The Venom F5 is powered by a twin turbo 6.6-litre pushrod V8 pumping out colossal 1,817 HP and 1,617 Nm of torque. It’s mated to a CIMA 7-speed single-clutch automated manual transmission. The redline is 8,500 rpm, but the engine is electronically limited to 8,200 rpm outside of a unique F5 mode.
Power is channelled to the rear wheels only through a mechanical limited-slip rear differential, and the final-drive ratio is 3.167:1.
Full power is only unleashed in F5 mode and at 140-plus mph.
Venom F5s will have five drive modes: Sport, Wet, Track, Drag, and F5. Each mode will change the steering weight, power delivery, shift points, and calibrations for the ABS, traction control, and electronic stability control.
Every Venom F5 owner will need to attend and complete a one-day F5 driver-training program to receive an F5 license and unlock F5 mode. The F5 school is included in the car’s purchase price and will take place at Hennessey’s private test track next to the Venom F5 production facility in Sealy, Texas.
Hennessey said the hypercar will run from 0 to 100 kph in 2.6 seconds, but that’s traction limited. The F5 is capable of running from 0 to 300 kph in 8.4 seconds and 0 to 400 kph in 15.5 seconds, according to Hennessey. Top speed is at over 500 kph.
A double-wishbone independent suspension sits at all four corners with Penske adjustable coil-over dampers. An electric power steering system was chosen instead of a hydraulic setup due to packaging and simplification.
A set of forged aluminum wheels are wrapped in 265/35R19 front and 345/30R20 rear Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. The brakes are huge, they consist of 15.35-inch carbon-ceramic brake rotors at all four corners with 6-piston front calipers and 4-piston rear calipers.
The car weighs 1,360kg.
Every button, switch, knob, and control is located on the F1-like carbon-fiber steering wheel. A 7.0-inch digital gauge cluster is complimented by a 9.3-inch Alpine touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. A separate 1.3-inch touchscreen handles climate controls.
Price tag happens to be $2.1 M.
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