Hennessey went to the mattresses with its Venom F5 roadster (aka the “world’s fastest convertible”) and now has dug even deeper for its new track-only Venom F5 Revolution coupe. The recently unveiled Venom F5 Revolution is based on Hennessey’s road-going Venom F5 coupe, but the track-only sibling has reworked aerodynamics, suspension, engine cooling and digital telemetry. To enhance on-track performance, Hennessey’s engineers focused on weight reduction to keep the Venom F5 Revolution below 3,000 pounds. Like previous incarnations of the Venom F5, the Revolution is powered by an 1,817 horsepower twin-turbocharged, 6.6-liter “Fury” V8 engine. The engine is paired with an automated single-clutch gearbox that sends power to the rear wheels.
The prominent full-width rear-mounted carbon fiber wing is adjustable and features end plates designed to stop high-pressure air on top of the wing from spilling underneath, which increases downforce without extending the width of the wing. At 186 mph, the rear wing provides more than 800 pounds of downforce, and over 1,400 pounds of downforce is available at 249 mph.
“From the outset, we designed the Venom F5 hypercar to be ultra-light and monstrously powerful, with dynamics to match,” says John ‘Heinrocket’ Heinricy, chief engineer. “So, taking these ingredients and adding track-focused aerodynamics, suspension, and gearing, enabled us to create a machine that is the ultimate visceral and emotional driving experience.”
The Venom F5 Revolution has a double-wishbone suspension with adjustable dampers. It rides on forged alloy wheels with a larger contact patch for improved cornering grip, and braking is provided by carbon-ceramic brakes with muti-piston calipers. To keep track of lap times, a digital on-board track telemetry system capable of measuring lap times, splits and cornering G-forces is available.
Do you want your very own Venom F5 Revolution? The first step is to apply and, if you are selected to buy one of the 24 examples, it’ll set you back $2.7 million.
“The new Venom F5 Revolution Coupe combines our outstanding 1,817 bhp V8 ‘Fury’ combustion engine with our lightest and most capable chassis,” says John Hennessey, company founder and CEO. “The hypercar, which is astoundingly fast, is at home on a racing circuit where utmost handling is paramount – it offers the nimbleness of a fighter jet, yet with a powerplant like a Saturn V rocket!”