The Hennessey Venom F5 has been revealed, with a price tag of £1.2 million and a top speed projected by the company to exceed 300mph.
The power to get it to this headline-grabbing top speed comes from a twin-turbocharged V8, producing in excess of 1600bhp. Hennessey aims for the F5, which is named after the most powerful storm on the Fujita scale, to be the fastest road car yet made.
Weighing in at 1338kg, which is little more than a Ford Fiesta, the Hennessey uses carbonfibre for the entirety of the Venom’s aerodynamic body, which has a drag coefficient of 0.33.
Unlike previous models, which have been based on the Lotus Exige, Hennessey developed and built the car in-house from the ground up, including the engine, chassis and body. A paddle shift, single-clutch seven-speed gearbox is used, and the car is rear-wheel drive.
No 0-62mph time has been revealed, but 0-186mph (300kph) will come in less than 10sec, and the company plans to break the 0-400kph-0 record comfortably, predicting a time of under 30sec. This would mean smashing Bugatti's time of just under 42sec, and Koenigsegg's subsequent time of 36.44sec.
Just 24 F5s will be made, at a price of £1.2 million each, before optional extras. The car’s full reveal will happen later today at the SEMA show, currently taking place in Las Vegas.