Hennessey Venom 800 Ford F-150 is toxic to TRX
Ford introduced the 14th generation F-150 earlier in 2021, so it was just a matter of time before a range of immensely powerful trucks emerged from the aftermarket and followed in its wake. Texas-based tuner Hennessey fired first by releasing a limited-edition pickup named Venom 800 that provides supercar-like power and acceleration.
Hennessey starts with a 2021 F-150 SuperCrew equipped with the time-tested 5.0-liter V8 and four-wheel-drive. It then demonstrates the Coyote’s dazzling tunability by topping it having a 3.0-liter supercharger that gives 8 psi of boost and upgrading a long list of parts, including the intake, fuel pump, and fuel injectors. Exhaling via a stainless-steel exhaust system, the eight-cylinder easily makes 805 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 727 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm when it’s fed E85 pump fuel. It gives the Venom a 102-horse advantage over Ram’s Hellcat-powered 1500 TRX, contributing to twice the horsepower obtainable in an unmodified F-150 with the V8.
All told, the Venom 800 takes 3.6 seconds to reach 60 mph, an amount that makes it three-tenths of the second slower compared to Mustang GT500 and nearly a full second faster than the 1500 TRX, though we suspect some.5-second time published by Ram is seriously understated. It blasts through the quarter mile in 11.9 seconds at 116 mph.
Brembo brakes (including six-piston front calipers and 15.1-inch front rotors) bring the behemoth to a stop. Suspension modifications are members of the package, too, but you’re knocking around the wrong door if you’re searching for a buttoned-down truck that takes a turn like a train. Hennessey instead increased the F-150‘s off-road prowess by adding a six-inch lift kit, beefier shocks with external reservoirs, and 20-inch wheels wrapped by 35-inch tires.
LED lights embedded into a custom-designed front bumper, a model-specific grille, as well as an assortment of emblems and decals complete the modifications. Inside, the tuner adds a numbered plaque towards the dashboard.
Hennessey will build only 100 types of the Venom 100 for that 2021 model year. The supertruck is for sale now, either directly through Hennessey or via select Ford dealers, and it’s costing $149,500. That figure includes the donor F-150 and a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty however it excludes delivery and options.