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Official: Hennessey Venom F5 Has Over 1,800 HP On Tap

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That's right, the Venom F5 is more powerful than the 300-mph Bugatti Chiron Super Sport.

The Hennessey Venom F5 has been in development for a long time now. It's been nearly two years since a prototype of the 300-mph hypercar was revealed, and now Hennessey is finally ready to confirm how much power the Venom F5 produces. While we already knew the hypercar's V8 can produce over 1,600 horsepower, Hennessey has confirmed the Venom F5 engine produces 1,817 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 1,193 lb-ft of torque at 5,500 rpm.

Yes, that means the Venom F5 is even more powerful than the 1,600-hp Bugatti Chiron Super Sport that broke the 300-mph barrier. Performance figures haven't been revealed yet, but Hennessey is confident the Venom F5 will beat Bugatti's top speed record.

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All that power is produced by a 6.6-liter V8 engine Hennessey has aptly named "Fury" that combines high-tech, lightweight engine components with a pair of Precision ball bearing twin turbochargers and 3D printed titanium compressor housings.

"We exceeded our target horsepower number. Actually, we blew our target number out of the water by delivering over 1,800 horsepower," said company founder and CEO, John Hennessey. "The F5 engine has a very broad power band with over 1,000 lb-ft of torque available from 2,000 to 8,000 rpm. Give it the full throttle and it's the most furious engine that we have ever built. Thus, we gave our F5 engine a special name: 'Fury.'"

Top View via Hennessey Performance
Top View via Hennessey Performance
via Hennessey Performance

The Venom F5's V8 also incorporates a unique intake manifold design that places the intercooler between the plenum and cylinder heads, allowing the inlet air temperatures coming out of the turbos to be greatly reduced before the charge air goes into the combustion chamber. This results in greater air density and greater overall power efficiency, according to Hennessey. There's also a multi-stage dry sump oil system.

With over 1,800 hp and a curb weight of less than 3,000 pounds, Hennessey claims the Venom F5 will offer "the best power to weight ratio on the market". Testing of this extraordinary hypercar will begin later this year.

via Hennessey Performance
via Hennessey Performance
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via Hennessey Performance
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