When we talk about supercars, Hennessey tops the chart. The company excels in transforming a standard sports car into a ravishing supercar, and the best part is, it makes every contribution look simply effortless. The automaker does the same with the new Venom F5, the precursor to the all-famous Venom GT. Let’s go through a quick preview of the remarkable ride.
Powertrain and Performance
The Venom F5 is positively on its way to surpass the reigning champion in terms of speed, the Venom GT, with its outperforming one-of-a-kind powertrain. The supercar encloses a massively powerful V8 engine with a 7.0 liter displacement and record-breaking 1400 horsepower. The man behind the engineering, Mr. Hennessey claims the Venom F5 to reach a top speed of 290 miles per hour that translates into 466 km/h to give you a better picture of the supercar’s potentials, which is more than just a figure if you know a thing or two about the regular supercar top speeds. Empowering the engine’s working is a rear-wheel drive suspension and the latest single-clutch paddle shift transmission with highly responsive shift capabilities. The Venom F5 quotes a lesser drag coefficient – 0.40 – than that of the original Venom holding the top speed record of 270.9 mph. The F5 will have the power to sprint from zero to 60 in a mind boggling 2.5 seconds.
Design of the Venom F5
This car is not the fastest supercar merely because of the engine specs, it does comprise a design and body structure that compliment Hennessey’s intentions to achieve perfection. The Venom F5’s body has been carved out of lightweight carbon-fiber that helped keeping the weight under 2,866 pounds ( 1,300kg). A rear diffuser and a retractable rear wing add to the design of the F5, integrating with underbody venturis to develop a considerable level of down-force to keep the Venom firmly placed on the ground even at the highest speeds.
The Venom F5 will also feature a new GPS-based traction control which, according to the company representatives, can be calibrated to specific race tracks.
Price and Availability
The marvelous sub-sonic ride is expected to be unveiled next year; however, you might have to wait a little longer – by late 2016 – to get your hands on the speedy monster. As for the price, well don’t expect anything less than 1.2 million dollars – the current price for the Venom GT.
What would you have to say if you were asked to give a verdict on the fastest car in the world; designed with sheer excellence and brilliance courtesy to the most innovative – Hennessey – minds behind it? The verdict is pretty much yours.