Witness The Hennessey Venom F5's Furious 1800bhp V8 Being Dyno Tested

Hennessey has released dyno testing footage of the V8 which will power its 300mph F5 hypercar
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Want to hear the sound of 1792bhp being explosively developed at 8000rpm? Click the play button above. Preferably after plugging in some headphones.

The noise you’re hearing is generated from a General Motors LS V8, heavily modified by Texan tuner Hennessey. Although perhaps ‘heavily modified’ doesn’t quite cut it - little is carried over other than the basic architecture.

The F5 hypercar’s engine uses a custom block, along with new pistons, connecting rods and a fresh crankshaft. An unusual intake manifold meanwhile positions the intercooler between the plenum and the high-flow cylinder heads. This reduces the temperature of the air exiting the turbochargers before it goes into the combustion chamber, which means more air density and a better bang.

Witness The Hennessey Venom F5's Furious 1800bhp V8 Being Dyno Tested

The two ball bearing turbochargers, by the way, have 3D-printed compressor housings. They’re cranked up to 23 psi, helping the 6.6-litre V8 achieve that ridiculous, near-2000bhp output, along with 1193lb ft of torque.

What you have to bear in mind, is this colossus of an engine will be propelling a car that Hennessey claims will weigh less than 1400kg. Raw speed will not be a problem for this car.

The F5 may have been beaten by the Chiron Super Sport in the race to 300mph when it hit 304mph at Ehra-Lessien, but we wouldn’t want to bet against Hennessey’s creation going even quicker.



The noise of that engine…

10/08/2019 - 14:08 |
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What kind of petrol is this?

10/08/2019 - 15:15 |
3 | 0

Thats American freedom fuel they are running it on!

10/08/2019 - 17:20 |
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Bald eagles

10/09/2019 - 14:04 |
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Thomas Jackson 1

Bring the record back to America Hennessey 💪💪💪

10/08/2019 - 15:28 |
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It’ll be an unofficial record if they do like last time with the Venom vs Veyron SS, they don’t make enough homologated cars to qualify for the official record

10/09/2019 - 11:50 |
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Robert Gracie

It sounds as if Hennessey have harnessed a Demon to power their car……that is what it sounds like to me

10/08/2019 - 15:37 |
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No, they borrowed the Demon that Dodge enslaved…

10/09/2019 - 23:27 |
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Gray 1

Hennessy for cars is like cocaine+monster energy for humans

10/08/2019 - 17:55 |
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Be warned they might remove 1/4 of the car before they give it to you
and replace the proper turbos with eBay turbos.

10/08/2019 - 20:27 |
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James 25

This is what we should be putting our efforts into. Not this gimmicky electric crap which just isn’t the answer. End of.

10/09/2019 - 15:01 |
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Of course pump billions of dollars from all car makers into a 100 year old technology u rly cant think ahead. Just because its crap for you dosn’t mean its crap for everyone and your right the current battery model isnt the future but ICE is neither the future.

i realised that everyone wants this future thingy.

10/09/2019 - 15:54 |
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  • How much camera shaking do you want?
  • Yes.
10/10/2019 - 22:38 |
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