Texas-based tuner Hennessey, who rose to fame with the Venom GT—which challenged the Bugatti Veyron, has developed their own “hypercar” this time. It’s called the 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 fibre body have 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 Cd.
The 7.4-litre twin-turbo V8 is being developed in-house, which will deliver over 1,600 hp and 1,800 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with a 7-speed single-clutch transmission with paddle shifters, sending power down to the rear wheels. The car’s curb weight is about 1,338 kg (2,950 lbs).
Acceleration from 0 to 186 mph (300 km/h) is claimed to happen in less than 10 seconds, making the Venom F5 quicker than Formula 1 cars. A 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 the US, the Venom F5 carries a base price tag of $1.6 million. The company plans to build only 24 examples.