Hennessey Venom F5 got a hard carbon chassisJanuary 21, 2020
The company said the upcoming Hennessey Venom F5 Coupe will use an ultra-light but stiffer carbon fiber chassis.
“All of our new carbon fiber chassis is a marvel of engineering, and seeing them in person is like looking at a work of art. It’s like a piece of jewelry created for a speed of more than 500 km / h, ”said John Hennessy, founder and CEO of the company.
According to Hennessey, torsional stiffness reaches 52,000 Newton meters per degree, surpassing the Bugatti Chiron body by 2,000 Nm / degree, with a total weight of only 86 kilograms. The hypercar of the Texas tuner will receive a 6.6-liter V8 engine with plenty of horsepower and torque.
Called “Fury,” the V8 twin-turbocharger is LS-based and combines lightweight components and high-tech components such as high-speed gate valves, purge valves, fuel injections (2 per cylinder) of their stainless steel, steel turbo manifolds, catalytic converters and titanium exhaust system. It develops 1817 hp at 8000 rpm and 1617 Nm of torque at 5500 rpm. 1356 Nm are available at 2000 – 8000 rpm, the ultimate torque is 8200 rpm.
Venon F5 has been in development for quite some time, however, details about its performance have not yet been published. However, the company’s goal is to exceed 500 km / h, which will break the Bugatti Chiron record. The Molsheim-based company used the modified Chiron Super Sport 300+ hypercar prototype, which accelerated to 490.484 km / h, to regain the crown.
Koenigsegg is also interested in overcoming the speed mark of 500 km / h, and plans a series in which such an opportunity will be realized. According to preliminary information, this model may be based on Jesko and will be presented in the framework of the Mission 500 a little more than a month before the Geneva Motor Show 2020.
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