With client shipments set up for 2021, Hennessey Special Vehicles has actually revealed the manufacturing variation of its Venom F5 together with the business’s 30th wedding anniversary.
“The brand new one hundred percent bespoke Venom F5 is developed to supply the globe’s most exciting overall driving experience and also unequaled efficiency,” the business claimed in its statement.
With its enormous power, reduced weight and also diligently developed characteristics, the F5 flaunts amazing handling and also a really natural experience behind the wheel.”
The press release included that just 24 such vehicles will certainly be generated, each “one-of-a-kind to its proprietor,” and also each valued at $2.1 million.
The vehicle is powered by Hennessey’s very own 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged “Fury” V8, which it states is ranked at 1,817 horse power at 8,000 rpm with 1,193 pound-feet of torque. The vehicle evaluates 2,998 extra pounds and also Hennessey states it will certainly speed up to 62 miles per hour in much less than 3 secs, get to 124 miles per hour in much less than 5 secs and also will certainly have a full throttle over of 500 km/h (311 miles per hour), “and also will certainly show this with a clear and also separately validated full throttle run in 2021.”
That high-speed run is set up in the initial fifty percent of 2021 at the NASCAR Shuttle Landing Facility in Florida.
The engine is connected to the back wheels through a specifically developed and also longitudinally placed semi-automatic 7-speed transmission with guiding wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The vehicles will certainly have 5 drive settings– Sport, Track, Drag, Wet, F5. Only F5 opens complete offered power.
“Our clients like rate, so we’re fired-up to press the borders of what’s feasible to try the globe’s fastest manufacturing vehicle document, yet the Venom F5 has to do with greater than simply rate and also power,” John Hennessey is estimated current launch. “This vehicle will certainly take care of wonderfully, top quality is phenomenal, there are greater than 3,000 bespoke components, products are beautiful, whatever is a suitable homage to three decades of the Hennessey brand name.”
While the task has actually been headed by Hennessey, the vehicle’s characteristics have actually been established by John Heinricy, veteran racer and also previous General Motors high-performance lorries designer that has actually done growth laps at the Circuit of the Americas and also at Hennessey’s very own examination track in Sealy, Texas.
According to Hennessey, the objective of the F5 was to develop a “decathlete for the roadway.”
“Records exist to be damaged and also our clients like that we press the borders of design to create the globe’s fastest vehicles,” John Hennessey is estimated. “But, with the F5, we wished to produce a real ‘decathlete,’ an auto that has to do with a lot greater than rate. So, under the assistance of fabulous auto racing motorist John Heinricy, our group is concentrated on generating a driving experience that matches the vehicle’s efficiency qualifications.
“This vehicle goes versus the grain of modern-day hypercars, much of which have actually ended up being soft and also manageable. The F5 resets the equilibrium, having actually been developed from scratch to be the reverse of the ‘daily hypercar’– it will certainly constantly be an event to drive.”
“Of all the vehicles I have actually crafted in my profession,” Heinricy includes, “the Hennessey Venom F5 is just one of, otherwise one of the most achieved, amazing and also fulfilling vehicles to deal with. With the F5 we started with an empty sheet of paper. This is such a benefit for automobile characteristics, as it has actually enabled me to bring into play the most effective components of vehicles I have actually serviced throughout my profession. It has actually offered me the flexibility to create the format of the vehicle specifically as I desired it to be and also outfit it with the most effective feasible componentry.
“Our extensive track and also roadway growth will certainly guarantee this vehicle deals with and also does as remarkably as the globe’s ideal hypercars.”
For even more info, go to the Hennessey internet site.
A previous day-to-day paper sporting activities editor, Larry Edsall invested a lots years as an editor at AutoWeek publication prior to making the shift to creating for the internet and also coming to be the writer of greater than 15 automobile publications. In enhancement to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has actually composed for The New York Times and also The Detroit News and also was an accessory honors teacher at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and also Mass Communication at Arizona State University.