The wait seems interminable. The powerful Hennessey Venom F5, the anti-Bugatti Hypercar, and Koenigsegg is getting closer and closer to its realization, albeit with fairly mild times. It started to talk about itself way back in 2017 when the previous Venom GT set a truly formidable top speed record. Two years ago we then saw it at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, despite the fact that it was a simple show car, therefore without an engine and all mechanics. Today there are new rumors directly from John Hennessey that the car could see the light by the end of 2020. Hope for the best!
A super-resistant frame, more than that of a Chiron
More than two years from that moment we are shown what appears to be the carbon monocoque frame, a central cage which, reportedly, would be super resistant, little more than that of the Bugatti Chiron, marking a value of over 50,000 Nm for degree of twist. All this at a very low weight, of only 86 kg , in practice, the weight of a person of good stature.
“ Our brand new carbon fiber frame is an engineering marvel and seeing it for yourself is like looking at a work of art. It’s like a jewel built to travel over 500km / h ”reveals with all his charisma the colorful John Hennessey, CEO, and founder of Hennessey Special Vehicle. The definitive car should then host a surprising engine block, a 6.6-liter V8 twin-turbo, capable of delivering a maximum power of over 1800 hp and 1620 Nm of torque, with the red line set at 8,200 rpm. The block derives from a very American “LS” to which the cubature, the flow rate of the ducts has been increased, equipped with double injector per cylinder, stainless steel manifolds, ultra-resistant composite materials and will make all its roar heard through a titanium exhaust.
We don’t know much about performance yet, but in all likelihood, 0-100 km / h will be covered in less than 2.5 seconds, while 0-200 km / h will be shocking and 0-300 km / h, up to a speed maximum, which they hope to exceed 500 km / h, recovering that much-desired record. We know that in recent weeks the “speed record” issue has been much discussed, among the probable false record of SSC Tuatara. We’ll see.