The Hennessey Venom F5, soon to hold the fastest car title; 300mhp!!!
Yes, the Americans never give up without a fight, the Bugatti-Hennessey chase for the fastest car title has been going on since the beginning, and this time it looks like the man from Texas will be take home the first price. Not everybody gets to see a Bugatti Chiron in their rearview mirror and manages to keep it there for as long as they jolly well like, but if you’re one of these select few individuals who could, you ought to take pride in the fact. Goosebumps and chills engulf me at the thought of 300mhp and to know that the new Venom has been named after the tariffing F5 tornado, which by the way is the most powerful recorded winds between 165mph and 200mph. Scary, right?
The ambushes Americans have given themselves a target of 300mph (483kmph), that’s a massive 39mph more than the current title holding Chiron, and the craziest part is that they planned on achieve this with their 7.0lit twin-turbocharged V8. It really makes you wonder how Mr Hennessy has managed to churn out possibly more than 1500bhp from a V8, while Bugatti uses its signature and much more-heavier W16 engine to produce round about the same power.
Obviously, the lightness of the F5’s engine has contributed to its top speed achievement, but that’s not the only trick up Mr John’s sleeve. Unlike the Venom GT whose chassis is an extension of the Lotic Exige, the F5 has a bespoke chassis and has its aerodynamic built around a carbon fiber tub, making this next generation Venom a mind-blowing 500kg lighter than Bugatti’s Chiron.
The mad American will debut his equally mad automobile at the SEMA show in Las Vegas on the 1st of November this year, make sure not to miss it, the company has packed the automobile with tons of surprises. The F5 has come a long way since the 2014 Venom GT, in regard to both interiors and exteriors, the new car’s interiors will feature a widescreen infotainment system, carbon fiber dash with carbon fiber trimmed air-condition vents, a bit of white stitching to match the owner’s luxury taste and aluminum shift paddles. The exterior is not far behind, from the F5’s beautiful new eyes to the aerodynamic air vents and spoiled to the extremely evil looking trio exhaust, all coming together to form one perfect composition like Michelangelo’s masterpiece; David.
Having tuned and created many performance engines for other major global automobile players like Dodge, Cadillac, Lotus, Jeep, Ford and many others since 1991, Mr Hennessey definitely has what it takes to make a complexly mad car like the Performance Venom F5. He and his team of skilled engineers will be manufacturing the new superfast automobile in their main facility in Huston, Texas.
A few things that worry me about this American craftsmanship; firstly, what type of tires has Hennessey decided used, imagine the number of revolution and friction at such speed, those poor tires will give away in no time. And how massive is the fuel tank, at speeds nearing 300mph the engine is going drinking fuel like a German chugging his beer on October fest.
Other than these few concerns which I’m sure Hennessey will manage to take care of, I think the automobile is one spectacular piece of engineering, let me know your views on the evil-looking new Venom in the comment section.
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