Ford introduced the 14th generation F-150 earlier in 2020, so it was only a matter of time before an array 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 offers 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 with a 3.0-liter supercharger that provides 8 psi of boost and upgrading a long list of parts, including the intake, fuel pump, and fuel injectors. Exhaling through 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
Brembo brakes (including six-piston front calipers and 15.1-inch front rotors) bring the behemoth to a stop. Suspension modifications are part of the package, too, but you’re knocking on the wrong door if you’re looking for a buttoned-down truck that takes a turn like a train. Hennessey instead increased the F-150
LED lights embedded into a custom-designed front bumper, a model-specific grille, and an assortment of emblems and decals round out the modifications. Inside, the tuner adds a numbered plaque to the dashboard.
Hennessey will build only 100 examples of the Venom 100 for the 2021 model year. The supertruck