Hennessey, the Texas-based hypercar manufacturer and high-performance creator, is building the world’s first six-wheel-drive, fully electric Hyper-GT that will cost upward of $3m.
Codenamed ‘Project Deep Space’, the GT will run on six electric propulsion motors making it “devastatingly fast”.
“We believe that ‘Deep Space’, with six electric motors combined with six driven wheels, could be the world’s quickest accelerating four-seater from zero to 200 mph,” says Hennessey’s chief executive and founder John Hennessey.
Set to be the first of three all-new EVs introduced over the next 10 years, it will be an ultra-luxurious grand tourer that can transport four adults in absolute comfort.
The hypercar will have an ultra-lightweight carbon-fibre chassis and body panels, along with “dramatic” gullwing doors.
Nathan Malinick, Hennessey director of design, said: “Integrating many industry firsts, our next all-new model turns the EV ‘hypercar’ concept on its head while exhibiting our ‘art of reduction’ design philosophy. By combining Hennessey’s passion for performance with the pinnacle of automotive luxury, we will offer our customers the best of both worlds with a central driving position, ample space for passengers, room for luggage, and best in class performance. The result of our advanced development program will be a car like no other.”
Inside the vehicle are four diamond-shaped seats with the driver centrally positioned. Two seats are positioned to the left and right of the driver and slightly back whilst the fourth passenger seat is located directly behind the driver and can lie flat. This seat is designed to bring private-jet-class luxury to the hyper-GT world and is for a “VVIP” (Very Very Important Person), says Hennessey in a statement.
Project Deep Space follows the production of the Venom F5 hypercar with production set to begin in 2026.
Full specifications for Project Deep Space are yet to be confirmed but only 105 units will be built globally to ensure exclusivity for its customers.