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The ‘Little Big Shots‘ star even knows more about expensive cars than Steve Harvey himself, so Steve decided to bring out ‘Jay Leno’s Garage‘ star Jay Leno! Chester was asked by Steve if he could have any car in the world, what would it be? Watch the video to see Chester’s response.

Venom F5 – Cigar Aficionado 12 Fastest Cars Money Can Buy

This American-born hypercar could soon not only capture the world speed record, but become the first production model to break 300 mph. No wonder it’s named for the most powerful tornado on the fujita scale. – A snippet from this month’s issue of Cigar Aficionado. You can pick up your copy today or subscribe on their website.

THE HENNESSEY VENOM F5 SET TO MAKE ITS WORLDWIDE DEBUT AT
THE 2018 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW
Shell and Pennzoil Set to Fuel and Protect Powerhouse

Houston – March 1, 2018 – Hennessey Special Vehicles, Shell and Pennzoil have teamed up to bring the Hennessey Venom F5 to one of the biggest stages in the automotive industry – the 88th Geneva International Motor Show. The hypercar is designed and built by Hennessey with the goal of being the fastest road car on earth. The Venom F5 will make its worldwide debut at the motor show on Tuesday, March 6 and continue to be on display (Stand: 1220) until the conclusion of the show on Sunday, March 18.

John Hennessey, company Founder and CEO, is known for making fast cars faster and consistently reconstructs vehicles from automotive enthusiasts and turns them into coveted raw power machines. The Venom F5 possesses the same raw power (and then some), but this vehicle is unique given that it was built from the ground up. Incorporating inimitable design features and utilizing technologically advanced products such as Pennzoil Synthetics, this vehicle is not only intended to be visually appealing, but also fulfill the need for speed that certain motorists desire.

“We partnered with Shell and Pennzoil to defy all odds and to create a vehicle that will be the fastest. Period.” said John Hennessey. “The Venom F5 combines a very low coefficient of drag of 0.33 and a curb weight of less than 3,000 lbs (1,360 kg). Pennzoil Synthetics will be pulsing through the twin turbo V8 engine that will deliver over 1,600 bhp. It’s no question of if we will break 300 mph but a question of when.”

Hennessey, Shell and Pennzoil built a relationship starting in 2014 and have since come together to build this vehicle that is on pace to re-write the record books in the industry. This car is set to turn heads with an all-new design and chassis that will also help achieve even greater performance through improved aerodynamics and technology. Hennessey will further rely on Shell V-Power® NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline to push the Venom F5 across the finish line.

“Our relationship with John and the Hennessey Special Vehicles team is mutually rewarding,” said Wolfgang Warnecke, Chief Scientist of Mobility for Shell. “Our products will be tested to their performance limits in this vehicle, enabling the Hennessey team as they look to break more records. This also allows Shell to continue to progress our own innovations while supporting this hypercar move to next level status.”

The Venom F5, which will have an exclusive production run that is limited to just 24 vehicles, will be on display (Stand: 1220) at the Geneva International Motor Show for all enthusiasts to see. Out of the 24 vehicles that will be built, there have already been 10 confirmed orders. The Geneva International Motor Show will spotlight the Venom F5 and allude to what is to come soon from Hennessey Special Vehicles, Pennzoil and Shell.

About Pennzoil®

At Pennzoil, we’re car people. We love cars and the role they play in our lives. That’s why we tirelessly strive to produce the most technologically advanced, highest performing motor oils on the market. Pennzoil has made the switch to natural gas technology to make purer synthetic motor oils that lead to better performance than motor oils made from crude oil. Every bottle of Pennzoil Platinum®, Pennzoil Ultra Platinum™ and Pennzoil Platinum® High Mileage Full Synthetic motor oil is formulated with PurePlus® Technology. PurePlus® Technology is the revolutionary process, which converts natural gas into high quality full synthetic base oil, with fewer impurities than traditional base oils made from crude oil. Feel the difference of next level performance. Make the switch.

Pennzoil® is the No. 1 selling motor oil brand in America. The full line of Pennzoil® quality products includes Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil, Pennzoil Ultra Platinum™ Full Synthetic motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® High Mileage Full Synthetic motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Euro Full Synthetic motor oil, Pennzoil Gold™ motor oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil® motor oil, and Pennzoil Marine® engine oil. For more information about the full line of Pennzoil® lubricating products, motor oils and filters, please visit www.pennzoil.com. Not just oil. Pennzoil®.

About Hennessey Specialty Vehicles

John Hennessey and the Hennessey Special Vehicles Team team have been making fast cars go faster since 1991. Over the last 27 years, John and his team have built more than 10,000 vehicles with more than 400 of those in 2017 alone. Hennessey operates a 36,000-square foot workshop and showroom facility situated on 143 acres near Sealy, Texas (about 45 minutes west of Houston). Hennessey offers a wide variety of dyno-proven, track tested high-performance engine upgrade packages & parts for a variety of modern performance vehicles. Hennessey is also the only tuner in North America that operates its own test track-the Lonestar Motorsports park 1/4-mile dragstrip facility which is adjacent to the Hennessey workshop & showroom.

About Shell Lubricants

The term “Shell Lubricants” collectively refers to Shell Group companies engaged in the lubricants business. Shell sells a wide variety of lubricants to meet customer needs across a range of applications. These include consumer motoring, heavy-duty transport, mining, power generation and general engineering. Shell’s portfolio of lubricant brands includes Pennzoil, Quaker State, Shell Helix, Shell Rotella, Shell Tellus and Shell Rimula. We are active across the full lubricant supply chain. We manufacture base oils in five plants; blend base oils with additives to make lubricants in over 40 plants; distribute, market and sell lubricants in over 100 countries. We also provide technical and business support to customers. We offer lubricant-related services in addition to our product range. These include: Shell LubeMatch -the market leading product on-line recommendation tool available in 123 countries in 26 languages. Shell’s world-class technology works to deliver value to our customers. Innovation, product application and technical collaboration are at the heart of Shell lubricants. We have leading lubricants research centres in China, Germany, Japan (in a joint venture with Showa Shell), and the USA. We invest significantly in technology and work closely with our customers to develop innovative lubricants. We have a patent portfolio with 150 + patent series for lubricants, base oils and greases; more than 200 scientists and lubricants engineers dedicated to lubricants research and development. Customer benefits include lower maintenance costs, longer equipment life and reduced energy consumption. One of the ways we push the boundaries of lubricant technology is by working closely with top motor racing teams such as Scuderia Ferrari, BMW Motorsport, Team Penske and Don Schumacher Racing. These technical partnerships enable us to expand our knowledge of lubrication science and transfer cutting-edge technology from the racetrack to our commercial products.

INQUIRIES:

Mary. B Walsh | Shell Media Contact + 32 478 402 938 (On the ground at Geneva)

Jarrod Holland | Hennessey Performance Contact 910-431-3322 | jarrod@hennesseyperformance.com

Shell Oil Company Shell Media Line +1 (832) 337-4355

Hennessey Venom F5 unveiling event will take place at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas on November 1st at 11 am Pacific time in the Shell Pioneering Performance Pavillon. This event will be streamed live on our YouTube, Facebook & Instagram channels. http://www.VenomF5.com

Visit the Shell Pioneering Performance Pavillon, booth number 60005, at the 2017 SEMA Show, October 31st through November 3rd.
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Check out our site http://www.hennesseyspecialvehicles.com

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Hennessey Hypercar to Set Aim for New World Record

Venom F5:  Exceptionally American. Built in Texas.

 

June 19, 2017—For immediate release

Sealy, Texas—Later this year, Hennessey will unveil its all new hypercar, the Venom F5, named after the fastest and most powerful wind on earth, the F5 tornado.  Tornado speeds are rated on the Fujita scale from F1 to F5, with F5 wind speeds being measured between 261 mph and 318 mph.  Built from the ground up, the F5 will have its own unique chassis and design, which will help elevate its performance to speeds approaching 300 mph. The Venom F5 will take direct aim at the new Bugatti Chiron for world’s fastest production series super sports car.

“We are very excited about our F5 and that it brings forth an all-new design and chassis to achieve even higher performance through improved aerodynamics and technology,” said company founder and CEO, John Hennessey. “The best way I can describe the Venom F5 is that it is sophisticated aggression on wheels. We look forward to sharing F5 with the world later this year.”

The Venom F5 will feature cutting-edge technology across the design, including chassis and engine development.  F5 will offer even greater power levels combined with improved aerodynamics and ultra-light weight which will yield the ultimate in performance.

“Having the opportunity to be part of the engineering and testing of this ground-breaking hypercar is perfect for Pennzoil,” said Patty Lanning, Vice President of Marketing, Shell Lubricants. “We have a passion for performance and know we have the right product to protect Hennessey’s engine through development to production.”

Hennessey has established a new company that will design, develop, build and sell the Venom F5: Hennessey Special Vehicles.  Hennessey’s new car company will operate on the same campus where their tuning business, Hennessey Performance (HPE) is located, that includes their own on-site proving grounds, the Lonestar Motorsports Park ¼ mile dragstrip, located just west of Houston, Texas.

“This is a new chapter in an all new book,” said Hennessey.  “F5 will be exceptionally American and built in Texas.  We look forward to sharing more details about our special hypercar very soon.”

 

Visit www.hennesseyspecialvehicles.com or www.venomf5.com for more information on  the Venom F5.

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About Hennessey® Special Vehicles

Hennessey Special Vehicles was established by John Hennessey in 2017 to design, develop and build hypercars.

 

About Pennzoil®

At Pennzoil®, we’re car people. We love cars and the role they play in our lives. That’s why we tirelessly strive to produce the most technologically advanced, highest performing motor oils on the market. Our Pennzoil Platinum® and Pennzoil Ultra PlatinumTM motor oils with PurePlusTM Technology deliver Complete Protection. For more information about the full line of Pennzoil lubricating products, motor oils and filters, please visit www.pennzoil.com. Not just oil. Pennzoil.

For more information, contact: John Hennessey?Tel: +1.979.885.1300 john@hennesseyperformance.com

 

Hennessey Venom GT Final Edition Crosses the Finish Line

Production of America’s 270 mph Supercar Has Officially Concluded

January 19, 2017—For immediate release

Sealy, Texas— Production of the world’s fastest hardtop coupe and convertible has now officially concluded.  To commemorate the final Venom GT built, Hennessey Performance (HPE) is making a “Final Edition” of its 270+ mph supercar.  The Venom GT Final Edition is finished in a special “glacier blue” paint with white stripes and is powered by the same twin turbo 7.0 Liter V8 engine producing 1,451 bhp.  The Final Edition has already been sold at the price of $1.2 millon US Dollars.

Since 2010 Hennessey Performance has built twelve road-going Venom GT’s along with one prototype for a total production of thirteen vehicles.  The first six Venoms were all hardtops and the last 6 were roadsters.  The first Venom GT Spyder built for Aerosmith’s lead singer, Steven Tyler, is going up for auction this Friday evening, January 20th at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, AZ.  100% of the proceeds of the sale will benefit Tyler’s “Janie’s Fund” charity.

Over the past six years of Venom GT production, power grew from 1,000 bhp to an astounding 1,451 bhp.  Combined with a curb weight of just 2,743 lbs the Hennessey Venom was the first supercar to attain and exceed the power to weight ratio of one to one.  Along the way, the Venom GT set several speed records including:

  • January 2013 – Guinness World Record for the fastest 2-seat sports car from

0-300 kmh in 13.61 seconds.

  • February 2014 – World’s fastest 2-seat sports car by attaining a top speed of 270.4 mph on the Shuttle Landing Runway at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
  • March 2016 – World’s fastest open top vehicle by attaining a top speed of 265.6 mph at the United States Naval Air Station in Lemoore, California.  This record beat the previous record holder, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, by 11 mph.

“We’ve attained some pretty incredible achievements with the Venom GT,” said company founder & CEO, John Hennessey.  “It was always my dream to build the fastest car and we did just that.  Our Venom GT retires as one of the fastest cars on the planet along with being one of the most exclusive.  I’m so grateful to our customers, employees, suppliers, and our technical partners, Pennzoil & Shell V-Power, who have helped make this special car a reality.  We look forward to introducing our next car, the Venom F5, sometime later this year.”

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On Saturday, March 26 the Hennessey Venom GT became the fastest open top sports car by running 265.6 mph. But was it easy? Check out the back story of man and machine and what it took for the Hennessey team to improvise, adapt and overcome in order to achieve their goal of making the Venom GT Spyder the fastest open top car in the world.

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October 29, 2015—For immediate release

Hennessey to Unveil 2875 Horsepower at 2015 SEMA Show       

  • 1451 HP Venom GT Spyder
  • 774 HP HPE750 Supercharged Mustang Convertible
  • 650 HP VelociRaptor 650 Supercharged Ford F-150 Truck

Las Vegas, Nevada—Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) will unveil a trifecta of speed and power at the 2015 SEMA Show on Tuesday, November 3rd at 10 am Pacific time at the Shell Pennzoil display – booth 60005 located near the main entrance of the Las Vegas convention center.

2016 Hennessey Venom GT

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 (1244 kg) the Venom GT continues to offer an unmatched power to weight ratio.

Projected 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
0-300 kph:           10.9 sec.
0-400 kph:           18.1 sec.
Top Speed:           280+ mph

“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”.

Rounding out Hennessey’s trio of vehicles at the 2015 SEMA Show are:

2016 HPE750 Supercharged Ford Mustang Convertible

  • 774 HP 5.0L V8 engine
  • 0-60 mph: 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.

2016 VelociRaptor 650 Supercharged Ford F-150 Pick-up truck

  • 650 HP 5.0L V8 engine
  • 0-60 mph: 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
  • Why wait for the 2017 Raptor when you can have a 650 HP Supercharged Hennessey VelociRaptor Ford F-150 truck now?

“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”.

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About Hennessey® Performance

Established in 1991, Hennessey® Performance Engineering (HPE) builds and modifies more than 500 vehicles per year from a wide variety of brands that include Cadillac, Chevrolet and Ford. HPE also builds the world’s fastest production vehicle, the Hennessey Venom GT, which has a verified top speed of over 270 mph. In addition, Hennessey® operates Tuner School, the world’s first fully state-licensed school dedicated to teaching and training future performance vehicle tuners. HPE is also the only aftermarket tuner in North American with its own proving grounds, Lonestar Motorsports Park, whose IHRA-sanctioned quarter-mile drag strip is adjacent to the company’s 40,000 square foot workshop and showroom situated on 143 acres along Interstate-10 near Houston.

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Venom GT “World’s Fastest Edition”
Hennessey builds special-edition supercar to commemorate speed records

– 13.63 sec. 0-300 km/h Guinness World Record
– 270.4 mph top speed run at the Kennedy Space Center

March 25, 2014—For immediate release

Sealy, Texas—Hennessey Performance (HPE) is building a limited run of
World’s Fastest Edition Venom GTs to celebrate the company’s recent top speed run of 270.4 mph, which was set at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in February. The World’s Fastest Edition (WFE) also alludes to the Venom’s 0-300 km/h Guinness World Record.

“The Venom GT is America’s supercar and it broke 270 mph on the same runway where the Space Shuttle landed at the Kennedy Space Center,” said company founder John Hennessey. “We wanted to offer a special paint scheme that would incorporate the colors of the American flag—the same flag we flew on the Space Shuttle runway. Thus, our special livery package includes a body in white with red and blue stripes.”

The Venom GT generates its incredible speed from a simple formula: huge power, minimal weight. Its 7.0-liter twin-turbo V8 makes 1244 bhp and with only 2743 lb. to accelerate (that’s 1244 kg, hitting that magic 1 bhp/kg mark), the Venom GT is not only the fastest series-produced road car; it’s also the quickest. It holds the Guinness World Record for standing-start acceleration, rocketing from rest to 300 km/h (186 mph) in just 13.63 seconds. Lightweight aluminum construction, carbon-fiber bodywork and featherweight carbon-ceramic brakes all make this extraordinary power/weight ratio possible.

“We’re thrilled about what we achieved at Cape Canaveral with the Venom GT,” said Hennessy CEO Don Goldman, “and now the World’s Fastest Edition is a living, breathing celebration of that record achievement.”

Just three World’s Fastest Edition cars are being built and have already been sold at a price of $1.25 million U.S. This makes the Venom GT WFE not only the fastest but also one of the rarest supercars ever built.

On February 14, 2014, after extensive aerodynamic testing and data logging to verify the CFD aerodynamic model throughout its designed performance range, the Hennessey Venom GT achieved a top speed of 270.49 mph (435.31 km/h). The test session was conducted at the Kennedy Space Center on the Shuttle Landing Facility’s 3.2-mile runway. Brian Smith, Director of Miller Motorsport Park, experienced test driver and vehicle dynamic engineer, drove the Venom GT through all phases of the testing.

The Hennessey Performance team was able to utilize the Shuttle Landing runway via the Performance Power LLC Space Act Agreement. Performance Power collaborates with manufacturers and race teams alike to utilize the shuttle runway for the purposes of engineering validation, safety, innovative product design, and aerodynamic testing. The Hennessey team, its engineers and test driver worked closely with Johnny Bohmer and the Performance Power Team who made this test possible. A representative from VBox USA, world-renowned maker of engineering data-acquisition systems, was on hand to independently verify and document the vehicle’s aerodynamic performance.

“I knew the car had it in it, but it’s satisfying to officially validate the Venom GT’s high-speed stability,” said Hennessey CEO/partner Don Goldman. “We’re elated to have met our goals of aerodynamic stability and crosswind tolerance.”

Validating the Venom GT’s performance, stability and safety at speed on such an incredible runway is why we came here,” said company founder and president John Hennessey. “I wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid. Neil Armstrong was my childhood hero. Even though the astronaut thing didn’t work out for me, I am humbled to have had the opportunity to conduct our testing on the hallowed grounds of the Kennedy Space Center.”

To date, HPE has built and delivered eleven Venom GTs to owners around the world. Each vehicle is built to order and takes six months to complete. As the production run will be limited to a total of just 29 units worldwide.

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