Hennessey Venom F5 production model revealed

Hennessey, a Texas-based firm which primarily tunes cars from other manufacturers, has followed up the Venom GT with the Venom F5.

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The final version of the Hennessey Venom F5 has broken cover, with the promise of Bugatti Chiron-besting performance.

Unveiled two years after the concept was first shown, the Venom F5 will be produced in both left- and right-hand drive.

The global production run will be limited to just 24 cars with prices starting from US$2.1 million ($2.8 million).

Behind the passenger cell, driving the rear wheels via a seven-speed semi-automatic transmission, is a 90-degree 6.6-litre twin-turbo pushrod V8 with a cast iron block and aluminium cylinder heads.

Hennessey claims the V8 maxes out with 1355kW at 8000rpm and 1617Nm.

Thanks its lightweight carbon-fibre monocoque, which weighs just 86kg, the car tips the scales at a mere 1360kg.

Hennessey says the car can complete the 0-100km/h run in under three seconds, and requires just 4.7 seconds to hit 200km/h.

Developed to have a top speed in excess of 500km/h, the automaker will attempt to verify this claim during a two-way speed run using a production-spec car and with the assistance of Vbox.

The powertrain has five user-selectable drive models available: Sport, Track, Drag, Wet and F5. Only F5 mode unleashes the full potential of the 6.6-litre V8.

The F5 rides on 19-inch wheels at the front with 265/30 Michelin Pilot Cup Sport 2 tyres, and 20-inch rims with 345/30 rubber at the rear.

Measuring 4666mm long and 1971mm wide, the Venom F5 has a drag coefficient of 0.39. The car’s passive aerodynamics have been tuned so there’s sufficient downforce at high speeds.

Hennessey Venom F5 production model revealed

The cabin features two carbon fibre bucket seats with multiple leather-clad pads for a bit of comfort.

The majority of the interior is trimmed in carbon fibre with a glossy finish and there are aluminium and Muirhead leather highlights on the doors and dashboard, as well as faux suede for the headliner.

Ahead of the driver is a cockpit-like setup with a race-car style steering wheel and a 7.0-inch digital instrumentation screen. In the centre of the dashboard there’s a 9.0-inch Alpine touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.


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