- Hennessey plans to launch its all-electric hyper GT car within the next five years.
- Only 105 of these six-wheel-drive vehicles will be built for customers.
- They say it will be the world's fastest-accelerating four-seater with a top speed beyond 320km/h.
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John Hennessey and his team of mechanical engineering wizards based in Sealy, Texas (USA), have already created some insanely cool cars like the Venom F5 and Mammoth TRX, but the company is about to embark on its most ambitious project yet. The hypercar manufacturer (and high-performance vehicle customisation specialist) has revealed part of its 10-year product plan to see three all-new ground-up models created over the next decade.
The first to debut, which follows the Venom F5, will be the world's first six-wheel-drive, fully electric Hyper-GT – codenamed 'Project Deep Space'.
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The world's most expensive electric vehicle
Expected to become the world's most expensive electric vehicle (priced from $3 million) when it's eventually launched, the new car will be a unique, ultra-luxurious grand tourer that can transport four adults in absolute comfort along with four sets of golf clubs, plus luggage. Hello Koenigsegg Gemera, meet your nemesis.
Of course, given John Hennessey's obsession with power and speed, it will undoubtedly be devastatingly fast with peerless traction thanks to its unique six-wheel-drive powertrain. With a 50 per cent increase in road surface contact over traditional four-wheeled vehicles, the sprint performance of the forthcoming Hennessey hyper-GT is expected to be utterly astonishing.
30 years of experience poured into the new model
"We have spent more than 30 years building some of the fastest and most exciting vehicles in the world," says company CEO and founder John Hennessey. "This mantra will continue for our next 30 years by introducing the world's first fully-electrified, six-wheel-drive hyper-GT. We believe that 'Deep Space', with its six electric motors combined with six driven wheels, could be the world's quickest accelerating four-seater from zero to 200 mph."
The most luxurious vehicle Hennessey has ever conceived
The Deep Space hypercar's passenger cabin is cutting-edge. With the driver centrally located, the innovative diamond-shaped seating positions permit two passengers to sit to the side and slightly back from the driver. The fourth passenger is positioned directly behind the driver to occupy what John Hennessey calls the world's first VVIP (Very Very Important Person) lie-flat automotive seat – bringing private-jet-class luxury to the Hyper-GT car world.
Hennessey will construct 'Project Deep Space' with an ultra-lightweight carbon-fibre chassis and body panels, plus dramatic gullwing doors. It will fit the interior with the highest quality materials; however, bespoke orders will permit discerning clientele to customise each electric hyper-GT to their heart's desire.
Full specifications for 'Project Deep Space' are yet to be announced, but Hennessey has confirmed that pricing will start at around R47 million if you convert it from the dollar asking price. Hennessey will cap production at 105 units globally to ensure exclusivity for its customers, and production is planned to begin in 2026.
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