25 Hennessey Venom F5 2020 revealed

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Hennessey Performance have unveiled production version of Venom F5 hypercar, just in time before scheduled customer deliveries in 2021.

Hennessey Venom F5 is brand new and fully bespoke from ground up - no awkward Lotus Elise heritage anywhere to be seen this time.

With $2.1 million dollar price tag and planned production of just 24 units, the Venom F5 will become instant collectible, just as well as ground-breaking (and shaking!) performance car.

F5 is powered by custom 6.6 liter twin-turbo V8 engine named "Fury" with claimed maximum power of 1817 horsepower at 8000 rpm and 1,617 Nm (1,193 lb-ft) peak torque.

Weight is advertised as 1360 kg (2998 lb), 0-100 kph (62 mph) time as 3.0 seconds and 0-200 kph (124 mph) time (much more relevant) as "under five seconds".

Hennessey are targeting a top speed in excess of 500 kph (311 mph) and are promising to prove this with a transparent and independently verified top speed run sometime next year.

 

1m ago by revolt7717
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Javeon Hills  5d ago

I calculated Hennessy Venom F5 gear ratios and I got the maximum 7th gear speed of 332 mph, but tires and aero also matter, I think it will do around 309-312 mph considering the aerodynamics and if there is a good tire that wont blow up lol.


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Corvolet3  1m ago

Yet another hypercar with ridiculous claims. Makes me wonder if they're all that hyper when so many manufacturers just appear out of the blue with their own made cars.


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Cauf40f50  1m ago

Dont care


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sans  1m ago

200kph 5s under?


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R3CRU1T  1m ago

I'm not trying to be a hater and I love almost everything about this car (except the idle noise). However, I'm interested to see how its gonna pull a 0 to 200km/h in 4.6 seconds on street tires on a non prepped track. I'll believe it when I see it.

 

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Aaron  4d ago

Ask yourself for a car with 1817hp and weighs less than a 720s, that's the time you gonna get. The horsepower will be limited most likely under 70mph. After that, it'll spin it's way up the number chart


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NIN  1m ago

It's like a C8 Corvette and a Aspark Owl had an ICE baby.

 

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Cocobe  1m ago

More Aspark Owl than C8, but I agree


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Aaron  4d ago

where's the c8 in this?


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hostboy  4d ago

It came out in this exact style way before the C8 and Owl. but go off


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SpeedKing  1m ago

There will be no cheating with the Venom F5 when they crack the 300mph barrier...

 

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FastestLaps  1m ago

There will certainly be more scrutiny.

How could such a straight-forward thing as top speed measurement get so wrong with SSC.


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SpeedKing  1m ago @FastestLaps

While i cannot prove that the Tuatara 331mph lie was deliberately falsified and manipulated by SSC(the most likely scenario) there will be no repeat of that from Hennessey because it will be independently tested by peeps on the ground to verify the top speed attempt.


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Cocobe  1m ago @SpeedKing

you can't prove that they deliberately did it. But certainly you can prove that it was false =)


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SpeedKing  1m ago @Cocobe

I definitely can't but the digital speedo display being blurred during the run was dodgy in itself and apparently the speedo overread by approx 7-8% anyway in previous tests which is pathetic given it's 2020 and the hypercar is worth almost $2m.


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BTICronox  1m ago @SpeedKing

Plus they cheated like 12 year old Youtubers back when the "2.x second 100-200kph" video came up. There was a second video where somebody sat next to Shelby... well, what can I say, the advertised video with the alleged time had a high-pitched engine sound :'D


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SpeedKing  1m ago @BTICronox

Ha yeah that's when the bullshit started because factoring in the 7-8% speedo error which means using a stopwatch from 67-134 mph by the digital speedo one gets 3.55 sec which is only a second out lol

BTW Hennessey's claim of 0-200 km/h in under 5 sec would be possible with slicks on a prepped dragstrip but impossible on the street with legal tyres.


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Lambolover  1m ago @BTICronox

Glad someone else figured it out


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BTICronox  1m ago @SpeedKing

"Hennessey's claim of 0-200 km/h in under 5 sec would be possible with slicks on a prepped dragstrip but impossible on the street with legal tyres."

Yup, especially when they only claim a 3 second 0-100kph... 2 seconds for 100-200kph afterwards? Must suddenly develop 3 tons of downforce xD


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SpeedKing  1m ago @BTICronox

For more context a 1750whp AWD Huracan does 0-100 km/h in 1.76 sec 100-200km/h in 2.19 sec and 200-300km/h in 3.70 sec on a prepped dragstrip with slicks so there's no chance of Hennessey's claim. That being said i suspect it should be capable of cracking the 300mph barrier.


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NIN  1m ago @SpeedKing

Hennessey saw the 0-300kph claim for the more powerful/AWD/electric Lotus Evija and said "Yeah, we can beat that with RWD, street tires, and turbos..."


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SpeedKing  1m ago @NIN

Ha yeah and speaking of the Evija, Lotus claim 200-300km/h in 3 secs flat. Problem is every 200-300km/h pass by modified 2000hp(same as Evija) turbo cars i've seen fall into the 3.6-3.8 sec range. Is Lotus telling us bullshit or is it generating more power than they claim?


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Ollie  1m ago @SpeedKing

Yes but the evija is electric and people underestimate the sheer insane torque electric vehicles create... it may have 2000hp but the torque must be way more (uncertain of exact figures) but as it has awd and well over 2000n/m of torque I would say lotus’s claim may very well be accurate... we’ll have to wait and see.


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Aaron  4d ago

@ everyone in this reply section, we have no proof that ssc cheated, and we have no proof that they didn't cheat. This is what happens when someone rushes things. (Reminds me of the covid-19 vaccene)