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The crew from Hennessey Performance have just previewed their latest creation, and it’s one of the coolest cars on the planet. The Texas-based outfit has packed all the screaming eagles, star-spangled banners and patriotism it could find into the Venom F5 Revolution Roadster, and the results are astounding. Based on the coupe version, the open-top roadster sees a host of changes carried out to make the car work as well as the closed version, or better even. The changes are mainly track-focused and include aerodynamic enhancements via significantly larger front and rear splitters, dive planes on the front fascia, a new distinctive rear wing and a high-mounted central air scoop to feed cool air into the rear-mounted powerplant.  Adding to that, the suspension has been reworked and given an accompanying digital track telemetry feature. The roof of the F5 Revolution Roadster was re-engineered with a removable panel made of a carbon fibre composite, and to make it work properly its fully insulated against the elements and lined with soft Alcantara upholstery, and it weighs just 8 kg so owners can remove it without roping in the kids or the wife. Even though it’s removable, the four quick-release bolts and the pair of high-strength latches keep it so well secured that the Revolution Roadster can still nail that 400 km/h top speed without the part doing an ejecto seato manoeuvre. Below that roof, the cockpit is designed with a fighter jet style, complete with an aircraft ‘yoke’ for steering, and hands lay on a bespoke carbon fibre, leather-clad steering wheel. Asses rest in a pair of carbon fibre race cushioned with leather-clad pads keeping weight down.

The Venom F5 Revolution Roadster has the same powerplant as the Coupe version, which explains the bonkers performance available. The Revolution Roadster features a mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged 6.6-litre V8 dubbed Fury. This makes sense because when you mash the loud pedal, all hell breaks loose. The setup is rated at an immense 1 355 kW (1 817 hp) with a torque figure up at a high 1 617 Nm. To make sure the Fury can be seen, the F5 Revolution Roadster features a tempered glass engine viewing window as standard, the glass is around four times stronger than ordinary annealed glass and is encapsulated in a removable carbon fibre engine cover featuring intricately milled heat extraction holes that match those in the rear bumper. The Venom F5 Revolution Roadster will see a very limited production run of just 12 units, and within that 12, only five will be offered up with the carbon exposed as seen in these images. If all goes well when the company tests the top speed, this Roadster version should easily cross the new benchmark of 400 km/h. As you’d expect with such a fine piece of automobilia, it comes at a very hefty price. You’re looking at forking out a mere $3 000 000, or just R56 509 413 if you punch that number into a currency converter. Shipping and taxes would see that rise exponentially, but this is one of those hypercars that will never see SA shores anyway.

Take a look at the YouTube video that shows off the latest slice of insanity from the House of Hennessey - the Venom F5 Revolution Roadster. This is the most amazing car to come out of the Texas automaker's workshop, not only does it pack in ridiculous amounts of power, but the exposed carbon fibre bodywork is what makes it really, really cool. Well that and the fact that it can do over 400 km/h when you stretch its legs: Venom F5 Revolution Roadster | Exposed Carbon Edition | World Premiere | Hennessey Performance

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