Finally the fastest? Hennessey Venom shows new F5

Sealy, Texas ( USA), August 5, 2014

Say " Hello " to the Hennessey Venom F5. This Texan V8 biturbo devil tuner legend John Hennessey wants to send the full-speed world record of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport finally to where the pepper grows. The is known at 431 km / h If it goes to Hennessey, are the peanuts. The new Venom F5 to create 290 miles per hour. This is equivalent to 467 km / h Ravings of a crazy small series manufacturer? Not at all! Finally, Hennessey has already broken with the Venom GT 's record. At least unofficially. Since you ( the NASA Kennedy Space Center runway in early 2014 ) drove the 435 km / h in only one of the required two directions, the record-breaking run of Guinness World Records did not recognize. A lasting impression was left anyway.

Over 1,400 hp to less than 1,300 kilograms

Now it is the Hennessey Venom ie F5 judge. The name has nothing to do with your keyboard, but describes the most destructive tornado genus. How fitting. The F5 can be regarded as evolution of the Venom GT. Official performance data for the revised 7.0 - liter twin-turbo V8, there is not yet, but Hennessey 's pretty sure that he will eject more than 1,400 hp. That would be about 150 bhp more than the Venom GT. The new full carbon body wraps around an optimized version of the Venom GT chassis keeps the weight under 1300 kg ( the Venom GT weighs 1,244 kilos ) and reduces the drag coefficient from 0.44 to less than 0.4. According to John Hennessey has no influence on the stability at high speeds: " It will generate more than enough output ," he says.

Venom F5 does not start until the end of 2016

In addition to the well-known six-speed manual will be the first time an automatic with shift paddles for the Hennessey Venom F5. A dual-clutch transmission was not an option for weight and durability reasons. In addition, the F5 will have a pretty crafty, GPS-based traction control, which can be tuned to various race tracks like the Nordschleife. The Venom F5 will celebrate its world premiere in 2015. The delivery starts in late 2016. Least 30 copies will build Hennessey. The price is 1.2 million dollars (about 900,000 euros ), plus taxes of the Venom GT exceed the manufacturer. (sw)