Now watch the Hennessey Venom F5 hit 402kmh+ on a runway
You’ve seen it nearly rattle itself free from a dyno, and then shoot flames from its quad exhausts. Now it’s time to watch Hennessey’s Venom F5 have a brief dalliance with the concept of ‘250mph’ (402kmh).
In this latest episode, John Hennessey’s incoming 1,792bhp land-based missile does some high-speed stability tests at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds in Florida. Which means engaging the fabled ‘F5’ mode that allows the car to go very, very fast.
And from the brief flash we see here, it looks… stable, right? Certainly sounds stable, that tuned LS3 – all 6.6-litres of twin-turbo V8 ‘fury’ – providing a lovely backdrop.
Hennessey is keen to stress that this is not a top speed test, because you’ll remember the car’s top speed is projected at 311mph (500kmh). Instead, it’s “one of many tests conducted by the Hennessey engineering team to evaluate high-speed stability and vehicle dynamics”.
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