Hennessey has revealed more details about its new Venom F5 hypercar, namely regarding its bonkers powertrain.
Making its public debut at 'The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering' at Monterey Car Week in California, the Venom F5 features a 7.6-litre twin-turbo V8 making "more than" 1600bhp (1192kW) of power at 7200rpm, and 1300lb-ft (1762Nm) of torque at 4400rpm.
The firm is still yet to disclose a 0-60mph or 0-100km/h time, though the Venom F5 is claimed to be capable of roaring from 0-186mph (0-299kmh) in under 10 seconds, and do 0-249mph (0-401km/h) in less than 30 seconds.
Hennessey is also chasing a new production car top speed record, claiming the Venom F5 will hit 301mph (484km/h) flat out – the current record holder is the Koenigsegg Agera RS, which achieved a verified 457km/h last November. SSC might have something to say about that, given it's also chasing more than 480km/h with the Tuatara.
The company has worked closely with Shell and Pennzoil to create the monster powerplant, which features a billet aluminium machined engine block, steel cylinder sleeves, precision ball bearing twin turbos with billet compressor wheels, stainless steel turbo headers and a dry-sump oiling system.
Just 24 examples of the Venom F5 will be produced, and the company says 15 have already been accounted for.
Pricing for the all-American hypercar kicks off at US$1.6 million ($2.18 million), which is a relative steal when you compare that to the €5 million ($7.8 million) asking price of the Bugatti Divo.