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Date: 2017-10-23

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The Texan's are at it again. 

Not satisfied with their 270mph Venom GT, Hennessey has released an image of their new Venom F5 next to a speed limit sign of 300mph. As subtle a hint if ever there was one.

Unveiled back in 2014 as a successor to the Venom GT which, unofficially, set the fastest top speed record for a production car, the Venom F5 shares the same Chevy V8 engine but has increased the power to around an incredible 1,400bhp. 

Based on the Lotus Exige, the carbon fibre bodywork has been revamped to ensure it doesn't resemble the donor car whatsoever. The chassis has also been tweaked to accommodate and, as a result, the entire vehicle should be lighter than the Venom GT's 1,244kg.

As it stands, Bugatti currently holds the official top speed record of 267.856mph set in 2010 by the Veyron Super Sport. The Hennessey Venom GT holds the unofficial record of 270mph, although the test was only run in one direction and the fact that just 12 cars were produced means they do not fit the criteria for the Guinness Book of Records.

An official announcement from Hennessey is expected shortly regarding the potential record-breaking hypercar, rivalling both the Bugatti Chiron and Koenigsegg Agera RS for the top spot.

Named after the highest rating on the Fujita scale measuring tornados, The Venom F5 is shooting for the stars. Do you think it'll hit that elusive 300mph? Let us know in the comments below and check out the video for the opinion of the chaps at Bloomberg.

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