Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster launched

H.R. Owen – the UK’s leading luxury automotive dealer group hosted an exclusive launch event for the Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster at its new flagship 110,000 sq/ft multi-marque showroom facility in Hatfield.   Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster 1

  • H.R. Owen, the sole UK retailer to Hennessey Special Vehicles, has hosted an exclusive launch event for the Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster
  • Hennessey is one of the world’s most revered automotive brands, and the Venom F5 is the first totally bespoke, ground-up Hennessey hypercar
  • With 1,817bhp and weighing just 1,360kg, the Venom F5 Roadster is designed with one goal in mind: to be the fastest Roadster on earth
  • H.R. Owen is the UK’s leading luxury automotive dealer group, representing the world’s most sought-after brands across 17 retailers in the UK

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The F5 – a 1,817bhp V8 hypercar aiming to be the fastest roadster in the world –  was introduced to a select group of guests by company founder John Hennessey, Hennessey Director of Design Nathan Malinick, Hennessey test pilot and professional racing driver Alex Brundle, and H.R. Owen Chief Executive Ken Choo. 

Ken Choo, H.R. Owen CEO, said: “In 2022, we became the sole UK retailer to Hennessey’s growing line-up of extraordinary hypercars, and we’re delighted to have been able to showcase the Venom F5 Roadster to our customers for the first time. Our brand new H.R. Owen Hatfield facility, incorporating five state-of-the-art showrooms and three aftersales operations, was the ideal place to host such a groundbreaking performance car.”  

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Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster performance

With a mid-mounted 6.6-litre twin-turbo V8 powering the rear wheels, the Venom F5 Roadster delivers visceral performance like no other. With the carbon fibre composite roof panel removed, the sense of speed is elevated still further, and even more of the intoxicating engine note reverberates around the cabin as this extraordinary powerplant reaches its 8,000rpm redline.

Capable of a truly astonishing 311mph, the Venom F5 Roadster is a hypercar in a class of its own. It will also be an extremely rare sight on the roads, as only 30 will ever be built – each one tailor-made to its owner’s exact specification.

A tempered glass engine bay cover provides a pulse-raising view of the V8 powerplant. The glass can withstand temperatures in excess of 540 degrees Celsius and was developed with technology used in aerospace engineering.

So, it’s fitting that the Roadster’s launch party took place at H.R. Owen’s new Hatfield site, which is located on the site of the former de Havilland factory, which produced the 1934 England-Australia air race-winning Comet, and the legendary Mosquito – the fastest fighter bomber of World War II.

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H.R. Owen

H.R. Owen has more than 90 years’ experience in luxury car sales and servicing, operating the world’s oldest Bentley dealership, Jack Barclay Bentley, based in Mayfair, and the only Bugatti Service Partner of Excellence in the UK. Among its brands are Aston Martin, BAC, Bentley, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Radford and Rimac Automobili.

Recently, H.R. Owen announced its appointment as official UK retailer to pioneering American performance brand, Czinger, with Hennessey the second Stateside business to join H.R. Owen in the past two years.

John Hennessey, Founder & CEO of Hennessey Performance Engineering, said: “We are very pleased to partner with H.R. Owen, the UK’s leading luxury motor group. Their extensive hypercar experience allows us to expand our footprint overseas, confident that our clientele will be in the care of experts. We are honored to align with a professional team that shares our family ideals, brand vision, and passion for ultimate performance.”

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.