Hennessey has used the Monterey Car Week to uncover the engine that will drive Venom F5.
Since the company has previously said that the F5 aims to be the "first road car capable of reaching more than 300 km / h)," it needs a massive engine with high performance numbers. This is exactly what was discovered today, as the engine is a twin-turbo 7.6-liter V8 capable of producing more than 1
To put these figures in perspective, the Bugatti Divo has a quad turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine that produces 1.479 hp (1,103 kW / 1,500 PS) and – presumably – 1,180 lb-ft (1600 Nm) torque. However, the special car will be limited to 236 km / h.
Coming back to the Venom F5, the engine is made of a ticket aluminum block and also has cylinder sleeves as a 9.3: 1 compression ratio. The engine also has two turbochargers with stainless steel heads and ticket compressor wheels.
The company did not say much about the engine, but John Hennessey stated that they "feel confident" about setting new posts in 2019. HSV also confirmed that 15 of the 24 F5s have already been talked about.
It remains to be seen if the car can actually beat its performance goals, but Hennessey has previously said that the F5 will weigh 2,950 kg (1,338 kg) and be able to accelerate from 0-186 mph (0-300 km / h) in less than 10 seconds. Dashet to 249 mph (400 km / h) is slow to take less than 30 seconds, and the mark at 300 mph (482 km / h) is expected to arrive shortly thereafter.
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