The Venom 775 F-150 is faster and lighter than the stock TRX, and F-150 fans are lining up to place orders.
With the all-new Ford F-150 Lightning electric vehicle still months away from its release date, Hennessey Performance Engineering of Sealy, Texas, has created their own version of a bad-to-the-bone F-150 known as the Venom 775, which is sure to appeal to muscle-truck lovers everywhere.
Hennessey matched it against a stock Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, which is well-known for its violent launch capabilities, as a testament to the raw force this truck is throwing to the asphalt.
Hennessey Venom 775 vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
The Venom 775 hangs with the Jeep off the line, then pulls ahead all the way to the finish line, even with the Trackhawk in track mode.
The Hennessey rep operating the F-150 remarked, "It simply goes; it doesn't chip, it doesn't wheel-hop, it doesn't do anything dodgy."
"The fact that it outperforms a stock Trackhawk is quite incredible."
Engineers at Hennessey have nearly doubled the output of the F-150's 5.0-liter V8 engine, putting out 375 horsepower instead of the standard 400.
A 3.0-liter twin-screw supercharger and intercooler system, as well as improvements to the air intake, throttle body, and engine management system, are used to achieve this accomplishment.
The Venom 775 is a homage to aficionados of the blue oval, according to business creator John Hennessey.
"Since Ram introduced the truck, our loyal Ford consumers have been clamouring for a showroom-ready 'TRX killer.'"
HPE engineers have outdone themselves with more horsepower, torque, and capability — I couldn't be happier.
"Our new Venom 775 F-150 is quicker and lighter than the factory TRX, and our order books are quickly filled with F-150 fans eager to reclaim the top spot," he said.
Venom 775 Off-Road Package
Hennessey also provides an off-road package that includes integrated front and rear Venom bumpers, a front LED bar, a 6-inch raise, and 20-inch Hennessey 10-spoke wheels wrapped in 35-inch off-road tyres, in addition to the street-going version.
Customers purchasing the Venom 775 tuned Ford will normally spend $90,000-$110,000, including the stock F-150 pickup, due to the limited production of only 100 units.
The vehicle also comes with a three-year/36,000-mile Hennessey warranty and all of the manufacturer's driving modes, allowing for comfortable cruising or high-power performance at the flip of a switch.
"Obviously, Ford is bringing back the F-150 Lightning in the form of a pure electric truck, but for those of us who grew up with the original Gen-2 supercharged Ford Lightning, you can see how much we enjoy the Venom 775 heritage edition sport truck... with a supercharger, a V8, and an automatic transmission."
"The actual modern-day Ford Lightning—I believe we've built it; I believe we've mastered it here," a Hennessey spokesperson claimed.