The all-new Venom F5 hypercar was launched at the SEMA Show earlier this month in Las Vegas, and it has a lot to show off. Only 24 examples will be built and it is said to have the potential to break the world record for being the worlds fastest production car. However, we shall have to wait and see if the Hennessey Venom F5 can face up to the Bugatti, who currently owns that title.
The inside is a sight to behold. The dashboard, doors, floors and part of the steering wheel are noticeably covered in carbon fiber and, instead of traditional door handles, the interior door 'handle' has been replaced with pull cords. Rather than leather, it appears that alcantara is used for the seats and the rest of the steering wheel. What is also noticeably different is the Formula One-style digital display on the steering wheel, as well as a screen that sits on top of the center console.
Compared to its predecessor, the F5 has made massive advances in aerodynamics – which was a smart move given the fact that it's the latest road-legal land rocket! Everything on the F5 has been vacuum-packed, resulting in a sleek silhouette with a drag coefficient of 0.33Cd – meaning it would now only have to need 1,600bhp to hit 300mph compared to the Venom GT which needed 2500bhp.
All this is conjoined to a bespoke 7.4-litre aluminum V8, complete with two hefty turbos. Top Gear elaborates by saying "Sitting mid-ship, that monstrous engine sends all its power and 1,300lb ft of torque to two very fat, very sticky rear wheels via a seven-speed single-clutch paddle-shift gearbox. If you want a real rodeo, you can spec a manual gearbox, but we’re told that you’ll be fighting with trick GPS-based traction control all the way up to 140mph regardless – so it might be best to have both hands on the steering wheel."
And I'm sure we can all agree.
If you are eager to get your hands on one of these gems, the experience of the Venom F5 accelerating from 0-186mph in less than 10 seconds will cost you around £1.2 million.
So, for that amount of money, what would be your choice?