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Michael Jordan Takes Delivery Of 1,817-HP Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster

23 May 2023
  • What are the specifications of Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster?
  • What makes this Venom F5 Roadster a mind-boggling performance car?

Michael Jordan, the basketball legend known for his unparalleled skills on the court, has once again made headlines, but this time it's not for his sporting achievements. The six-time NBA champion recently took delivery of the highly anticipated Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster, a true automotive marvel that boasts an astounding 1,817 horsepower. What's even more impressive is the fact that Hennessey will only produce a limited run of 30 examples of this convertible masterpiece, making Jordan's acquisition all the more exclusive.

The Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster

The Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster

The Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster is the brainchild of Hennessey Performance Engineering, an American tuning company renowned for its high-performance upgrades and hypercar creations. Building upon the success of the Venom GT, the Venom F5 is the company's most ambitious and awe-inspiring project to date.

With a top speed projected to exceed 500 kilometers per hour, the Venom F5 Roadster is set to become one of the fastest convertible cars ever produced. Its jaw-dropping power comes from a monstrous 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, which delivers an incredible 1,817 horsepower and 1,193 pound-feet of torque. This power is transferred to the rear wheels via a seven-speed single-clutch automatic transmission.

A sleek and aerodynamic design

A sleek and aerodynamic design

In addition to its mind-boggling performance figures, the Venom F5 Roadster features a sleek and aerodynamic design that embodies speed and aggression. Its lightweight carbon fiber body is sculpted to maximize downforce and minimize drag, allowing it to cut through the air with minimal resistance. The convertible variant adds an extra layer of exhilaration by allowing occupants to experience the thrill of speed with the wind in their hair.

Hennessey's commitment to exclusivity is evident in the limited production run of only 30 units. Each car will be meticulously crafted and tailored to the owner's preferences, ensuring a unique and personalized driving experience. With Michael Jordan being one of the fortunate few to acquire this rare gem, it further highlights the desirability and collectability of the Venom F5 Roadster.

Epitome of automotive

Epitome of automotive

While the exact price tag for the Venom F5 Roadster remains undisclosed, it's safe to say that it will command a hefty sum, fitting for a vehicle of such exceptional performance and rarity. For automotive enthusiasts and collectors alike, this hypercar represents the epitome of automotive engineering and craftsmanship.

Michael Jordan's acquisition of the Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster reinforces his status not only as a basketball legend but also as an avid car enthusiast. Over the years, he has showcased his passion for luxury and high-performance automobiles, building an impressive collection that includes iconic models from brands like Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz.

For those lucky enough to witness the Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster in person or catch a glimpse of it on the road, it will undoubtedly leave an indelible impression. With its extraordinary performance, breathtaking design, and exclusive production numbers, this hypercar is destined to become an icon in the automotive realm, just like the man who now owns one – Michael Jordan.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

Italian Government Pressures Alfa Romeo to Rename Milano SUV to 'Junior'

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In a surprising turn of events, Alfa Romeo has announced that it will be changing the name of its recently unveiled Milano SUV to "Junior" after facing pressure from the Italian government. This decision comes amidst criticism from Italy's industry minister, Adolfo Urso, who expressed concerns over the marketing of a foreign-manufactured vehicle bearing an Italian name.

Auto China 2024 and beyond: Mercedes-Benz to showcase its focus on China with new products and localised developments

16 Apr 2024
Auto China 2024 and beyond: Mercedes-Benz to showcase its focus on China with new products and localised developments

At and around Auto China 2024, Mercedes Benz underlines its commitment to delivering dedicated products and technologies to Chinese customers. As the largest single automotive market in the world, China plays an important role in the long-term strategy of Mercedes Benz. Running up to the show, the company will maintain its leadership position in this market, headlined by the world premiere of the all-new electric Mercedes Benz G Class.

China is home to the company’s largest production site and the most comprehensive R&D hub outside Germany, playing a significant role in Mercedes Benz’s global R&D network. In recent years, Mercedes Benz strengthened its R&D capabilities in China, particularly in electrification and digitalisation. In 2021, the company opened the new R&D Tech Centre China in Beijing, equipped with state-of-the-art testing labs, including E drive, battery, charging, NVH, and more. In 2022, Mercedes Benz established the new R&D Centre Shanghai, focusing on connectivity, automated driving, plus software and hardware development. This April, a new building will be added with advanced hardware and software facilities designed to accelerate local development in cutting-edge digital innovations. Besides the R&D Centre, the existing Design Centre will continue to promote the digital dimension in Mercedes Benz designs.

Gordon Murray Automotive reveals all T.50s commemorative names ahead of prototype global dynamic debut

16 Apr 2024
Gordon Murray Automotive reveals all T.50s commemorative names ahead of prototype global dynamic debut

Premium British vehicle manufacturer Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA) has announced the 25 commemorative names to be paired with the 25 T.50s Niki Lauda chassis. Each of the track-only T.50s supercars will celebrate Gordon Murray’s rich racing heritage with their names commemorating the dates of his first 24 Grand Prix wins at different circuits, and a special endurance race victory.

Already allocated to their owners, each of the T.50s chassis is themed chronologically, starting with Murray’s first race victory – 1974 South Africa at Kyalami – and continuing with each subsequent win at unique locations: 1974 USA at Watkins Glen; 1975 Brazil at Interlagos; 1975 Germany at Nürburgring; 1978 Sweden at Anderstorp; 1980 Italy at Imola; 1980 Netherlands at Zandvoort; 1981 Argentina at Buenos Aires; 1982 Monte Carlo at Monaco; 1982 Canada at Montreal; 1983 Brazil at Rio; 1983 Italy at Monza; 1983 UK at Brands Hatch; 1984 USA at Detroit; 1985 France at Paul Ricard; 1988 Mexico at Mexico City; 1988 UK at Silverstone; 1988 Belgium at Spa; 1988 Portugal at Estoril; 1998 Spain at Jerez; 1988 Japan at Suzuka; 1988 Germany at Hockenheim; 1988 Hungary at Hungaroring; 1988 Australia at Adelaide; 1995 France at La Sarthe.

The news comes ahead of the global dynamic debut of the T.50s Niki Lauda prototype on 13 April at the UK’s Goodwood Motor Circuit. The first public outing for the T.50s prototype will headline the 81st Goodwood Members Meet where more than 15,000 track spectators will enjoy the first outing of the race-spec car revving through to its 12,100 rpm redline. The T.33 mule ‘James’ will also make its dynamic debut at the event marking the progress made by the GMA R&D team and enabling the public to hear the GMA.2 V12 engine for the first time.

The Goodwood event will celebrate the career of famed racer Niki Lauda – the 1970s and 1980s F1 driver whose name appears on every T.50s. Raising the occasion’s significance further, GMA will explain the unique connection between the T.50s and the iconic Brabham BT46B ‘Fan Car’ that Niki Lauda drove to a commanding victory at the 1978 Swedish Grand Prix.

Conceived by Gordon Murray during his 17-year tenure as Chief Designer at the Brabham Formula One team, the BT46B rose to instant iconic status due to Murray’s innovative addition of a ground-effect fan system. Having dominated and won its inaugural race at Anderstorp, Sweden in the hands of Niki Lauda, the model was withdrawn by Brabham to pacify other teams for the good of the championship.

Gordon Murray, CBE – Executive Chairman, Gordon Murray Group: “The dynamic debuts of the GMA T.33 mule and GMA T.50s XP1 mark an important milestone in the development of both supercars. I’m also proud that we will participate in honouring a man who was a one-of-a-kind racer and a great friend by showcasing the T.50s Niki Lauda at Goodwood. Additionally, revealing the 25 historically significant motor racing names for our track-only T.50s is the perfect way to celebrate a favourite event for me and the whole GMA team.”

GMA’s Dario Franchitti will present attendees with an insightful overview of the story of the BT46B and its significance in the design and engineering of the T.50 supercar and its track-spec T.50s sibling. The GMA team will also be joined by His Grace the Duke of Richmond who will take a tour of the Murray display of heritage race cars and modern-day GMA supercars.