New 1600bhp, 300mph-plus Hennessey Venom F5 revealed

The Hennessey Venom F5 has been revealed, with a price tag of £1.2 million, and a maximum speed projected by the company to exceed 300mph.

The power of getting to this media maximum speed comes from a twin-turbo V8, producing in excess of 1600bhp. Hennessey aims for F5, which is the name of the most powerful storm on the Fujita scale, to be the fastest road car made.

With a weight of 1338kg, which is little more than a Ford Fiesta, the Hennessey uses carbon fiber for the whole of the Poison of the aerodynamics of the body, which has a drag coefficient of 0.33.

Unlike previous models, which have been based on the Lotus Requires, Hennessey, developed and built the car in house from scratch, including the engine, chassis and body. A change of paddles, a single-clutch seven-speed gearbox is used, and the car is rear-wheel-drive.

Not a 0-62 mph time has been revealed, but the 0-186mph (300 km / h) will come in less than 10 seconds, and the company plans to break the 0-400 km / h-0 record comfortably, the prediction of a time less than 30 seconds. This would mean that the smashing Bugatti time under 42sec, and Köenigsegg later time 36.44 sec.

Just 24 will be made, at a price of £1.2 million each, before optional extras. The car’s full reveal is going to happen today at the SEMA show, which is taking place in Las Vegas.

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