Deep Space: the hypercar frontier

Deep Space: the hypercar frontier

Hennessey dreams up six-wheel EV


As Lamborghini weighs up its options for an entirely new model, US high-performance specialist Hennessey is doing the same thing in a rather more extreme way. Having previously dazzled us with the Hennessey Venom F5 hypercar, it’s now dreaming even bigger. Oh, to be inside founder and CEO John Hennessey’s mind… What has he done now?!

These are sketches of a six-wheel-drive electric ‘hyper GT’ codenamed Deep Space, which it plans to put into production in 2026, claiming it’ll be the ‘world’s most expensive EV’. These concept sketches show a car designed to be six metres long, with around 2400bhp and around 620 miles on a charge.

Did I read that right?

Yes, you did. Hennessey says six wheels is the future of the performance car, pointing to the additional surface contact an extra axle provides for stability and grip. ‘I’ve been building some of the world’s fastest-accelerating vehicles for decades, yet they have always been performance- limited by mechanical grip. Six-wheeled electric propulsion is the solution,’ says John Hennessey.

It’ll be fast, then...

Hennessey’s definitely taken care of the ‘hyper’ bit. But performance isn’t everything in a car intended to be a grand tourer with space for four. Two passengers flank the central driver’s seat, and a fourth seat is set far back, with the ability to recline flat like in a private jet.

Just a sketch for now, but Hennessey delivers on its dreams

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