Hennessey has done it again, this time with their 6.6-liter twin-turbo’d V-8 putting out 1,817 horsepower and 1,193 lb-feet of torque. The “Fury” V-8 actually makes its peak horsepower at 8,000 rpm and peak torque at around 6000rpm. The engine itself is almost overbuilt in a good way. With a forged steel block, forged pistons with billet steel rods, a billet steel crankshaft, and high-flow aluminum heads with titanium intake valves and Inconel exhaust valves.
The little car company from Sealy Texas known for taking high performance cars and transforming them into borderline super cars have developed one of the most viscous engines to go ever into a production car–the Venom F5.
“We exceeded our target horsepower number. Actually, we blew our target number out of the water by delivering over 1,800 horsepower,” said company founder and CEO, John Hennessey, in Tuesday’s Fury announcement.
Those familiar with Hennessey have seen the F5’s predecessor the Venom GT scorch world records and put the good ‘ol USA back on the map when it comes to hyper-cars. So it’s only fitting that their new flagship vehicle is bigger,faster,stronger. Everything about the new F5 adds to its allure, even its name is a reference to an F5 Tornado–soo yeah, we expect it to be fast.
“This is a very important milestone in the building of our all new Venom F5,” said Hennessey. “With over 1800 bhp and a curb weight of less than 3000 pounds, the Venom F5 will offer the best power-to-weight ratio on the market. We plan to begin testing our first car later this year.”