They were published the first official pictures of the Hennessey Venom F5, heir of the Venom GT, which has already been sold in sixteen of the 29 specimens provided. The new F5 will be an evolution of the GT, and then exploit the Lotus chassis and a modified twin-turbo 7.0-liter V8 engine resulted in about 1,400 hp, with a new single clutch gearbox with paddles on the steering wheel.
According to the latest rumors, the weight should not exceed 1,300 kg, bringing to propose a power / weight ratio enviable. As for performance, the Venom GT was able to reach 432 km / h top speed, but the F5 should be able to reach 464 km / h, thanks to an even more advanced aerodynamics and a significant reduction in Cx . The price should be higher than the GT, which is 1.2 million dollars.
Built based on the Lotus Exige, the Venom GT is equipped with a V8 7 liter LS9 supercharged by two turbochargers, is offered in 3 different levels of maximum power: 800 hp, 1000 hp and 1,244 hp at 6,600 rpm. The weight of the car is limited to 1,244 kg. This ensures the car (in the most powerful version) a power to weight ratio of 1.0 kg / hp, a very low figure. The transmission is a 6-speed Ricardo plc. In 2012 he also released the spyder version, weighed 10 kg and enhanced up to 1,244 hp, twin-turbo V8 same engine and the same maximum speed of 443 Km / h with a 0-100 in 2.7 seconds. The car would be able to cover the quarter mile in 9.92 seconds, with an output speed of 163 mph (260 km / h), and would reach 200 mph (321 km / h) in 14.51 seconds.
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