The Hennessey Venom F5 is an upcoming high-performance sports car manufactured by the newly founded American vehicle-manufacturing company Hennessey Special Vehicles which was established in 2017. The Venom F5 will be the first vehicle to be developed and manufactured in-house by the company including the chassis, body work, engine and exhaust system developed by the company along with other bespoke components.
Initial reports had the Venom F5 powered by a completely bespoke and proprietary 7.4 L twin-turbocharged V8 engine; later it was revealed that while being still in development, the engine is to have an even larger capacity of 8.0 liters but the final displacement of the engine was revealed to be 7.6 liters. The engine is estimated to have a power output of 1,600 hp (1,193 kW; 1,622 PS) and 1,300 lbft (1,763 Nm) of torque. Pennzoil and Shell are partners with Hennessey to help fund the 301 mph (484 km/h) record attempt promised by the manufacturer. The top speed is claimed to be 301 mph (484 km/h) through a V-MAX speed-tracking system. Hennessey predicts the car will accelerate from 0186 mph (0300 km/h) in a time of under 10 seconds and from 0249 mph (0400 km/h) in a time of about 20 seconds.
The available transmissions will be a 7-speed single-clutch semi-automatic transmission with paddle shifters, driving the rear wheels, making the car rear-wheel drive along with a 6-speed manual transmission, both transmissions being offered as an option to customers.
The chassis and body will be made almost entirely of carbon fiber. Active aerodynamics are now paired with the body, a first for Hennessey. The weight reportedly stands at 2,950 lb (1,338 kg) with fluids, setting the power-to-weight ratio at 1,196 hp per ton. Because of the use of active aerodynamics and a sleek, new design it has an estimated drag coefficient of Cd=0.33.
The brakes are from Brembo, and the car is fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.