This Thursday, Hennessey Performance Engineering unveiled its newest invention, a Ford F-150 dubbed Venom. It doesn't have the Venom F5 hypercar's race-built, twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V8 engine, so don't get your hopes up. Instead, Ford's Coyote 5.0-liter engine is used. Hennessey Venom 775 F-150 now produces 775-hp and 685 lb-ft of torque thanks to a 3.0-liter twin-screw supercharger.
Hennessey points out that this is 73-hp more than the Ram TRX. We're looking at nearly twice the power compared to the standard model, which has 400 hp and 410 lb-ft.
"Since Ram debuted the truck, our loyal Ford consumers have been clamoring for a showroom-ready 'TRX killer.' Our engineers have outdone themselves with greater horsepower, torque, and capabilities - I couldn't be happier," CEO John Hennessey said. "Our new Venom 775 F-150 is quicker and lighter than the stock TRX, and our order books are quickly filled with F-150 enthusiasts eager to reclaim the top spot."
Hennessey is probably talking to the Ford Raptor, which is easily outpowered by the Ram TRX, which has just 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. In certain respects, Ford can outperform the TRX, but not in the most braggy manner, which is in a straight line. Even though it looks ridiculous with vehicles like this. The standard F-150 lacks an off-road-capable suspension, but Hennessey has a solution for that.
A 6-inch raise is available, as well as 20-inch wheels and 35-inch tires. Buyers will also get front and rear Venom bumpers, as well as a front LED bar. The off-road improvements will cost an additional $20,950. For $18,950, you can have a lowering package with traction bars and 22-inch wheels with stickier tires if you want to go the sporty way.
Hennessey Venom 775 F-150 will be limited to 100 units and will reach 60 mph in 3.9 secs and complete the quarter-mile in 12 secs at 117 mph. A three-year/36,000-mile warranty is also included. Venom 775 F-150 must cost about $100,000, including the donor pickup, which sounds exorbitant until you consider current truck pricing.