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Hennessey showcases 1600 hp Venom F5 at SEMA Show

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Texas-based tuner Hennessey, who rose to fame with the Venom GT which challenged the Bugatti Veyron, has developed their own “hypercar” this time. Its called Venom F5.

Hennessey claims to have designed and built the Venom F5 from the ground up with one goal in mind: To be the absolute fastest road car on earth. The chassis and carbon fiber body has been focused on to achieve the lowest possible drag. The new F5 design features active aero that will yield a coefficient of drag of just 0.33.

The 7.4-litre twin turbo V8 is being developed in-house, that will deliver over 1600 hp and 1800 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 7-speed single clutch paddle shift transmission, delivering power down to the rear wheels. The car weighs about 1338 kg (2950 lbs) curb.

Acceleration from 0 to 186 mph (300 km/h) is claimed to be less than 10 seconds making the Venom F5 quicker than the Formula 1 cars. 0 to 249 mph (400 km/h) and back to rest will be under 30 seconds. The top speed of the Venom F5 is projected to exceed 300 mph.

In US, the Venom F5 carries a base price tag of $1.6 million. The company plans to build 24 examples.

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