The Hennessey Venom F5 hypercar engine develops 1817 horsepowerOctober 2, 2019
The 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that the Hennessey Venom F5 hypercar is equipped with will develop 1,817 horsepower (1,617 Nm). The Texas tuner plans to begin testing new items later this year.
Hennessey Performance, a well-known tuning company, originally from Texas (USA), which has already managed to present an incredible number of projects to modernize production cars, presented its own Venom F5 hypercar. The presentation of the model, which became the successor to the Hennessey Venom GT, took place in 2017. However, the development of the car continued for a long time, and the company’s engineers were able to bring the model to mind.
The company announced that the engine used by the Venom F5 hypercar, a 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged V8, will develop 1,817 horsepower (1,617 Nm). French hypercar Bugatti Chiron should definitely beware of an American.
According to company founder John Hennessey, the Venom F5 engine has been completely rebuilt. The design now uses lightweight engine components such as a crankshaft, pistons, connecting rods and the engine block itself. Other high-strength parts of the power plant are an aluminum intake manifold, a steel hydraulic camshaft, a rocker arm mounted on a stainless steel shaft, a dry sump oil system and much more.
The engine has a unique manifold design, which, according to brand engineers, places an intercooler between the cylinder heads. This reduces the air temperature at the inlet from the turbocharger when it enters the combustion chamber, which leads to an increase in air density and overall energy efficiency. This helps the engine to develop impressive technical characteristics – the maximum torque is 1355 Nm, it is achieved in a wide range from 2000 to 8000 rpm.
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