Hennessey Venom F5 Expected to Reach 290mph

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Top Gear is showing the world’s first view of the Hennessey Venom F5 from the Texas hyper car manufacturer.

The Hennessey Venom F5 is expected to crack the 290 mile per hour barrier, as yet unachieved by a production automobile.

Prices are unannounced, but the $1.25 million Hennessey Venom hit 270.49 mph earlier in 2014.

“I think something in the 290mph range will be possible,” Hennessey founder John Hennessey told Top Gear in an exclusive interview.

Hennessey’s first hyper car, the 1,244bhp Venom, took a run at the NASA Kennedy Space Center runway earlier this year and made a one-way pass of 270.49mph.

The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport currently holds the Guinness top speed record for production cars at a slightly slower 267.86mph, but that was the average of upwind and downwind runs at Volkswagen Group’s Ehra-Lessien test track, a high speed facility with a 5.4-mile long straightaway.

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