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autoviva2014-08-06 14:59:31

Hennessey unveils Venom GT successor

New Venom F5 will be officialy presented in 2015

The F5 designation of the new supercar derives from the F5 level, the highest on the Fujita scale which measures the intensity of tornados

With a name inspired on the hurricane level scale, HennesseyHennesseyHennesseyUnited States of America, 1992 > present2 models
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is already preparing the successor of the Venom GTVenom GTHennessey Venom GTUnited States of America, 2011 > present28 photos
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. After beatingthe speed record of the Bugatti Veyron Super SportVeyron Super SportBugatti Veyron Super SportGermany, 2010 > present7 photos
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at the John F. Kennedy Space Center by reaching 435km/h, the American brand is poised to raise the bar once again with the new Venom F5Venom F5Hennessey Venom F5United States of America, 2015 > present3 photos

The F5 designation of the new supercar derives from the F5 level, the highest on the Fujita scale which measures the intensity of tornados. Hennessey promises that the new model will sweep away all the competition.

The new model will be equipped with the same engine as the Venom GT. However, the 7.0 liter V8 engine will be reworked to increase the output to about 1400hp, about 40hp more than the superexclusive Koenigsegg One:1Agera One:1Koenigsegg Agera One:1Sweden, 2014 > present5 photos

Hennessey has set a bold goal for the development of Venom F5. The brand claims that the vehicle may reach a top speed of 467km/h, so as to pulverize the record top speed of a production car and to increase the distance to Bugatti.

In terms of performance the new Hennessey Venom F5 will reach the 300 km/h in 13.63 seconds and 322km/h in 14.51 seconds.

The Venom F5 will continue as the Venom GT to be based on the Lotus EliseElise Gen.2Lotus Elise Gen.2United Kingdom, 2002 > present21 versions
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. The rear-wheel drive vehicle, fitted with a sequential gearbox, should have a weight of less than 1300kg.

The new model will be officially unveiled in 2015 and will be available in the market in late 2016, one year ahead of the new model from BugattiBugattiBugattiFrance, 1909 > present41 models
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. Hennessey plans to produce 30 units of the new Venom, with each vehicle being sold for over a million euros.

Take a look at a gallery with the 10 fastest production cars in the world.

10. Pagani Huayra BC

In 2016 Pagani revealed a more powerful version of, the Huayra, the BC. The name derives from an ancient god of winds and correspondingly, the Huayra is expected to cut the air at speeds above 370 km/h. The super car is powered by a Mercedes-Benz AMG 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine. The engine has a power output of 750 HP and produces torque of 1000 Nm.

9. McLaren F1

Everything is super in this car: the top speed, the driving experience and the design. The top speed of the F1 was record breaking for a production car when it was debuted. Reaching 386.7 km/h, the F1 remained until 2009 the fastest production car, only being topped by cars with turbocharged engine. The powerful engine took the Mclaren F1 to the first place at Le Mans when the car was debuted in 1995.

8. Koenigsegg CCR

In 2005 the Koenigsegg CCR hit the 389km/h mark at the Italian Nardo circuit. It features a modified Ford 4.6-litre V8 that produces 806hp 

7. Saleen S7

The Saleen S7 is a hand-built, high-performance supercar and seventh on our list of fastest prduction cars. Its twin-turbo engine pushes it to 399 km/h and the V8 power unit delivers 750 hp.

6. Koenigsegg Regera

Koenigsegg's most recent hypercar joins the list in sixth place with a top speed of 399km/h. Its' power comes from a hybrid powertrain containing a twin-turbo, 5.0-litre V8 and three electric motors, which combine to produce more than 1500hp

5. SSC Ultimate Aero

The 2006 Ultimate Aero broke the record for the fastest production car in the world and with a recorded speed of 412.28 km/h remained so until it was beaten by the Veyron in 2010. The engine used in the supercar is a V8 6.3-litre engine with an output of 1061 hp and 1113 Nm of torque.

4. Bugatti Chiron

With a limited top speed of 420km/h, the new Bugatti Chiron joins the fastest production car list in fourth place. But keep an eye on it because top speed is limited, so it can go even faster in future versions

3. Hennessey Venom GT

The Hennessey Venom GT was introduced in 2010 and is based on a Lotus Elise. Production is limited to 5 units. Powered by a supercharged 6.2l V8 engine, it has a power output of 725hp. In 2013 the car reached a tested maximum speed of 427.7 km/h making it the fastest production car in the world.

2. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

The Super Sport Veyron was the result of customer requests and is with 431.072 km/h the world's fastest street-legal car to date. The engineers at Bugatti came up with a car delivering a power output of 1,200-hp (882 kW) and maximum torque of 1500 Nm

1. Koenigsegg Agera RS

Koenigsegg Agera RS is from November 2017 the new leader of this list. The Swedish supercar broke the speed record for a production car after recording a two-way average speed of 447km/h






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