Here's How The Hennessey Venom F5 Will Get To 300 MPH


And break Koenigsegg Agera RS's 284 mph record top speed.

We’ve seen the claimed specs and cool photos of the Hennessey Venom F5. Don’t get us wrong, without photos you’ve got nothing. But the fact of the matter is that Hennessey has a goal of building the fastest production car in the world, a title recently taken by the Koenigsegg Agera RS. Hennessey claims the Venom F5 will be able to make 300 mph, compared to the Agera RS’s 284 mph. This is no doubt impressive, but how is it possible, physics and engineering wise, for a street legal car to make 300 mph without, for example, its tires overheating?

There are many issues at hand, most of which are discussed in this latest episode of Engineering Explained. We hope you like math. Lots of it. This seven-minute tutorial is full of numbers, formulas, and graphs.

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Jason Fenske does his best to explain it in layman’s terms, but don’t kick yourself too hard if you need to re-watch the video again for a better understanding. In short, there are several vital factors that Hennessey will need to master, such as making enough horsepower and using the right tires. So, yes, 300 mph is possible, but it’s not easy.