Hennessey will observe its speed-record-hunting Venom F5 hypercar with its first electrical automobile, a six-wheeled grand tourer with a mind-boggling energy output and a $3 million (£2.25m) worth.
Referred to as Mission Deep Area, the US agency’s EV (rendered by Autocar above, based mostly on official sketches) will function each a central driving place and a diamond-shaped four-seat structure. Boss John Hennessey mentioned it will likely be about six metres lengthy and that it also needs to be the fastest-accelerating four-seater from relaxation to 200mph.
Work has already begun on the manufacturing automobile, which must be launched in 2026. Not more than 105 examples can be made.
Hennessey advised Autocar that he had been serious about EVs for years however at all times struggled with the load of sufficiently potent battery packs for brand-appropriate efficiency.
“Then I believed: ‘What if it isn’t a hypercar just like the F5 and we settle for that it’s going to weigh one thing greater than 4000lb [1814kg]? Perhaps it could possibly be one thing that carried greater than two folks.’”
The automobile will use a motor for every wheel to get most traction. Hennessey wouldn’t be drawn on a last energy determine however mentioned: “It’s fairly frequent to have the ability to generate 400bhp per electrical motor, so doing the maths suggests a severe quantity of energy if we determined to try this.”
The presumed output of round 2400bhp would make the Deep Area way more highly effective than the Lotus Evija and Pininfarina Battista electrical hypercars. Shell-owned Pennzoil and Cosworth-owned Delta are contributing to growth of the Deep Area powertrain.
Hennessey known as it “the trendy equal of one thing like a Bugatti Royale” and mentioned the vary must be “higher than that which presently exists”. One has been offered already, to the proprietor of the Venom F5 that Hennessey confirmed at Pebble Seashore in August.
“What number of extra guys are on the market? I’m unsure, however I do know that on this a part of the market, folks need to have one thing fully totally different to what their buddies and rivals personal,” mentioned Hennessey.