The Hennessey Venom F5 is a mid-engined hypercar built as the successor to the Hennessey Venom GT.
- Text originally from the Hennessey Venom F5's Wikipedia page.
The F5 name is a reference to the F5 tornado, the highest rating on the Fujita scale, attaining speeds as high as 261–318 mph (420–512 km/h).
Hennessey has contracted with Delta Motorsport of Silverstone, England for the development of the vehicle, which will be the company's first all new proprietary vehicle as an accredited titled manufacturer. Delta Motorsport also produced all of the previous generation Venom GT cars for Hennessey at its facility in England.
Initial reports had the Venom F5 powered by a completely bespoke and proprietary 7.4 L twin-turbocharged V8 engine; later it was revealed that while being still in development, the engine is to have an even larger capacity of 8.0 liters but the final displacement of the engine was revealed to be 6.6 liters. The engine is confirmed to have a power output of 1,817 hp (1,355 kW; 1,842 PS) and 1,193 lb⋅ft (1,617 N⋅m) of torque. The Venom F5 will have an LS-based iron block engine. The top speed is claimed to be 301 mph (484 km/h) through a V-MAX speed-tracking system. Hennessey predicts the car will accelerate from 0–186 mph (0–300 km/h) in a time of under 10 seconds and from 0–249 mph (0–400 km/h) in a time of about 20 seconds.
The available transmissions will be a CIMA 7-speed single-clutch automated manual transmission with paddle-shifters, driving the rear wheels, making the car rear-wheel drive along with a 6-speed manual transmission, both transmissions being offered as an option to customers.
The chassis and body will be made almost entirely of carbon fiber. Active aerodynamics are now paired with the body, a first for Hennessey. The weight reportedly stands at 2,950 lb (1,338 kg) with fluids, setting the power-to-weight ratio at 1,358 hp per ton. Because of the use of active aerodynamics and a sleek, new design it has an estimated drag coefficient of Cd=0.33.
Hennessey has also placed great emphasis on interior space, quality and comfort, and that despite offering extreme performance the vehicle still will offer a spacious and comfortable interior experience that can accommodate tall and large drivers and passengers. It was mentioned that an undisclosed NFL player, who has only been described as being 6'7" tall, has placed an order for one of the first models once full production has commenced.
Production will be limited to 24 units, 12 of which were already sold by December 2020. The price of the car in the United States was initially US$1.6 million, but later increased to US$2.1 million for the remaining 12 units. Eight cars are planned to be built and delivered in 2021.
The Hennessey Venom F5 was added in the Heatwave Season Update as a high Class S car with the following rank statistics:
- Stock rank: 3,881 ( 85)
- rank: 4,046
- rank: 4,237 ( 25)
- rank: 4,439 ( 29)
- rank: ? ( 38)
- rank: ? ( 54)
- rank: 5,126 ( 69)
It has a very high top speed (around 500km/h at stock), surpassing the SSC Tuatara and the Koenigsegg Jesko. Its acceleration is also decent while having abysmal nitro efficiency. However, it has very sharp drifting and is more "floaty" than both the aforementioned cars. With these traits, the Hennessey Venom F5 is the new king of the game.
- Main article: Hennessey Venom F5 (Special Event)
The Venom F5's blueprints only can be obtained via its Special Event that exclusively available for Legend Pass holders. These blueprints were also previously appeared in the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse's Special Event, having a total of 20 blueprints.
|Venom F5 • Venom GT|