Hennessey Venom F5

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Hennessey Venom F5
Hennessey Venom F5
Overview
ManufacturerHennessey Special Vehicles
Production2019 (expected) [1]
Model years2019 (expected) [1]
AssemblySealy, Texas, United States
Body and chassis
ClassSports car (S)
Body style2-door coupé
LayoutRear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Powertrain
Engine7.6 L twin-turbocharged V8[2]
Power output1,600 hp (1,622 PS; 1,193 kW)
1,300 lb⋅ft (1,763 N⋅m)
Transmission7-speed single-clutch semi-automatic
6-speed manual (optional)
Dimensions
Curb weight1,338 kg (2,950 lb)(est)
Chronology
PredecessorHennessey Venom GT

The Hennessey Venom F5 is an upcoming high-performance sports car manufactured by the newly founded American vehicle-manufacturing company Hennessey Special Vehicles which was established in 2017.[3] The Venom F5 will be the first vehicle to be developed and manufactured in-house by the company including the chassis, body work, engine and exhaust system developed by the company along with other bespoke components.[4][5]

The F5 name is a reference to the F5 tornado, the fastest in the Fujita scale, attaining speeds 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]

Rear third quarter view

Initial reports had the Venom F5 powered by a completely bespoke and proprietary 7.4 L twin-turbocharged V8 engine; later it was revealed that while being still in development, the engine is to have an even larger capacity of 8.0 liters but the final displacement of the engine was revealed to be 7.6 liters.[2] The engine is estimated to have a power output of 1,600 hp (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 promised by the manufacturer;[6] the top speed is claimed to be 301 mph (484 km/h) through a V-MAX speed-tracking system. Hennessey predicts the car will accelerate from 0–186 mph (0–300 km/h) in a time of under 10 seconds and from 0–249 mph (0–400 km/h) in a time of about 20 seconds.[6][7]

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[8] along with a 6-speed manual transmission, both transmissions being 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.[9] 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 car is fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

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. [8][6] The owners of the car will 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. ^ a b "Hennessey Special Vehicles". 2018-08-24.
  3. ^ "Hennessey Special Vehicles". 2018-10-02. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  4. ^ "Hennessey teases fans and challenges Bugatti with the Venom F5". CTV News. Canada. 2017-06-20. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  5. ^ Silvestro, Brian (2017-11-02). "Hennessey Venom F5 Pictures and Info - New Hennessey Hypercar Revealed". Road & Track. US. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  6. ^ 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. UK. Retrieved 2017-11-01.
  7. ^ "Venom F5". Hennessey Venom GT. US. 2014-08-04. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  8. ^ a b Gustafson, Sven (2017-11-01). "301 mph, 1,600 hp: Hennessey Venom F5 details emerge". US: Autoblog. Retrieved 2017-11-01.
  9. ^ Courtney, Will (2017-11-01). "The Hennessey Venom F5 Is America's Homegrown, 301-MPH Hypercar". The Drive. Israel. Retrieved 2017-11-01.

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