a prestigious design award in our first submission. The Venom F5 has been a dream of mine for years, so for others to recognize its beauty is special and rewarding.”

Hennessey Special Vehicles recently completed technical development of the Venom F5, moving into a new phase as the focus shifts to ramping up production of customer cars. During recent F5 validation tests, Hennessey test pilot Spencer Geswein exceeded 270 mph. All 24 Venom F5 Coupe models are sold out, and the team will complete up to 12 vehicles this year.

At the end of 2021, Hennessey showed even more design flair, unveiling the world’s first six-wheel-drive hyperlux GT, codenamed “Project Deep Space”. Boasting prodigious levels of power and performance, the all-electric model, slated for production in 2026, features unique four-seat diamond seats and private jet-class comfort.

The prestigious Red Dot Award for product design dates back to the 1950s. Each year, the competition seeks outstanding achievement in product design and innovation – evaluating nearly 20,000 entries from over 60 countries. Red Dot jurors review and evaluate each entry to identify companies and designers that are setting new standards in their respective industries.

Pictures
Fifth complete customer car – striking Izamal Yellow Venom F5: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/avdpmcv7dahsr6c/AADXVLklLnd6bkQXSX_jJ1Nma?dl=0

About Hennessy
Situated at Sealy, TX, the Hennessey business includes Hennessey Special Vehicles, Hennessey Performance (HPE), Tuner School and Lonestar Motorsports Park. The company has redesigned more than 12,000 vehicles for performance enthusiasts around the world to deliver unrivaled driving thrills. As well as modifying a diverse range of sports cars and muscle cars since 1991, the company also applies its high-performance expertise to trucks and SUVs – and has its own hypercars – the Venom GT and Venom F5.

Every Hennessey product is proven, fully track tested, homologated and guaranteed. Customers can choose from road-ready, performance-enhanced Hennessey cars from a wide variety of brands, including Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford and Jeep, in addition to benefiting from a host of high-performance upgrades.

With its own test track, an engineering program for budding tuners, more than 50 team members and the ability to work on 40-50 vehicles at a time, Hennessey Performance is one of the leading companies in specialized vehicle engineering in the world. The new 6.6-liter V8 Venom F5 hypercar has sold out in 2021 and customer deliveries will take place from 2021 to 2023. Boasting 1,817hp and a top speed of over 300mph, the company is guaranteed to deliver on its mission of “making fast cars faster” like never before. HennesseyPerformance.com

On John Hennessy
As founder and CEO of the company, John Hennessy lives and breathes fast and fun cars. John developed a passion for performance while competing in world famous motorsport events including Pikes Peak, the Silver State Classic and the Bonneville Salt Flats (where he set a class world record).

What started in 1991, by modifying imports from his garage, quickly turned into building 1,000 horsepower twin-turbo Dodge Vipers that gained international recognition in automotive magazines such as Motor Trend, Car and Driver, Top Gear, and Road and Track.

Known as an American icon of speed, John fulfilled his vision of being the best tuner and automaker in the United States. With a global business footprint spanning the United States, Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle Eastit continues to find ways to improve the performance of some of the world’s most iconic vehicles alongside the creation of the company’s new world-class hypercar – the Hennessey Venom F5.

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