Hennessey Performance has already started building the first Venom F5 prototypes ahead of its test programme (scheduled to begin later this year), but now the company has revealed that it is considering a roadster version as well, AutoExpress reports.

The Venom F5 hypercar is set to go on sale in 2020 with production strictly limited to 24 units. Each car, should you fancy one, is priced from US$1.6 million (RM6.67 million). If the roadster model does make it to production, expect a moderate price bump, as well as a limited production run.

Mechanically, the open-top Venom F5 should be the same. Power comes from a 7.4 litre twin-turbo V8 that makes 1,600 hp and 1,762 Nm of torque, and all of it is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed single clutch automatic transmission. According to the American automaker, the Venom F5’s top speed is 484 km/h (301 mph).

With that power, the Venom F5 will accelerate from standstill to 299 km/h (186 mph) in under 10 seconds, while a sprint from zero to 400 km/h (249 mph) and back to zero will be under 30 seconds. The latter decimates the Agera RS’ time of 36.44 seconds, in case you’re wondering.

The hypercar features a bespoke chassis and carbon-fibre body. Its sleek exterior shape defines function over form, and together with the active aero package, it yields a drag coefficient of 0.33. Altogether, the Venom F5 has curb weight of just 1,338 kg. Expect the Venom F5 ‘Roadster’ to weigh more, but without much compromise to performance.