Hennessey has done it. After years and years of working to build its own hypercar, the Hennessey Venom F5 has become a reality.
There is no better way to celebrate it than selling all the production of the model, limited to 24 units, but while only a few will be able to enjoy it in person, we have to settle for videos that bring us closer to this beast of more than 1,800 hp.
Hennessey Venom F5: a tornado to overshadow the Bugatti Chiron
The North American factory has published an interesting 7-minute video in which Nathan Malinik, Design Director at Hennessey, tells us all the ins and outs of a hypercar in which aerodynamics is a fundamental part.
Malinick tells us how they have gone to the extreme of minimize the thickness of the front emblem brand to prevent negative impact on airflow.
The headlights take the shape of an F, alluding to the car’s F5 designation, which in turn refers to category five hurricanes, the most powerful cataloged.
Other interesting features are air curtain designed to clean the air flow from the front wheels while also generating downforce, the ducting behind the front wheel arches that minimize turbulence and direct the flow to the rear air intakes or direct air intakes to the airbox to produce more pressure in the intake as the speed is increased.
The rear bumper has the merit of being, according to Malinick, the largest carbon fiber element made one-piece in the automotive industry. It is a piece molded and perforated on its entire surface to extract the hot air from the engine shaft.
But beyond the design, inside it hides a huge 6.6 V8 biturbo engine that can develop a maximum of 1.842 CV (1.817 HP) y 1.617 Nm of torque directed exclusively towards the rear wheels.
The obvious goal of the Hennessey Venom F5 is to become one of the fastest cars in the world. At the moment it has already exceeded 320 km / h with half its power, and now he has a compatriot in his sights: the SSC Tuatara.
The interior is a simple but spectacular execution. All is carbon fiber or titanium. The only concessions to comfort in the rest of the cabin are just leather inserts wherever the occupants go to interact with the car.
The steering wheel is more of an aircraft controller than a proper steering wheel. It is neither circular nor complete, suppressing the top to maximize visibility. Something essential in an extremely fast car.
The war on the peso has been a constant. The 1.361 kg that the Venom F5 weighs are essential to achieve maximum performance, and this is reflected in elements such as the seats made entirely of carbon fiber and that weigh less than 4 kg each.