From this moment the Bugatti Chiron has a new worst enemy. If the Koenigsegg Regera was already worrying in Molsheim, the arrival of the new creature of the Hennessey Texans puts the Chiron and his stratospheric figures on the ropes. He Hennessey Venom F5 has performed at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas as the hypercar of the most purists, without a trace of hybrid technology and with a lot of American muscle to reach 1,600 hp and promise a top speed of 484 km / h.
Hennessey is back, and he’s doing so with a new machine designed to humiliate the Chiron
Hennessey promised a new giant killer to recover the challenge between the Bugatti Veyron and the Hennessey Venom GT, and after meeting the Hennessey Venom F5 it seems that he has succeeded. A completely new model, designed and developed from scratch with the aim of taking an important step forward in performance compared to its predecessor. In that goal, it should be noted that Hennessey has wanted to keep the philosophy of the previous Venom GT intact, with a large displacement V8 mechanics without a trace of electrification, a very contained weight of only 1,338 kilograms and a design thought by and for its aerodynamic performance.
The Hennessey Venom F5 employs a 7.4 V8 Twin-Turbo engine built entirely in aluminum. This engine is capable of developing 1,600 CV of maximum power and a dizzying 1,763 Nm! maximum torque. The transmission used is a 7-speed sequential gearbox in rear-wheel drive configuration, although given the extreme nature of the Venom F5 Hennessey will offer its customers the possibility of installing a 6-speed manual gearbox… but they already warn that it will be quite a challenge for the driver given the car’s enormous delivery of torque and the ability to lose traction even at high speeds.
The benefits of the Venom F5 leave us with figures of heart attack, with a 0-300 Km / h in less than 10 seconds, 0-400 Km / h in 20 seconds and a top speed of 483 km / h that Hennessey promises to prove. To all this, and stoking the fire in its particular war with Bugatti and Koenigsegg, the Hennessey Venom F5 claims to be able to do the 0-400-0 in less than 30 seconds. The new record, if it came from the hand of an official chrono, would smash the Koenigsegg Agera RS record and therefore the Bugatti Chiron record of 42 seconds.
Production of the Hennessey Venom F5 will be extremely limited with only 24 models expected. Each unit will be manufactured by hand and will have a starting price of 1.6 million dollars, although the possibilities in extras may take its price above 2 million dollars. To access one of the 24 units of the Venom F5 Hennessey already anticipates that he will study each application very carefully and will need the personal approval of John Hennessey himself.