Hennessey Performance Engineering has a long-established propensity for delivering up-specced, performance-bolstering versions of existing American cars and trucks, as well as a few of the outfit’s own hyper-performance models under HPE’s “Venom” moniker. For the first time, the Venom name — which was previously reserved for HPE’s insanely-fast GT and F5 vehicles — has now been applied to Ford’s 2020 F-150 pickup for the new 775 Venom.
The donor model’s stock, 395hp engine has been pulled and underneath the F-150 Venom 775’s Hennessey paint-matched Ram Air Hood is a 775hp mill married to a 2.9L Whipple supercharger with an air-to-water intercooler. The mill also benefits from HPE’s Engine Management Calibration, fuel system and fuel injector upgrades, and a stainless steel Cat-Back exhaust that enables the thing to fire off a 0-60mph time of four seconds and a 1/4-mile run at 116mph in 12.1 seconds. Dyno-tuned and extensively road-tested, the Venom pickup is brought to a stop by six-pot Brembo calipers chomping down on massive 15.1” rotors. Other additions from HPE include a 6” lift kit, 20” rims shod in 35” Toyo off-road tires, an HPE front bumper with 5 integrated LED lights, dedicated Hennessey and Venom 775 graphics package. Sold with a 3-year, 36,000-mile limited warranty, the 2020 Ford F-150 Venom By HPE is currently available for order.