Having rare cars with low production for many people means several thousand or several hundred, but some cars are even rarer than that. In the case of these ultra-rare cars, they are typically exclusive and unimaginably expensive, and the Hennessey Venom F5 is no exception. It’s insane 1,800 hp toting LS engine, beautifully designed and hand-assembled body, and track-ready interior are an experience that only a handful of owners will ever experience, with production numbers sitting in the low two-digits.
The Hennessey Venom F5 at the 2021 Concours d’Elegence
When I had first glanced at the silhouette of the Hennessey Venom F5 it was underneath a silk-like cover on a stage at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance waiting to be unveiled to eager onlookers and attendees. Mr. John Hennessey himself was busy pacing the field in final preparation just hours beforehand, and stayed nearby the car to watch onlookers admire and ask questions. Luckily for me, Mr. Hennessey was in a rather amicable mood, excited to answer all of my questions. Among them, he told me that the Venom F5 “wasn’t looking to compete” against other hypercars, but rather the team just focused on producing the best car that they could — and the fastest.
The Hennessey Venom F5 only set for production of less than 30 cars
One thing that amazed me from my conversation with John Hennessey was his mention of the incredibly low production numbers: he told me they only intended on making 24 of the Hennessey Venom F5 hypercars ever. I took this with a relatively large grain of salt because it isn’t unheard of for manufacturers to produce a handful of cars more than intended, as many Ford GT owners experienced with the latest GT. Only 24 cars are set to be custom built for a select few buyers, and Mr. Hennessey had told me directly that their team was only prepared to make a handful of cars every year, as they are custom built and hand-assembled. Unfortunately, if you’re just starting to peak in interest of the Hennessey Venom F5 you are already too late — they are sold out.
The Venom F5 is already sold out ahead of final production
With incredibly rare cars like the Hennessey Venom F5, they are often made to order, so they are sold before production even begins. In the timeline given by Mr. Hennessey, buyers can expect to wait for quite a while to take delivery of their Venom F5 hypercars, which will each be built with custom options and specifications to meet the desires of each buyer. As he told the duPont Registry:
“Selling out is just the beginning of the F5 journey for us, our customers and our fans. Production has already begun, with customer deliveries starting this year and continuing through 2023. That’s not all, as we’ve saved a few more surprises for the F5, including the Track Pack enhancements, plus something else that’s literally out of this world!”John Hennessey, founder and CEO of Hennessey Performance