If you’re into the high cost, high stakes world of the modern Hypercar, you've almost certainly heard of the Hennessey Venom F5. It’s the American contribution to this exclusive class of car, and the end result of their R&D sees the automaker with a car that’s more than able to hold its own against the best that Europe and the rest of the world has to offer - and that’s saying something.
We’ve talked about the Hennessey Venom F5 before, it’s one of the cars that made the list of the most expensive current production cars as at March 2022. It makes sense then that it needs to have mind-blowing performance to try and justify that rather hefty price tag. You don’t fork out over one and a half million dollars for mediocre.
When the Texas-based Hennessey Special Vehicles, a division of Hennessey Performance Engineering, originally started talking about the Venom F5 model, CEO John Hennessey made mention that the hypercar aims to be one of the fastest production cars on the planet, it is hoped that the hypercar will be able to cross the ridiculously fast 500km/h barrier (311 mph). The Hennessey Venom F5 has already posted some extremely fast test results, starting off with the car crossing the 200 mph mark (322 km/h) just half of its available power a while back, which was definitely a sign of things to come for the hypercar.
In this test session, the Hennessey Venom F5 was measured on a two-way validated speed run, as is the requirement for manufacturers who want to set speed records, and the results have again improved over the last test session. At the end of a long and fast day, the Hennessey Venom F5’s best measured speed was measured at an immense 271.6 mph, which is 437km/h in metric terms. That’s faster than the current record holder, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which has a best speed of 431.072km/h under its belt. That speed was obtained with a 16-cylinder, quad turbocharged powerplant, but the Venom F5 has the Fury.
The Fury is what powers the Hennessey Venom F5 and It’s actually quite ridiculous what this engine is capable of, especially when you compare the specs side by side with that monster of a motor that powers the Veyron Super Sporty. There’s only eight cylinders in play here in a pretty normal 90-degree V8 layout using older push-rod technology and a cross-plane crank. The hand-built engine weighs in at just 280kg (617 lb) thanks to the use of aluminium, titanium and inconel, which helps the performance of the Hennessey Venom F5. It measures in with a capacity of 6.6-litres and features a pair of turbochargers forcing copious amounts of boosted air in, and this results in an amazing power output of 1 817 hp (1355kW) while cranking out a powerful 1617Nm (1193 lb-ft) of torque.
Take a look at the YouTube video about the Hennessey Venom F5 below: Venom F5 Tested to 271.6 MPH (437 kph) - Henessey Performance
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