The Hennessey Venom F5 will be made entirely in the United States and will have a starting value of $ 2.1 million. It will consist of a limited edition of only 24 units.
Hennessey presented the Venom F5 as a prototype in 2017 , and this December 15, the American firm revealed its first 100% self-created vehicle, promising to be the fastest hypercar in the world ; this could exceed the barrier of 500 kilometers per hour.
The new Venom F5 will be specially designed to offer the best driving experience in the world , thanks to its great power, low weight and meticulously designed dynamics.
“The Venom F5 is designed to be an unrivaled decathlete among hypercars,” said John Hennessey last Tuesday when he presented his new creation. There are many manufacturers of this type of supercars in legal circulation, but there are three that compete for the primacy of having “the fastest street vehicle in the world” : Bugatti, Koenigsegg and the North American Hennessey. The fight is simple: be the fastest beyond 500 km / h.
Therefore, this heir to the Venom GT (which based on a Lotus Elise broke all existing speed records when it was launched) does not have the F5 designation in vain: it is the highest category in the Fujita scale of tornadoes , those whose wind exceeds the 512 km / h.
The Venom F5 promises a handling sensation unmatched among its peers and to exceed 500 km / h, Hennessey herself designed and developed the 6.6L twin-turbo Fury V8 engine that delivers a maximum power of 1817 HP at 8000 rpm and a massive torque of 1617 Nm (165 kgm) at 5500 rpm. The power train is completed by a 7-speed semi-automatic gearbox specially designed to withstand torque and with long ratios to reach high speeds (the 7th is calculated to reach 534 km / h), which has shift paddles in the steering wheel (paddle-shifts). This box is connected to the rear axle via an electronically controlled differential.
This set allows the Venom F5 to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 3 seconds and 0-200 km / h in less than 5 seconds. According to Hennessey, it exceeds 500 km / h in excess, a figure that the Texas manufacturer will verify in an independent test next year, which will be carried out once again on the runway where the space shuttle was landing at NASA’s Kennedy space center.
A good part of this excellent performance also lies in the very light carbon fiber monocoque chassis , a material with which the body of this Venom F5 is also built.