The Hennessey Venom F5 Hypercar Has an Insane 1,817 Horsepower
Hitting 300 mph in this 6.6-liter V8-powered monster should be a breeze.
Earlier this year, the output-obsessed Texas tuning outfit said its hypercar’s twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V8 would generate over 1,600 horsepower.
After months of engineering, Hennessey has announced that the mammoth engine produces a mind-boggling 1,817 hp and 1,193 lb-ft of torque. Naturally, the so-called “Fury” V8 sounds absolutely amazing in the dynamometer test video above.
“We exceeded our target horsepower number. Actually, we blew our target number out of the water by delivering over 1,800 horsepower,” said company founder and CEO John Hennessey.
“The F5 engine has a very broad power band with over 1,000 lb-ft of torque available from 2,000 to 8,000 rpm. Give it the full throttle and it’s the most furious engine that we have ever built. Thus, we gave our F5 engine a special name: ‘Fury.'”
The Fury V8 is constructed with numerous light-weight components and incorporates a unique intake manifold that decreases the temperature of air leaving the turbos—which increases air density—before it enters the combustion chamber. All of this high-octane technology translates to peak power efficiency.
“With over 1,800 bhp and a curb weight of less than 3,000 lbs, the Venom F5 will offer the best power to weight ratio on the market,” Hennessey added. “We plan to begin testing our first car later this year.”
This is all very interesting, considering that Hennessey now has real competition. Earlier this year, a special-edition Bugatti Chiron became the first production car to break the 300-mph barrier for a world record.
Hennessey has already promised that the F5 will at least hit 300 mph. Considering that its engine over-delivered in the power department, we wouldn’t be surprised if the French hypercar’s reign as the world’s fastest ends upon the F5’s arrival.
Drag race, anyone?