The super car market has long utilised stainless steel components for their strength and reliability.
Custom machined stainless steel parts are often made to squeeze that last couple of horses out of engine performance. The same appears to have remained true with Hennessey’s last extreme sports car.
Hennessey Performance is a Texan car tuning company renowned for cranking out insane levels of horsepower from a wide range of makes and models of vehicle. Their most recent, and arguably most ambitious project is the Venom F5, first released in 2017, which was designed as a successor to the Hennessey Venom GT.
Whilst development has been ongoing, Hennessey has recently achieved an incredible new level of performance. The Venom F5’s engine, which is formed around a 6.6 litre V8 with twin turbo chargers is set to produce a record breaking 1,817 horsepower (1,354 kilowatts) and 1,193 lb/ft (1,617 Newton-meters) of torque.
The engine is a superb example of high tech over-engineering utilising a state of the art aluminium intake manifold, and stainless steel shaft-mounted rocker arms amongst other customised stainless steel parts designed to take the extreme pressures from such a powerful engine.
The Venom F5 weighs in at a feather-weight 3,000 pounds (1,360 kilograms), and is shaping up put Bugatti’s top speed record under pressure. Hennessey's long term ambition is to break the 300mph barrier – and such a high powered engine combined with such low body weight puts them is a good position to attempt it during testing later this year.
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