Hennessey’s Venom F5 is now offered out, with the ultimate construct slot claimed final week following the automobile’s look at 2021 Monterey Automobile Week in California.
Hennessey plans to construct simply 24 examples of the Venom F5, every priced from $2.1 million. That is definitely a low run, however there have been even fewer examples of the automobile’s predecessor, the Venom GT, constructed—13 to be actual.
The corporate hasn’t dominated out extra variations of the automobile, nonetheless. A risk that has already been hinted at is a high-downforce model for monitor driving. An open-top model is also a risk in some unspecified time in the future.
Proper now, Hennessey is concentrated on finishing improvement of the present Venom F5. In an interview with Piston Heads printed on Thursday, John Hennessey, Hennessey’s CEO and founder, mentioned there’s now only a remaining spherical of testing overlaying acceleration, braking and stability underneath full energy.
Hennessey confirmed as much as Monterey with two examples of the Venom F5, one completed in Pace Satan Blue and the opposite in Mojave Gold. That blue instance is the primary buyer instance and is earmarked for a purchaser in Montana.
Hennessey first confirmed an idea of the Venom F5 in the course of the 2017 SEMA present and adopted up with the reveal of a production-intent instance in late 2020. The automobile encompasses a bespoke carbon-fiber tub and is powered by a 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 that makes 1,817 hp and 1,193 lb-ft of torque. The engine is hooked to a CIMA 7-speed single-clutch automated guide transmission, and has a redline of 8,500 rpm in high-speed F5 mode (in any other case 8,200 rpm).
Hennessey Venom F5 Fury twin-turbo V-8 engine
Hennessey quotes a prime pace of 311 mph, which if attained would make the Venom F5 the quickest automobile in manufacturing. The present land pace file for a manufacturing automobile is the 282.9 mph set by the SSC Tuatara in January, primarily based on the necessary twin runs in reverse instructions. A Bugatti Chiron was clocked at 304.773 mph in 2019, although this is not thought-about a file as a result of solely a single run being made.
In case you had been questioning, the “F5” within the Venom F5’s identify is a reference to twister pace classification. F5 twister speeds vary from 260 to 318 mph.
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