Three Hennessey vehicles
OCTOBER 30, 2015
Pennzoil® Synthetics behind 2,785 combined horsepower in 3 Hennessey Performance cars at SEMA 2016.

Attendees of the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas can catch a glimpse of the holy trinity of speed, power, and performance with a group of cars from Hennessey Performance Engineering that combine to reach nearly 3,000 horsepower. The three vehicles will be on display at the Shell Pennzoil booth (#60005) just outside the main entrance starting Tuesday, November 3, at 10 a.m. local time.

“I’ve been coming to the SEMA Show for the past 24 years and I’m more excited than ever to share our latest and greatest vehicles," said John. “From wild to mild, our special cars and trucks continue to deliver a driving experience of the highest order."

Leading the pack will be Hennessey’s flagship hypercar, the Venom GT, now boasting a maximum power output of 1451 bhp @ 7200 rpm, a gain of 207 bhp over the previous generation Venom, which clocked a top speed of 270.4 mph at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida in 2014. Horsepower and torque are increased, thanks to having the ability to run E85 Flexfuel which allows its 7.0L twin turbo V-8 engine to increase boost pressure from 19 psi to 26 psi.

“Being the fastest matters," said company founder and president, John Hennessey. “We are intent on keeping the Venom as the fastest, best performing and most exciting hypercar on the road."

Sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires will put the Venom’s power to the ground via GPS-based traction control system. Combined with a curb weight of just 2743 lbs, the Venom GT continues to offer an unmatched power-to-weight ratio.

“We only plan to produce a handful of Venom GT’s in 2016, as we are also preparing for our next evolution, the Venom F5”, said Hennessey. “We plan to demonstrate our improved power and performance both in terms of straight line acceleration, as well as road course handling and lap time performance”.


– 0-60 mph: 2.4 sec.
– 0-100 mph: 4.4 sec.
– 0-200 mph: 12.8 sec.
– ¼ mile: 9.4 sec. @ 167 mph
– Top Speed: 280+ mph


– 774 HP 5.0L V8 engine
– 0-60 mph: 3.2 seconds
– Supercharger system producing 9 psi boost
– Hennessey CarbonAero carbon fiber front splitter, side sills, and rear lip spoiler
– Hennessey H10 light weight wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires
– Brembo racing brake upgrade, front and rear
– The HPE750 Supercharged Mustang is the first and only 2015 Mustang to attain a verified top speed of 200 mph. One such car recently ran 207.9 mph on Jay Leno’s Garage on CNBC.


– 650 HP 5.0L V8 engine
– 0-60 mph: 4.9 seconds
– Supercharger system producing 7 psi boost
– Fox suspension upgrade
– Heavy duty front and rear bumpers
– 20 inch Hennessey wheel and tire upgrade
– Fender flares
– Skid plates