In case you’re a kind of automobile consumers who’s irritated that there aren’t sufficient 300 mph autos to select from, we’ve got excellent news!
Texas-based Hennessey has unveiled the manufacturing model of its upcoming Venom F5, which has a focused high pace of a minimum of 311 mph.
That equals a pleasant spherical 500 km/h and is simply shy of the 318 mph wind pace that tops out the Fujita scale’s F5 score for tornados, from which the automobile borrows its title. If its max velocity is confirmed, it’s going to be part of the Bugatti Chiron and SSC Tuatara within the unique 300 mph manufacturing automobile membership.
The Venom F5 is constructed on a novel carbon fiber and aluminum chassis that weighs simply 2,998 kilos and is powered by a 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged iron-block V8 rated at 1,817 hp and 1,193 lb-ft of torque, which is greater than any manufacturing automobile on sale immediately.
The physique was streamlined with high pace in thoughts however nonetheless creates sufficient downforce for critical cornering grip. A observe bundle with a big rear wing and a extra aggressive entrance splitter may even be provided, however each variations are being tuned for all-around driving by former Basic Motors check driver and growth engineer John Heinricy, who’s chief engineer on the Venom F5.
The mid-engine coupe rides on adjustable Penske shocks and 345/30R20 Michelin Pilot Cup 2 rear tires which might be practically 14 inches extensive and fewer absurd 265/35R19 rubber in entrance.
Hennessey mentioned these tires will likely be examined for security earlier than the Venom F5 hits the House Shuttle touchdown strip on the Kennedy House Heart subsequent 12 months for high-speed testing and a possible world document run, which will likely be monitored by an outdoor knowledge acquisition firm in entrance of an viewers of unbiased media. The corporate is seeking to keep away from the kind of controversy SSC recently encountered when the Tuatara set a reported 316 mph two-way common pace on a Nevada freeway with out all the obligatory assurances of its accuracy.
SSC is anticipated to strive it once more quickly, whereas Bugatti is happy with the 304.77 mph one-way speed the Chiron hit on a Volkswagen check observe in Germany.
It gained’t be Hennessey’s first go to to the Florida airstrip. Its earlier supercar, the Venom GT, hit 270 mph there in 2014.
Hennessey plans to construct simply 24 Venom F5s at a beginning value of $2.1 million.