Hennessey has been working on a car named Venom F5, able of developing 466 kilometres per hour. At the beginning of 2014 in Florida, Hennessey Venom GT achieved a speed of 435.31 mph, and with that, it unofficially became the fastest production car that can legally be driven on public roads.
Now the company has announced a model Venom F5 that will allegedly exceed the speed with 30km per hour more than Venom GT and will finally officially earn the title of the world’s fastest car.
Although Venom GT exceeded the speed of its biggest rival Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which in 2010 reached a speed of 431.072 miles per hour, the record has not received an official confirmation yet.
The reason is that the Venom GT achieved that speed in only one direction, and to enter the Guinness Book of Records, the vehicle needs to repeat driving along the same path but in the opposite direction. After, the average speed of the two biggest rides is calculated.
Moreover, Venom GT does not meet the criteria for samples produced, because to compete for the fastest production car, at least 30 samples need to be produced in. However, Hennessey produces 29 models of car.
Meanwhile, the American manufacturer gets to work, and now they announce that they prepare Venom F5 model that can achieve a maximum speed of 466 kilometres per hour. To succeed in this, the existing 7.0 liter V8 twin-turbo engine that is built into Venom GT will be modified to develop 1,400 horsepower.
Regarding the Venom GT, the new model will have improved aerodynamics, and the weight should be around 1,300 pounds. The presentation of Venom F5 is scheduled for 2015, and sales will start in 2016. The plan is to produce 30 samples, and a car would be worth $1.2 million.
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