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The Venom F5 Hypercar is Set to Be the Fastest Road Car on Earth

 - Mar 12, 2018
References: hennesseyperformance & cnet
The new Henessey Venom F5 hypercar was designed and built with the simple goal of being the fastest road car ever made. The new Henessey hypercar was first debuted at the 2017 SEMA aftermarket trade show, but a recent showing at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show has reaffirmed the performance of the car and why it may be the fastest car on earth. The new F5 features a lightweight carbon fiber construction that brings the weight of the down to below 3,000 pounds. This lightweight construction is coupled with low-drag bodywork that helps the vehicle reach lofty speeds.

Powering the Venom F5 hypercar is a new 7.4-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine, producing over 1,600 horsepower and about 1,300 pound-feet of torque. The vehicle is powered from the rear wheels and features a seven-speed, single-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The vehicle has been reported to top out at 301 mph and is set to compete against the Bugatti Chiron Sport for the title of fastest road-legal car.