The Hennessey Venom F5 is one of the most monstrous production cars recently launched in memory, and after years of development, the Wild Hypercar recently gained momentum with top gear.
Like any Hennessey car, performance is the Venom F5’s top priority. As such, it is powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V8 that produces 1,817 hp and 1,193 lb-ft (1,617 Nm) of torque, which means that despite being 8 cylinders smaller, it retains significantly more power than the Bugatti Chiron. Less turbocharger. Even more than the 1,603 hp delivered by the Koenigsegg Jesco’s 5.1-liter twin-turbo V8.
Hennessey claims that it will take just 2.6 seconds for the car to hit 62 mph (100 km / h) and 4.7 seconds to reach 124 mph (200 km / h). It can apparently hit a tear speed of 250 mph (402 km / h) in 15.5 seconds.
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When testing the car for the first time, Jack Rex in top gear was stunned to see the acceleration, noting that it was pulling through gears harder than anything else he had driven except the all-electric Pininfarina Batista. After having some fun on Hennessey’s personal drag strip, Rix heads to some local Texas streets to see how the Venom F5 handles daily driving duties.
Surprisingly, the Venom F5 is much more crude and aggressive than other supercars and hypercars in Europe. This makes the McLaren 720S look beautiful and has a particularly strong ride.
The seven-speed semi-automatic transmission found in the Rix-powered development vehicle will benefit from some additional refinement before completion. It works well at full throttle and high speeds but somewhat shaky at low speeds.
The Venom F5 continues to evolve, and in early March, the Hennessy Crew pushed the hypercar at 271.6 mph (437 km / h) while testing on the same Florida runway where the NASA space shuttle landed. The Texas Tuner is expected to eventually reach 300 mph (482 km / h) with the car.