Hennessey is obviously a fan of the outright mad. Their Venom held the record for the fastest road car for years before it was taken from them. Now, their new F5 is on the way to taking that record again. But on the journey to top speed stardom, they enjoy to add performance and customise existing cars on the market. This is their latest offering.
This is what they call the ‘Goliath 6×6’. Not exactly subtle name, but at the same time, have you seen the thing? Subtlety isn’t what they were going for with this behemoth of a creation. Not only has it got 6-wheel drive, but 0-60mph is timed at mid-four seconds. That’s a small number for what is obviously a very heavy truck, but 705bhp and 675lb ft certainly help shuffle the thing along at a healthy pace.
You’ll certainly see it coming due to it being lifted by 8 inches, but thanks to an all-aluminium exhaust you’ll hear it coming, too. The 20-inch Hennessey designed wheels draw the eye as well. But before you think this is just a truck full of kerb appeal but no off-road potential, keep in mind that it’s equipped with chunky 37-inch BF Goodrich off-road tyres. I assure you that it could soon tear up a trail.
For only $375,000 including the donor truck, it’s a hair more expensive than its little brother, the Velociraptor – this being down to the fact that Hennessey are only making 24 of these compared to the 50 of the latter.
What do you think? Are you going to be ringing up Mr Hennessey to reserve yours now?