20 Jan All-New Venom F5 Carbon Fiber Chassis
ALL NEW HENNESSEY VENOM F5 CARBON FIBER CHASSIS
DESIGNED & ENGINEERED TO DELIVER 500+ KM/H (310+ MPH) TOP SPEED
Sealy, Texas & Silverstone, England – After an extensive two-year long engineering and development phase, the Hennessey team has done it again. The company has built an all new carbon fiber chassis that will serve as the foundation of the Venom F5.
Built entirely of carbon fiber, the all-new ground-up design has been engineered and built to propel the Venom F5 to a top speed of over 500 kilometers per hour (310.7+ mph). The new F5 chassis is both strong and light weight. Torsional rigidity has been measured at 52,000 newton meters per degree (38,353 lb-ft torque per degree) and the total weight is just 86 kilograms (190 lbs).
“Our all new carbon fiber chassis is an engineering marvel and to see it in person is like looking at a piece of artwork. It’s like a piece of automotive jewelry that’s built to run 500+ km/h,” said company founder and CEO, John Hennessey.
The first three Venom F5’s are currently in production and testing will begin in Q2 2020. The base price for the Venom F5 is $1.8 million and Hennessey is only building a total of 24 examples, 12 for the American market and 12 for international markets. US allocations are close to being sold out. The Venom F5 will make its official debut at The Quail during Monterey car week in August of this year.
Being mated to the new chassis is Hennessey Specialty Vehicles’ all-new bespoke 1,800+ hp engine called Fury. Based on classic American V8 architecture, the Hennessey Venom F5 engine produces an astounding 1817 horsepower and 1193 lb-ft of torque. It uses a combination of high-tech, lightweight engine components (crankshaft, pistons, connecting rods & custom engine block) that combine for 6.6L of displacement. Combined with a pair of Precision ball bearing twin turbochargers with 3D printed titanium compressor housings, the Venom F5 engine delivers over 1800 bhp at 8000 rpm!