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Hennessey Hires Top Motorsports and High-Performance Vehicle Engineer to Lead Future Hypercar Development.

Hennessey Hires Top Motorsports and High-Performance Vehicle Engineer to Lead Future Hypercar Development.

Sealy, Texas (September 27, 2023) Hennessey, the Texas-based hypercar manufacturer and high-performance vehicle creator, has appointed Brian Jones as VP of Engineering. Jones will oversee all engineering and development for Hennessey Special Vehicles and Hennessey Performance Engineering, reporting directly to John Hennessey, company founder and CEO.

Before joining Hennessey Performance, Jones served as Chief Engineer of Vehicle Development and Integration at Multimatic Special Vehicle Operations (MSVO), where he led engineering on the Ford GT and, most recently, Mercedes-AMG ONE. Jones will apply his experience and expertise to advance powertrain development, integration, testing, regulatory certification, and manufacturing of the Hennessey Venom F5 hypercar and the company’s range of high-performance vehicles at the company’s Texas production facility.

John Hennessey, company founder and CEO: “The appointment of Brian Jones as Hennessey’s VP of Engineering emphasizes our commitment to growing an expert team focused on building world-class cars, trucks, and hypercars. Brian is a leader who brings the group decades of automotive engineering experience with ultra-high-performance vehicles. I couldn’t be more pleased to have him join our team, as he will help us raise the bar across all of Hennessey’s products.”

Before working at Multimatic, Jones was a general manager at AeroDyn Wind Tunnel, a lead engineer at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, and a vehicle dynamics specialist at General Motors Corporation. Jones holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Science degree from Purdue University.

Jones has a multifaceted role leading the Hennessey engineering team. He will work with Venom F5 Chief Engineer John ‘Heinrocket’ Heinricy and the team of engineers who develop, test, and build the 1,817 bhp hypercar. His role also involves overseeing the development of high-performance cars, trucks, and SUVs for Hennessey Performance Engineering – the company will modify nearly 700 vehicles in 2023.

Brian Jones, Hennessey VP of Engineering: “I’m excited to join Hennessey and lead both the hypercar and high-performance vehicles engineering teams – it’s an exciting time to work with a company so experienced with extreme combustion-powered vehicles. Hennessey Special Vehicles is gearing up to set world records with the Venom F5, while Hennessey Performance Engineering is currently developing new high-performance versions of the Ford Mustang and Cadillac CT5-V.”

The appointment of Brian Jones follows Hennessey’s global debut of the new Venom F5 Revolution Roadster hypercar during Monterey Car Week. The open-top, track-ready model joins the roofless Venom F5 Roadster – revealed in 2022 – and the Venom F5 Revolution Coupe – unveiled in January this year. Find out more about Hennessey Special Vehicles at


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