Over 1193kW, and a total of 1763Nm. Those are the claimed figures behind the 7.6-litre twin-turbo V8 mounted in the Hennessey Venom F5.
And it’ll need each and every one of those kiloWatts and Newton metres if it’s to achieve its goal of becoming the fastest car on the planet.
Announced at the Pebble Beach celebrations during Monterey Car Week, the details of the Hennessey-built engine are rather impressive.
The billet aluminium dry-sumped block utilises steel cylinder sleeves allowing the custom engine to achieve its 1193kW/1763Nm magic numbers, at 7200rpm and 4400rpm respectively.
Ball bearing twin turbos with billet compressor wheels force air into the engine at 24psi, helped by stainless steel headers.
A 7-speed single clutch transmission will power the rear wheels, with the driver able to intervene with paddle shifters.
Hennessey estimates the Venom will weight 1338kg, allowing it to hit 300km/h in less than 10 seconds, and top over 482km/h. It’ll achieve this, Hennessey hopes, in part thanks to its drag coefficient of 0.33 – on par with the Koenigsegg Agera.
“We think the engine details shared at The Quail are of major interest to all those who have been following the progress of the Venom F5,” says Hennessey.
“With a custom-built Hennessey 7.6-litre twin-turbo V8 engine capable of achieving more than 1600bhp at 7200rpm (1193kW in metric), and Shell and Pennzoil powering and protecting this powerhouse, we’re feeling confident in our quest to set new records in 2019.”
Of the 24 examples planned, Hennessey says there are already 15 units spoken for, at a base price of USD$1.6 million (AUD$2.18, as directly converted).
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