Hennessey Venom F5 reaches for 300 mph with 1,600 hp

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It looks like solely yesterday when automakers have been combating to interrupt the 200-mph mark, and now, a brand new hypercar is making an attempt to succeed in the 300 mph mark.

Hennessey Particular Automobiles unveiled the Venom F5 hypercar on the 2017 SEMA aftermarket commerce present. It is a religious successor to the earlier Hennessey Venom GT, however whereas the final one was Lotus-based, the F5 is model new from the bottom up.

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The entire purpose of the Venom T5 is to be the quickest automobile on the planet, and its specs actually make it seem to be that purpose isn’t just achievable, however inevitable. Underneath its hood is a twin-turbocharged V8 engine that may put out an estimated 1,600 horsepower, all of which is distributed to the rear wheels by means of a seven-speed, single-clutch transmission. Its carbon fiber physique retains the load underneath three,000 kilos, however solely barely so.

Its drag coefficient is a good zero.33, or about the identical as a 1998 Ford Escort ZX2, however whenever you’re pushing that a lot energy by the wheels, you do not work with the air, you beat the residing snot out of it and shove it apart. Energetic aerodynamics can even assist channel air the place it is wanted (e.g., maintaining the automobile from retreating).

Hennessey estimates that it’s going to solely take 10 seconds to speed up the Venom F5 from zero to 186 mph, which might make it faster than the present slate of Formulation 1 racers. The highest pace is “projected to exceed” 300 mph, however it’ll want one critically stout set of tires to deal with the forces in play at these speeds. Even the Bugatti Chiron’s tires cannot prime 280 mph, so except a breakthrough is within the playing cards, Hennessey could have fairly the uphill battle forward of it.

As you may count on, energy like this does not come low cost. The Venom F5 will begin at $1.6 million, and the corporate will solely construct 24 examples, so that you’d higher begin cashing in these IRAs right now.

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