Hennessey reveals 1,600bhp, twin-turbocharged F5
John Hennessey is not a normal human being.
Anyone who looks to the Lotus Elise for the basis of their debut Hypercar cannot be an ordinary chap, but that’s exactly what Hennessey did with the 270mph Venom.
Now, in a bid to outdo itself, Bugatti, Koenigsegg and the other members of the hypercar hierarchy, Hennessey Special Vehicles has released details of its upcoming Venom F5.
Picking a main headline for the new project is tricky, but before we get into the eye-watering projected figures, it’s worth noting that this will be an all-new, bespoke-built car, rather than a muscular take on a pre-existing model.
A purpose built, twin-turbocharged V8 engine will be fitted to the car, producing a rather perky power figure in excess of 1600bhp. This, combined with a curb weight of 1,338kg, will apparently allow the F5 to accelerate from 0 to 186 mph in less than 10 seconds. Zero to 249 mph and back to rest will take less than 30 seconds. That is a particularly impressive projection, seeing as Koenigsegg’s Agera RS can only perform the feat in a positively sluggish 37.28 seconds.
The top speed of the Venom F5 is projected to exceed 300 mph.
Whether these towering figures will ever be met is up for debate, but you certainly can’t fault John Hennessey’s ambition.
Do you believe that the Venom F5 will reach its lofty goals, or do you believe this project is powered by more pixie dust than petrol? Let us know on Twitter @SprUnld!
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