The Hennessey Venom F5 was finally showcased to the world at the Specialty Equipment Market Show in Las Vegas. The car is said to become the fastest road car in the world, and is expected to topple the Bugatti Chiron – which is currently the fastest road car in the world.
The Hennessey Venom F5 could edge past the 300-mph speed limit, compared to the Chiron which has been recorded as the fastest road car on the planet at 288-mph.
John Hennessey, founder and CEO of Hennessey Special Vehicle said in an official press release that a combination of a light weight chassis, a carbon fibre body, along with low-drag design features could help them create “the absolute fastest road car on earth”. The new Venom F5 design features active aero that yields a coefficient of drag of just 0.33.
Under the hood, the Hennessey team is prepping an all-new, twin turbo V8 engine that will churn out over 1600bhp that will allow the Venom F5 to deliver a whole new level of hypercar experience.
The company asserts that these features will give the Hennessey Venom F5 the ability to hit 186 mph in less than 10 seconds, apparently making it faster than modern day Formula 1 cars, while its top-speed is projected to go beyond the 300-mph mark.
The Hennessey engine will be mated to a 7-speed single clutch paddle shift transmission and delivering power down to the rear tires. The Venom will also feature an all new light weight chassis and all carbon fibre body, which will give the F5 a curb weight of 2,950 lbs.
That said, it’s all theoretical right now as Hennessey is yet to prove their claims about the Venom F5 in real time. In the meantime, we can totally indulge ourselves in the car’s mesmerizing beauty. Not to forget, the Hennessey Venom F5 gets a base price of $1.6 million and the company only plans to build 24 of these ferocious beauties.