The £1.6m Hennessey Venom F5 has offered out – deliveries to begin this 12 months
John Hennessey, firm founder and CEO, stated: ‘Exhibiting two of the most recent F5 fashions at The Quail and Pebble Seaside alongside the likes of Bugatti, Lamborghini and Koenigsegg was an honor for the entire Hennessey group. The truth that we secured orders from clients who noticed the automobiles on the occasions is testomony to the standard our group has achieved… and we’re but to achieve the automobile’s full potential!’
> SSC Tuatara achieves 282.9mph common, sooner than Koenigsegg’s Agera RS
Together with the announcement, Hennessey added: ‘…we’ve saved just a few extra surprises for the F5, together with the Monitor Pack enhancements, plus one thing else that’s actually out of this world!’ Although particulars are nonetheless beneath wraps, this factors in direction of future upgrades for the F5, and maybe even an prolonged manufacturing run.
February marked the start of the F5’s on-road improvement, with the powertrain additional refined in preparation for top velocity aerodynamic checks. Although it has already been proven passing 200mph on video, closing calibration of its energy supply, high-speed stability and braking are nonetheless required earlier than Hennessey makes an attempt an all-out prime velocity run. If the Venom hits its 311mph goal, it could be the world’s quickest street automobile by fairly some margin.
Delivering this efficiency is a 6.6-litre twin-turbocharged LS-series V8 that produces 1792bhp and 1193lb ft of torque working on E85 gasoline. These peak figures arrive at 8000rpm and 5500rpm respectively, with the redline coming in at 8500rpm. When mixed with a claimed 1360kg dry weight, it leads to a power-to-weight ratio of 1317bhp/ton power-to-weight ratio, 300bhp/ton greater than Koenigsegg’s Agera RS.
Turning such numbers to hurry on the street is not any simple job, so a Motec engine administration system with 5 engine modes helps handle energy relying on the situations. Grunt is to the rear wheels by way of a longitudinally-mounted seven-speed single-clutch automated gearbox, 0-62mph is alleged to return in beneath 3sec, with 0-124mph in beneath 5.
Named after the very best twister wind velocity class, Hennessey is eyeing a prime velocity in extra of 311mph, with a document run already within the pipeline for 2021 at NASA’s Kennedy Area Middle. The US-built SSC Tuatara presently holds the document because the quickest manufacturing automobile with a 282.9mph two-way common.
The F5’s construction is constructed round an 86kg carbonfibre tub manufactured from Silverstone-based Delta Motorsport, with carbonfibre physique panels bolted atop the entrance and rear subframes. The part-Inconel exhaust system and a fundamental cabin each contribute to its low kerb weight. Solid aluminum wheels and light-weight Penske dampers additionally assist to maintain unsprung mass low.
As with its predecessor, design could be very a lot perform over kind. It’s clear the design is aero-led for such excessive prime speeds – but regardless of this, its 0.39Cd drag coefficient isn’t notably spectacular; for reference, Porsche’s Taycan Turbo boasts a drag coefficient of simply 0.22Cd.
The cabin is alleged to be impressed by a fighter jet, freed from distractions and with maximised visibility. In fact, there’s an abundance of carbonfibre, nevertheless it’s offset high-quality leather-based for choose parts. Maybe probably the most notable function inside is its steering wheel, with the highest part lacking akin to an plane or a Components 1 automobile.
Simply 24 Venom F5s are set to be produced with costs beginning at $2.1m (c£1.6m). Buyer deliveries will begin in late 2021.
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