We’ve heard from Hennessey Performance for some time that the Venom F5 was going to be bonkers, but now that official engine specs have been revealed it’s still shocking. With 1,817 horsepower and 1,193 lb.-ft. of torque on tap, calling the car extreme is erring on the side of caution.
Not only is the engine powerful, it has a nice, broad power band. From 2,000 to 8,000 rpm there’s over 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s not hard to see why the company nicknamed the V-8 “Fury.”
Hennessey used LS architecture to create the 6.6-liter V-8. Numerous internals are lightweight, like the crankshaft, pistons, connecting rods, and even the block. To that it adds two Precision ball bearing turbos sitting in 3D-pinted titanium housings. A unique intake manifold locates the intercooler between the plenum and cylinder heads, making for a unique design. As the charge air flows into the cylinders, inlet air temperatures from the turbos drops dramatically.
John Hennessey revealed the result actually pushed way beyond the target horsepower figure the company had set. The Venom F5 has a curb weight of under 3,000 pounds, so the combination will be explosive. We have a little bit of a wait before seeing just how capable the car is, but there’s little doubt about it breaking some records at this point.