The 2018 Hennessey Venom F5 points to the fastest car title on the planet. Credited, on paper, of a maximum peak of 482 km/h, is equipped with a V8 7.4 Biturbo 1,600 hp.
The first of a new species. The American Hennessey preparer and manufacturer, which is the birthplace of the extraordinary 6-wheel VelociRaptor 6×6 pick-up on a Ford F-150 base, celebrated the Sema in Las Vegas, the world’s largest tuning, and four-wheeled salon, with The unveiling of the new Venom F5.
2018 Hennessey Venom F5 Price and Specs
The name does not mislead. The F5 is not the simple evolution of the note Venom GT, became to the honors of the Chronicle for having recorded the extraordinary maximum speed of 435 km/h. A record today crumbled by the Koenigsegg Agera RS Gryphon and, to say the truth, never validated, since it got to the Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral (Florida), where Nasa did not allow to travel the straight in both directions, making it, in fact, The performance could not be approved. The F5, as mentioned, is born from an unpublished project and will be realized, starting from 2019, in 24 specimens proposed to the modest figure of 1.6 million of dollars, equal to about 1,370,000 euros.
Well yes, the Venom F5 will attempt to revive the pomp of the GT, aiming to tear the Koenigsegg the world’s fastest car primacy. A record currently set at 447.2 km/h, but that could tremble in front of the 482 km/h declared by the US manufacturer. A result that is achievable thanks to a specific configuration of the electronics and the aerodynamics, so as to change the incidence of the rear wing, the splitter, and the air vents.
Heart of the American Hypercar is a V8 7.4 biturbo gasoline-derived Corvette, made entirely of aluminum and capable of delivering 1,600 hp. A unit embedded in a carbon fibre monocoque and called to work in conjunction with a 7-speed automatic gearbox and rear wheel drive. The bodywork, entirely in composite fibres, boasts a Cx of 0.33, while the mass of the car attests to 1,338 kg. A value worthy of maximum consideration, especially considering that I bore a weight/power ratio of 0.84 kg/Cv.