The Venom F5, which is in the final stage of its development, will be able to reach a speed of 500 km/h. This was announced by the US Motor Authority, citing the Hennessey Performance Engineering chief – John Hennessy.
The company plans to launch the prototypes of the Venom F5 next year, and in the winter to carry out certification speed tests, which will ultimately determine the official technical characteristics of the model. “We believe that our car will be able to exceed 300 miles per hour (483 km / h).” I want to accelerate to 500 km / h and I think I can, “said John Hennessy.
Venom F5 will receive a 7.6-liter gasoline V8 engine with an output of about 1600 hp. and 1763 Nm. The company, however, points out that for speed, so many horses may not be needed. “Our tests and engineers tell us that in order to accelerate more than 300 miles per hour, 1520 hp will be enough. The hypercar has also been tested with more power than two thousand horsepower, but in the near future we will not get that far, “said John Hennessy. According to him, the model will be able to accelerate from 100 km/h in 1.8-1.9 seconds with special tires.
The question of where the car will try to reach 500 km/h remains open. The previous experience of Venom GT in 2014 took place on the NASA track, which was used to land space shuttles. Its length is 5,15 km, but the model only needed about 3,7 km to reach a maximum speed of 435.31 km/h, and the rest of the track used to stop. Obviously, this distance is not enough for 500 km/h, so the most likely scenario will be the closure of a Texas or Nevada highway.
From the Venom F5 only 24 pieces will be produced: half are already sold in the US on preliminary orders and the second dozen will be destined for export. The base price in the US is 1.6 million USD. But the interest in Hennessey’s new hypercar-carb engine behind the ocean is still weak – only five pieces are now available.