Hennessey Venom GT is back in the race beside Bugatti Veyron as the two of the world’s fastest cars are for long known to compete against each other on speed. Hennessey is working on building the world’s fastest production car which will break all speed records by achieving over 290 mph. If speed thrills you, which mostly does to people here in the UAE, just wait for a year as Hennessey would be unveiling it any time in 2015. The car may hit the markets in 2016.
Named as the Venom F5, the car will be an upgraded version of GT. It will be powered by the same 7.0-litre twin turbo V-8 engine but unlike GT which produces 1,244 horsepower, the F5 will reportedly generate 1,400bhp. This has been made possible by enlarging the turbos, upgrading the fuel system and increasing the intercooler size.
In F5, the carbon-fibre body work has been refined to give the car a more aerodynamic feel whereas dual clutch has been replaced by a single automatic clutch which is lighter and more durable. Meanwhile the downforce has been kept just appropriate to prevent the F5 from flying through the air (don’t take me literal there).
When asked why he decided to name it the F5, John Hennessey explained that he wanted something unique which would automatically bring speed to mind. The name F5 has been inspired from a high speed and destructive tornado.
Obviously, buying this speedster will put a hole in your pocket. How deep? Stay tuned to find about that.