Hennessey has a dream, and this is none other than to achieve the record for the highest speed on earth, with enough difference with respect to their rivals so that nothing and nobody can snatch such a feat from them. Humiliating the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is among their daily tasks, and the team of people who give life to Hennessey already has a new project in hand: reaching 467 km / h at the controls of the new Hennessey Venom F5.
The great challenge for Hennessey, beyond achieving the new record of 290 mph (467 km / h if we round up), is to leave behind everything developed in the Venom GT that so far has given them so much joy. The spectacular work carried out on the chassis of the Lotus Exige to achieve the performance of the Venom GT, will give way to a new approach where carbon fiber will become even more protagonist.
Thanks to chassis and body improvements, the new Hennessey Venom F5 is expected to weigh in at just 1,300 kilograms. At the same time, its 7.0 V8 twin-turbocharged General Motors engine will reach a maximum power of around 1,400 hp, thus achieving an astonishing power-to-weight ratio. Its performance will improve all known records in the Venom GT, and that the current creature from Texas signs the 0-96 Km / h in 2.7 seconds and has reached 270 mph (435.33 Km / h) spraying “supposedly ”The record for the almighty Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.
The best of all? The Hennessey Venom F5 will debut a new automatic gearbox with paddles behind the wheel, but still, it will continue to offer the possibility of installing a manual transmission with selector in H to control the 1,400 CV transmitted to the ground through the rear end.
One of the marks to be beaten by the new Hennessey Venom F5 will be to cover the 0-300 km / h in a time less than 13.63 seconds. This is one of the reference times in the case of the Venom GT when it ventured into the Kennedy Space Center to break the speed record, so breaking the timer before reaching 300 km / h will be of utmost importance in Hennessey Performance’s new megaproject.
Among the few details that Hennessey has revealed about his new creature, is the production target of at least 30 units compared to 29 units for the Venom GT. With the production of these 30 units, Hennessey would be able to get rid of one of the thorns that he has nailed with the Venom GT, and that is that one of the reasons why the speed record has not been ratified by the famous Guinness record, has It has been the fact that to consider a series production vehicle, it must have a production of at least 30 units.
The Hennessey Venom F5 will be priced at over $ 1.2 million for the Venom GT. To date, Hennessey has delivered 16 of the 29 scheduled units of the Venom GT.