300 MPH Venom F5

Debuting in the second week of December 2020, the Hennessey Venom F5 breaks new ground in the hypercar category, delivering just about everything you could ask for in a high-performance supercar. Sporting a twin-turbocharged 6.6L GM LS based V8 engine, 1,817 the new car’s credentials are backed by a solid 1,817 horsepower and 1,193 pound-feet of torque. A semi-automatic gearbox with paddle shifters completes the drivetrain with 345mm rear tires transferring all that power to the road.
Hennessey’s engineering partners in the UK, developed a unique carbon fiber tub bringing the cars weight to a very sporty 2,998 lbs. dry and 3,053 lbs. with fluids. Hennessey performance figures claim the F5 sprints 0 to 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds and 0 to 249 mph in 15.5 seconds. Hennessy is estimating a top speed of 311 mph which the company hopes to prove soon. The 311 mph is just a target for Hennessey He further estimates that on a long straight road, the Venom F5 should be capable of around 340 mph.
The Venom F5 is offered with five drive modes: Wet, Sport and Track. A Drag Mode was also developed for transferring power to the ground effectively. In Drag Mode, the hydraulic nose lift system actuates, transferring more weight to the rear tires for optimum traction. The fun mode, VMax, releases max horsepower from the Venom F5’s engine and is be the only mode where the vehicle can achieve its 300+ mph top speed. John Heinricy, former director of high-performance-vehicle operations at GM, helped the Hennessy team develop and refine the vehicle’s driving dynamics.. Heinricy previously led GM performance vehicle development for the Corvette and Cadillac CTS-V, and others.
The Venom F5 goes upscale with well-developed interior comforts. The carbon fiber center stack sports a nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Car Play, Android Auto and satellite navigation. The carbon fiber bucket seats are covered in high-quality leather. The blue car shown in these press photos has a “Butterscotch” leather interior with black leather and Alcantara accents.
Hennessy plans to build just 24 Venom F5s which will sell for $2.1 million each. Twelve cars will be distributed in the United States and 12 more for buyers located abroad. Among contemporary supercars, the Venom F5 sets a high bar and while it is the stuff of high-performance dreams, certain all motoring enthusiasts can appreciate the quality of the build and the undeniable performance it promises.
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