Texas-based tuning company and supercar builder Hennessey has opened a new dealership in central London.
The partnership with HR Owen will see Hennessey cars sold at the Mayfair showroom in Bruton Street. Hennessey will also be present at HR Owen’s ‘Supersite’ in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.
Hennessey’s new London store was chosen to “serve the capital’s affluent residents”, while also providing a gateway for European clients.
Pushing the Boundaries of Performance
John Hennessey founded his eponymous company in 1991, quickly building a reputation for extremely modified cars. In 2011, Hennessey released the Venom GT, a highly modified version of the Lotus Elise that set multiple (unofficial) world speed records.
Hennessey London will sell the vehicle developed from the Venom F5 hypercar. Powered by a 1,817-horsepower 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged “Fury” V8, the F5 is expected to reach speeds in excess of 300 mph.
At launch, Hennessey noted that the Venom F5 could be built in right-hand drive form.
John Hennessey said: “We are delighted to be partnering with HR Owen, the UK’s leading luxury car group. Their team’s supercar experience allows us to expand our footprint with confidence knowing that our customers will be looked after by professionals. We are delighted It is an honor to be allied with a team of professionals who share our family ideals, brand vision and passion for the ultimate in performance.”
Although all 24 examples of the Venom F5 Coupe planned have been sold, Hennessey has since added new variants, including the open-top Roadster.
A track-oriented ‘Revolution’ model was released earlier this year, adding wild aerodynamics to generate 635kg of downforce at 249mph.
Ken Choo, CEO of HR Owen, said: “The HR Owen Group looks for brands that are relentlessly innovative and strive to be the best at what they do, no matter the cost or complexity. Hennessey is the perfect addition to our portfolio of partners with a long history, A proven supercar that has received critical acclaim and a forward-looking vision for the future of performance.”
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