D Describing the Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster as a relaxed convertible might sound negative at first glance, but that's not what it means. Anyone who buys such a potent sports car is probably not thinking of relaxation, but is looking for a kick that has become a machine for the road. In this respect, a little spectacle from seven liters of displacement doesn't do any harm, especially since the missing roof brings the driver closer to the action.
An event that is admittedly still of a hypothetical nature. The trigger for this article was an Instagram posting by the US tuning company from Texas, in which it was asked whether a roadster version of the in-house hypercar should be included in the offer or not. The comments under the corresponding photos (not real, but computer-generated images) show that fans are definitely interested in such a car.
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The coupé version of the Hennessey Venom F5 brings the best conditions for a hot ride. The 1,622 hp seven-liter twin-turbo V8 accelerates the 1.3-ton sports car to up to 482 km /h. It's not for nothing that the Texans call this monster F5, corresponding to the highest tornado category. A pleasure that should not be enjoyed by many people, because the Venom F5, which costs almost 1.4 million euros, is limited to 24 units.
All those who haven't gotten any of it would be just right if the portfolio were to be supplemented by a roadster variant. Especially since the market niche of absurdly strong hypercars without a roof has so far been very sparsely populated. There is the Porsche 918 Spyder, which actually no longer exists, and the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, which also no longer exists. Both models were limited, both are sold out, and both are nowhere near as strong as the Hennessey. We only see the Bugatti Chiron or the Koenigsegg Jesko as opponents to be taken seriously. And neither model is available as an open-air version. So yes, Hennessey, we'd also be in favor of you putting the roadster version on the wheels. But let's take a spin then.