Hennessey Venom F5 aims to be the fastest car in the world with 0-400-0 time 12 seconds quicker than the Bugatti Chiron
With a world of promises, Hennessey has revealed its Venom F5 hypercar with the solo aim of becoming the fastest car on the planet. With a boasted top speed of over 300 mph (482 kmph), the Venom F5 is all about attaining the pinnacle of production road car performance.
If you have seen Koenigsegg Agera RS beating Bugatti Chiron’s 0-400-0 kmph record, you might as well have to stay peeled to observe what the Venom F5 can do. The Hennessey Special Vehicles squad has worked towards new aero-efficient design language, tough chassis and carbon fibre bodywork to achieve high speeds.
The Venom F5 is named after the most powerful tornado speed winds on the Fujita scale and is claimed to be the first road-going car capable of doing more than 300 mph. The American company has partnered Pennzoil to ensure the lubrications and thermal efficiency are handled well.
The Venom F5 utilises a brand new twin turbocharged V8 engine which is good enough to produce a maximum output of 1,600 horsepower. The brutal power is transferred only to the rear wheels through a seven-speed single-clutch automatic paddle shifter.
The proposed world-beater only weighs 1,338 kilograms as the low drag body should aid in achieving zero to 100 kmph in less than ten seconds which in perspective is faster than any Formula 1 car.
The 0 to 400 kmph and back to 0 time is said to be under 30 seconds – more than 12 seconds quicker than a Chiron and around 7-8 seconds faster than the Koenigsegg Agera RS.
It will cost in upwards of $1.6 million (Rs. 10.4 crore approx) and to maintain its exclusivity only 24 examples will be produced. Having showcased the Venom F5 at the 2017 SEMA Show in Vegas, the company has also brought in the the VelociRaptor 6×6 and The Exorcist.