Despite the presentation of the Hennessey Venom F5 It was over a year agoThe supercar is still under development. The goal is to be able to stably cover 300 mph (483 km/h), but it hasn’t come together yet. However, they have now shown what the F5’s situation looks like when all the power comes from the 6.6-liter turbocharged V8.
It’s not clear from the video what speed it’s running at now, though the description states that the tests were actually intended to be a stability test above 250 mph, or 402 km/h. On the other hand, they captured amazing shots of the car’s exhaust, from which good long flames erupted during the transitions. This is indeed the result of putting the F5, which achieves a peak output of 1,817 horsepower.
Hennessey Performance’s goal is clearly to get the most out of the car, which they hope will be somewhere around 500 mph, but there is still a lot of work to be done on the project to achieve that pace. The car is now undergoing aerodynamic improvements, which are aimed at keeping the chassis stable and steerable above 400 km/h and not getting off the ground near the top speed.
Testing took place on the Johnny Boehmer Proving Grounds asphalt, by the way: This wide, five-mile straight track was formerly NASA-listed and is now a high-speed test track with plenty of room to test the capabilities of the Venom’s F5.
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