Hennessey Venom F5

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Hennessey Venom F5
Overview
Manufacturer Hennessey Special Vehicles
Production 2019 (expected) [1]
Model years 2019 (expected) [1]
Assembly Sealy, Texas, United States
Body and chassis
Class Sports car (S)
Body style 2-door coupe
Layout RMR layout
Powertrain
Engine 7.4 L twin-turbocharged V8
Power output 1,600 bhp (1,193 kW; 1,622 PS)
1,300 lb⋅ft (1,800 N⋅m)
Transmission 7-speed single-clutch semi-automatic
6-speed manual (Optional)
Dimensions
Curb weight 1,338 kg (2,950 lb) (Estimated)
Chronology
Predecessor Hennessey Venom GT

The Hennessey Venom F5 is an upcoming high-performance sports car manufactured by Hennessey Special Vehicles, the Venom F5 will be the first completely in-house developed and constructed vehicle from the company including the chassis, body work, engine and exhaust system developed by the company along with other bespoke components.[2] [3]

The F5 name is a reference to the F5 tornado, the fastest in the Fujita scale, reaching as high as 261–318 mph (420–512 km/h).

Initial release[edit]

The Hennessey Venom F5 was unveiled at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 1, 2017, with high expectations of its intended world-beating speed record. With the Venom F5, Hennessey intends to set a new benchmark in the world of high performance cars.

Specifications[edit]

The Venom F5 is powered by 7.4 L twin-turbocharged V8 engine, the fact that the engine is an in-house engine from Hennessey remains unclear. The engine is estimated to produce 1,600 bhp (1,193 kW; 1,622 PS) and 1,300 lb⋅ft (1,763 N⋅m) of torque. Pennzoil and Shell are partners with Hennessey to help fund the 301 mph (484 km/h) record attempt.[4] The top speed is claimed to be 301 mph (484 km/h) through a V-MAX speed-tracking system. Hennessey predicts the car will perform 0–186 mph (0–300 km/h) in a time of under 10 seconds and a 0–249 mph (0–400 km/h) time of under 20 seconds.[4][5]

The available transmissions will be a 7-speed single-clutch semi-automatic transmission with paddle shifters, driving the rear wheels, making the car rear-wheel drive[6] along with a 6-speed manual transmission both offered as an option to customers.

The chassis and body will be made almost entirely of carbon fiber. Active aerodynamics are now paired with the body, a first for Hennessey, the weight reportedly stands at 2,950 lb (1,338 kg) with fluids, setting the power-to-weight ratio at 1,196 hp per ton.[7] Because of the use of active aerodynamics and a sleek, new design it has an estimated drag coefficient of Cd=0.33.[1]

The brakes are from Brembo, and the tires provided are Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires offering high grip and rigidity.

Production[edit]

The price of the car in the United States will be US$1.6 million, and GB£1.2 million in Europe with the planned production of only 24 units. [6][4] The owners of the car will only be hand-picked, in lieu of "first come, first serve" basis.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Horncastle, Rowan (2017-11-01). "New Hennessey Venom F5 aims for 300mph". Top Gear. UK. Retrieved 2017-11-02. 
  2. ^ "Hennessey teases fans and challenges Bugatti with the Venom F5". CTV News. 2017-06-20. Retrieved 2017-06-20. 
  3. ^ http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/a13133192/hennessey-venom-f5-pictures-info-pricing/
  4. ^ a b c Finnerty, Joe (2017-11-01). "IT'S VENOM-ENAL! Hennessey Venom F5 hypercar promises to be the first road car to hit 300mph making it the fastest car EVER". The Sun. Retrieved 2017-11-01. 
  5. ^ "Venom F5". Hennessey Venom GT. 2014-08-04. Retrieved 2017-06-20. 
  6. ^ a b Gustafson, Sven (2017-11-01). "301 mph, 1,600 hp: Hennessey Venom F5 details emerge". Autoblog. Retrieved 2017-11-01. 
  7. ^ Courtney, Will (2017-11-01). "The Hennessey Venom F5 Is America's Homegrown, 301-MPH Hypercar". The Drive. Retrieved 2017-11-01.