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This is how the Hennessey Venom F5 reaches its insane top speed

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While not a household name, Hennessey is quickly becoming one of the most exciting newer car companies on the market. Founded by John Hennessey, Hennessey Special Vehicles has been around since 1991 and is known for its stunning upgrades on various vehicles. The company’s tagline, “making fast cars faster since 1991,” describes it perfectly. According to Hennessey’s website, they have souped-up versions of everything from the Mammoth Ram 1500 TRX to the Dodge Challenger and the Ford Bronco.


Go beyond making existing supercars faster, Hennessey has also produced his own hypercar. Named Venom F5, the car becomes the fastest car in the world with its impressive top speed. As is typical of hypercars, the F5 has already sold out, but the company has plans for other versions of the legendary model.

The Hennessey Venom F5 is practically every gearhead’s dream. Not only is it ultra-fast, but it’s a car so powerful that people want to tear it down and study it. Unfortunately, this brute force is not often seen in American-made vehicles, which has led some to label the Hennessey Venom F5 as “America’s Supercar”.


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The Hennessey Venom F5: an over-engineered engine for an ultra-lightweight car

Hypercars are about speed and power, but the Hennessey F5 Venom takes it to the next level. The car is powered by what the owner of the company has called an over-engineered engine that has had 30 years of work done by the Hennessey team. As a result, it has a hefty 6.6-litre V8 twin-turbo powerhouse called ‘fury’. It has a maximum power of 1,817 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and torque of 1,193 lb-ft at 5,000 rpm. In terms of speed, this American hypercar can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in an insane 2.6 seconds and has a top speed of 311 miles per hour. The Venom F5 is about twice as fast as a Bugatti Chiron. However, the company has stated that the car’s actual top speed will be higher for production models.


One of the biggest reasons the car can reach such astronomical speeds is its relatively low weight. According to hennessey, the F5 weighs just 2,998 LBS. The power-to-weight ratio is 1,298 horsepower per ton. Hennessey plans to soon compete for the car to become the fastest car in the world. The Venom has to go over 311 miles per hour during a two-day heavily controlled road test.

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The Hennessey Venom F5: The carbon fiber design makes the car faster

The Hennessey F5 Venom is an ultra-lightweight vehicle. One of the contributing factors to that low weight is the carbon fiber chassis that weighs just 190 pounds. The company spent a lot of time making sure the chassis was perfect in every sense of the word. The result is something that is not only light, but also lends itself to a strikingly beautiful car with torsional rigidity.


Hennessey isn’t the only hypercar manufacturer to use carbon fiber. The material has many advantages. In addition to being lightweight, carbon fiber can also help protect drivers and passengers in the event of an accident, as it is quite a strong and sturdy option to build cars with. An aluminum subframe is mated to the carbon fiber chassis, where the engine and suspension connect. In the event of an accident, the subframe components will deform and help absorb the energy of the colliding vehicle or structure.

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The future of Hennessey cars through the Venom F5

As it always happens when hypercars hit the market, the Hennessey F5 Venom is sold out. The US automaker planned to build 12 for the US market and 12 to sell internationally, and all of them have been discussed. Hennessey, however, has more plans for his latest hypercar. The company has announced that its next car, the Hennessey F5 Roadster, will be officially unveiled on August 9, 2022. After that, the new vehicle will be on display at The Quail during “Monterey Car Week” in California. The roadster version of the F5 will have the same engine as the Venom, but we can guess that this new version of the F5 will be even lighter, given the history of roadsters. This potentially lower weight could also mean the F5 Roadster is faster than the Venom, but that’s just speculation.

The Hennessey F5 Venom is an excellent car. This beast emphasizes extreme strength and succeeds at every turn. While not the most well-known car company on the market, Hennessey has proven that not only can a Texas-based company charge more than $2 million for a hypercar, but people will buy out the entire production. Hopefully Hennessey has a successful life in the car market.