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Background and specs on the Hennessey Venom F5
So where does the Hennessey Venom F5’s name come from? Well, it’s actually based on the Fujita Tornado scale with F5 being the highest wind speeds that are up to 318 mph.
The car itself is worthy of the name because, with a straight-shot road, the F5 can hit 340 mph on the gearing alone, though the true top speed will be below that.
Recently, in Florida, the rear-wheel-drive vehicle hit 270 mph on the NASA shuttle landing strip, but there’s no doubt that the future potential of the car is going to be 300 mph.
John Hennessey has even said, “We didn’t want a one-hit top-speed wonder, we wanted a car with a proper amount of balance and downforce at 300mph, but one that could still be driven on a B-road in the UK.”
The name of the engine is FURY, an apt description for the 6.6-liter twin-turbo V8 capable of a max power of 1817 horsepower at 8,000 rpm, a power-to-weight ratio of 1,298 horsepower per ton, and a maximum torque of 1,193 pounds per feet at 5,000 rpm.
According to Top Gear, the engine is based on GM’s LS pushrod V8, but was clearly rebuilt with the car’s speed in mind. The Hennessey Venom F5 can hit 0 to 62 mph in 2.6 seconds and 0 to 124 mph in 4.7 seconds, which makes it much faster than the
How are the exterior and interior of the Hennessey Venom F5?
The sharp and powerful lines of the Hennessey Venom F5’s exterior show that aerodynamics are the focus to help get the lowest amount of drag. The vehicle has a carbon fiber chassis and butterfly doors that drip with style.
The vehicle as a whole is meant to be lightweight, which makes it worthy of its hypercar competition.
The interior features carbon fiber with accents of aluminum throughout and luxurious Muirhead and Alcantara leather on the panels on the doors, accented on the carbon fiber bucket seats, steering wheel, and dashboard.
The wheel has controls for lights, windshield wipers, turn signals, and in the center a green dial that allows the driver to choose between Wet, Drag, Sport, Track, and F5 modes.
Green is one small feature throughout the car with its drive button and on the leather seat bolster, signifying the concept of “green means go”.
When it comes to infotainment, the Hennessey Venom F5 has a 9-inch Alpine touchscreen with Apple Car Play, Android Auto, satellite navigation, Bluetooth phone pairing, and stereo functionality.
Getting insurance for your car
The car is set to release on August 9th with all 24 coupes being sold at over $2 million each, however, there are some roadster and high-downforce track-based versions that will also be available later down the line.
If you managed to get your hands on one of these magnificent beasts, you’re one of the lucky ones. Though if you weren’t it will be available to view on August 19th at California’s ‘Monterey Car Week’.
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