When you think of peak performance, you think of the best of the best, or the cream of the crop. Very little room, if not any is left for error, and every detail is carefully considered to ensure optimal results. Such a state is highly sought after in the car performance and tuner scene. But no other vehicle class has gotten it down to a science more than hypercars.
I mean, when designing a performance car that will have an MSRP of over a million dollars, there really is no excuse for a lack of ingenuity in designing a car that will bend what we think is possible for a production car to put down.
The purpose of todays post is to introduce you to something I think might impress you. If someone asked you what the fastest production car is current day, you’d probably name out the Bugatti Chiron (261 mph), the Hennessy Venom GT (270mph), or the Koenigsegg Agera RS (278mph). All of these having very impressive and respectable top speeds. But there may just be new player in the game which is projected to reach an entirely new milestone in the top speed for production cars world.
Just recently debuted at the 2017 SEMA car show, the Hennessy Venom F5 has some astonishing stats on paper. Certainly astonishing is its $1.6 million USD price tag. But what exactly do you get for such a price? Well, if it holds to what Hennessy claims, when in production the Venom F5 will shatter the previous top speed record with a top speed of 301 mph. Thats right, this bad boy now introduces us to the 300 mph club, a whole new division. All of the details can be found on their website (Here).
Hennessey Venom F5:
As listed on Hennessy’s site, the Venom F5 reaches 186 mph in under 10 seconds, and 249 mph in under 30. This is possible thanks to all of the beautiful curves and edges that you see on the vehicle. It has been designed with an extremely low drag coefficient allowing it to slice through the air. It also helps that this thing is powered by a monstrous 1,600 bhp Twin Turbo V8.
Production will be limited to just 24 models, making it fairly exclusive. It’s nice to see that there are companies striving to not just push out the same cars with slightly different designs and slap a million dollar price tag on them, but instead pushing the limits of what we consider possible. There are many restrictions that come along with producing a car for production that will be allowed on the streets, and for a company to do so and make it reach 300+ mph seems amazing to me. I can’t wait to see more of this car when they begin to ship out to their respective owners.
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