The new pinnacle American hypercar has been announced – the 1,817 horsepower Hennessy Venom F5.
Check out our YouTube video on the F5 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdtmG5jdMVc
Cars are getting quite fast, aren’t they?
Welcome to the next tier of the ever-rising automotive speed pyramid. This is the 300 mph + tier: consisting of the utmost examples of speed, conglomerating in a Country Club of Celerity.
As of now, only two production cars have cemented themselves as members of this club: the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ (304 mph) and the SSC Tuatara (316 mph). However, the new Hennessy Venom F5 looks to join the fray, as the production version of the hypercar debuted today, December 15, 2020.
Seated snugly in the rump of the sleek F5, the Hennessy-engineered twin turbocharged 6.6L V8 powers the rear wheels. Nicknamed ‘Fury’, the engine produces a whopping 1,817 horsepower and 1,193 lb.-ft. of torque. Those numbers make the F5 the most powerful production vehicle ever made.
Hennessy has essentially skipped the 0-60mph time – rather jumping ahead to the 0-124 mph statistic: 4.7 seconds. The targeted top speed is 311 mph, and I don’t see a problem with the F5 getting there. The official speed test will take place in 2021.
0-124 mph in 4.7 seconds. Are you kidding me? That’s enough oomph to make your cheeks flap open in a gleeful orangutang-like grin.
The Hennessy Venom F5 uses more than 3,000 bespoke parts, including the carbon-fiber monocoque chassis. The engineers at Hennessy should pick up side hustles as personal trainers, because their ability to shed weight is extraordinary. Such meticulous mass-cutting has dropped the dry-weight of the F5 to a feathery 2,998 lbs.
That equates to 1.65 pounds per horsepower, or 277 horsepower per liter. Think about that for a second.
Amazingly, the F5 was designed to be an everyday hypercar. Hennessy says the car is enjoyable at any speed and will engage the driver in new and exciting ways.
However, those steep numbers comes with a matching pricetag: $2.1 million to be exact. And Hennessy will produce just 24 of them worldwide.
If you do manage to get your hands on one, rest assured that the Venom F5 is designed and built right here in the USA.
Founder and CEO of Hennessy said it best: “The Venom F5 is designed to be an unrivalled ‘decathlete’ among hypercars.”