The long-awaited hypercar, Hennessey Venom F5 made by US manufacturer, is getting closer to its launch. The company revealed that Hennesey Venom F5 now uses a chassis made from carbon fiber, so it is very light and strong.
Hennesey claims a torsional rigidity of 52,000 Nm per degree (38,353 lb-ft torque per degree), this shows that this chassis is superior to the Bugatti Chiron chassis which is only 50,000 Nm per degree. Meanwhile, Hennessey said that the total weight of the chassis is only 86 kg (190 lbs).
“Our all-new carbon fiber chassis is an engineering marvel, and to see it in person is like looking at a piece of artwork. It’s like a piece of automotive jewelry that’s built to run 500+ km/h,” said the company’s founder and CEO, John Hennessey.
By using a lightweight and strong chassis, this car will be fitted with a 6.6L twin-turbo V8 engine. The twin-turbo V8 engine is combined with a high-flow wastegate, blow-off valve, fuel injector (2 per cylinder). There are also stainless headers, turbo steel downpipes, catalytic converters, and titanium exhaust systems. Therefore, it is also claimed that this hypercar is capable of releasing 1,817 hp of power and 1,617 Nm of torque.
Hennessey has not released data on the performance of the car’s engine. But the goal is to become the world’s fastest serial production vehicle and to exceed the 500 km/h limit, thus beating the current record holder Bugatti Chiron.