Hennessey Performance’s latest images are the surest indication yet that the Venom F5 hypercar will hit 483kph. The images released on the firm’s Instagram account capture the rear of the car, one with the F5 adjacent to a road sign reading ‘speed limit 483kph’.
Similarities can be seen between the new images and early renders of the Venom F5 – most notably the light graphics have been carried forward. The rear-wing and triangulated exhaust arrangement also remain, but the carbonfibre rear diffuser has been ditched.
Little information regarding the forthcoming American hypercar has been divulged so far. However, the Texan outfit confirmed the F5 will be built in-house (by Hennessey Special Vehicles) on an a all-new platform conforming to standard road car regulations to make it street-legal.
The Bugatti Chiron’s latent claim to the top speed record hasn’t yet been realised – but Hennessey does claim that its Venom GT hit 435kph. Bugatti says there are no tyres capable of both withstanding the – unlimited – round-about 467kph top speed of the Chiron and surviving day-to-day use.
How Hennesey overcome this hurdle will be intriguing. Whether they fit specific rubber to achieve a top speed record and then supply customer cars with tyres suited to regular use, or seek-out a tyre supplier to make bespoke boots for the 483kph job, we’ll no doubt find out.
This article originally appeared at evo.co.uk