Hennessey Rolls Out the 1,817-HP Revolution-Spec Venom F5 Hypercar

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First breaking cover in 2017 as a concept before being revealed in its final production form in late 2020, the Hennessey Venom F5 currently stands as one of the most powerful, most capable, and fastest production cars ever built— with the carbon monocoque-framed American-made hypercar being capable of clocking speeds of just over 310mph. Despite already offering world-class performance capabilities, the speed and power-obsessed team over at Hennessey Performance Engineering has now returned to the drawing board to churn out a limited run of an even more high-performance, track-focused variant of the car known as the Hennessey Venom F5 Revolution. 

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Taking its name from the highest and most extreme category/ranking on the Fujita tornado scale, this new race-spec version of the F5 has been comprehensively re-engineered in an effort to bolster agility, handling, and downforce. This latter area is owed to an all carbon fiber body with a revised aero kit that, alongside a larger carbon front splitter and a new rear diffuser setup, also features a newly-designed carbon rear wing that generates over 800lbs of downforce at 186mph — or more than 1,400lbs at speeds of 249mph. Weighing less than 3,000lbs, the Venom F5 Revolution also draws inspiration from fighter jets, with the hypercar utilizing a liberal amount of aviation and aerospace-grade constructions and sporting a yoke-style steering wheel. 

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Powering the Revolution-spec F5 is a twin-turbocharged, 6.6-liter, ‘Fury’ V8 engine that spins at up to 8,000rpm and cranks out a wildly-impressive 1,817hp and 1,192ft-lbs of torque. Mated to an automated single-clutch gearbox that’s been calibrated specifically for competition use, the hypercar’s mid-mounted engine sends power to the vehicle’s rear wheels. Other novel additions to the new F5 include updated digital track telemetry, an all-new ten-arm HPE wheel design, completely re-tuned suspension, upgraded fade-free carbon-ceramic brakes with multi-piston calipers, carbon Le Mans-style mirrors, and a centrally-mounted carbon fiber McLaren F1-style roof scoop. 

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Slated to make its official public debut next week at the Miami Motorcar Cavalcade Concours d’Elegance, the 2024 Hennessey Venom F5 Revolution Coupe Hypercar has been priced at $2,700,000. Like the original Venom F5, the new Revolution-spec model will be restricted to only 24 units worldwide.