David Donohue has been appointed as the Hennessey Venom F5 test driver, as the company sets its sights on world records. He will be involved in the advanced track development of the hypercar.
David is the son of racing legend Mark Donohue. During his racing career spanning 35 years, David has won several world-class events. He has raced in the IMSA Bridgestone Supercar Championship, NASCAR Busch Grand National, Porsche Supercup, Grand-AM Rolex Series, Petit Le Mans, and more. He has also conducted development work on the BMW M3 GT and M5 Supercar, Dodge Viper GTS-R, Porsche GT3 R Pikes Peak EVO, NASCAR Trucks, and Daytona Prototypes, among others.
“I’ve been working behind the scenes with John and the team at Hennessey for several months, allowing me to spend quite a bit of time in the driver’s seat of the Venom F5,” Donohue said. “In most ultra-high-performance vehicles, the driving experience becomes almost routine once you’ve acclimated to the powertrain, but the 1,817 bhp Venom F5 is consistently and relentlessly breathtaking. The twin-turbo V8 has an explosive power delivery that is awe-inspiring without being evil. I may never get completely used to it,” he added.
Source: Hennessey Special Vehicles