HennesseyVenom F5

Hennessey Venom F5: American muscle aiming for 500km/h (310mph)

Is the Bugatti Chiron too Louis Vuitton? The Hennessey Venom F5 is the American (and slightly British) answer to Europe’s best.

The Venom F5 has a midmounted 6.6L twin-turbo V8 with 1355kW (1817hp) and 1617Nm (1193 lb-ft), a 7-speed semi-automatic transmission, and RWD.

Hennessey claims it will have a 0-100km/h time of under 3s, and a top speed of 500km/h (311mph). It will verify this over two runs using Vbox equipment and personnel.

The lightweight F5 has a carbonfiber body, and has a limited production run of 24 cars with the price starting from US$2.1 million. It will be available around the world in LHD and RHD.