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Hennessey Venom F5 Engine Delivers 1817 Horsepower

Hennessey Venom F5 Engine Delivers 1817 Horsepower

A Texas-Built Twin Turbo V8 Engine Named “FURY”

Sealy. Texas– After an extensive engineering and development phase, the Hennessey team has done it again. The company’s all new Venom F5 engine produces an astounding 1817 horsepower and 1193 lb-ft of torque. Based on the classic American V8 / LS architecture, the Hennessey V8 engine uses a combination of high-tech, light weight engine components (crankshaft, pistons, connecting rods & custom engine block) that combine for 6.6L of displacement. Combined with a pair of Precision ball bearing twin turbochargers with 3D printed titanium compressor housings, the Venom F5 engine delivers over 1800 bhp at 8000 rpm!

“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. “The F5 engine has a very broad power band with over 1,000 lb-ft of torque available from 2,000 to 8,000 rpm. Give it the full throttle and it’s the most furious engine that we have ever built. Thus, we gave our F5 engine a special name: “Fury.”

“Fury” also incorporates a unique Venom F5 intake manifold design which places the intercooler between the plenum and cylinder heads. This unique design allows the inlet air temperatures coming out of the turbos to be greatly reduced before the charge air goes into the combustion chamber, thus resulting in greater air density and greater overall power efficiency. Rounding out the engine package, “Fury” has a multi-stage dry sump oiling system that keeps Pennzoil 10w60 synthetic motor oil flowing through the heart of the beast at all times and at its 8000 rpm redline.

“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 lbs, 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.”

Hennessey Venom F5 V8 Engine Specifications:

• Power: 1817 bhp @ 8,000 rpm
• Torque: 1,193 lb-ft @ 5,500 rpm
• Redline: 8,200 rpm
• Displacement 6.6 liter (400 CID)
• Bore: 4.125 in.
• Stroke: 3.750 in.
• Billet aluminum intake manifold with integrated air to water intercooler system
• Forged aluminum pistons (10.0:1 compression ratio) with steel extreme duty wrist pins
• Forged steel light weight H-bean connecting rods
• Extreme duty forged steel connecting rod bolts
• Light weight extreme duty billet steel crankshaft
• Forged steel V8 engine block with billet main caps, increased cylinder wall & deck thickness & 6 bolts per cylinder
• High-flow aluminum cylinder heads with canted titanium intake valves
• Inconel exhaust valves with dual valve springs
• Extreme duty billet steel hydraulic roller camshaft
• Extreme duty hydraulic roller lifters
• Extreme duty billet steel pushrods
• Extreme duty stainless steel shaft mounted rocker arms
• Dailey Engineering 4 Stage billet dry sump oiling system
• Dailey Engineering Billet CNC aluminum oil pan
• Precision ball bearing twin turbochargers (76 mm billet aluminum
compressor wheels) rated at 1,350 bhp per turbo, making 23 psi boost pressure at 1,817 bhp
• 3D printed titanium turbo compressor housings
• High-flow twin turbo wastegates
• High-flow twin turbo blow-off valves
• High-flow billet aluminum 90 mm dual throttle bodies
• High-flow fuel injectors, 2 per cylinder
• High-flow stainless steel twin turbo headers with 1 7/8 in. primary
tubes
• High-flow stainless steel 3.0 in. twin turbo downpipes
• High-flow catalytic converters
• High-flow 3.5 titanium exhaust system

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CBS – Automakers race to reach a first: A production car that can hit 300 mph

Automakers race to reach a first: A production car that can hit 300 mph

Hennessey Performance Engineering is known for turning hot cars into super cars. One of its most popular cars, a modified Camaro called the Exorcist, goes from zero to sixty in less than three seconds and can reach a top speed of 217 mph. That’s not even their fastest model. Continue reading CBS’ article on their website.

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Hennessey Special Vehicles Names John Heinricy as Venom F5 Chief Engineer

HENNESSEY SPECIAL VEHICLES NAMES
JOHN HEINRICY AS VENOM F5 CHIEF ENGINEER

Sealy, Texas (December 18, 2018)Hennessey Special Vehicles, builders of the famed Venom GT and the upcoming Venom F5, is proud to announce it has hired the legendary John Heinricy as the full-time chief engineer for the Venom F5 program.

Heinricy has been a consultant on the program since its inception and previously consulted on Hennessey’s Venom GT program, working hand in hand with Hennessey on chassis, suspension and vehicle dynamics for the vehicle, in addition to high-speed aerodynamic testing, which led to its Guinness World Record for the fastest road legal car from 0–186 mph. Heinricy has been a consultant and test driver for Hennessey since 2010. He is now a full-time member of the Hennessey team focused on development, testing and production of the Venom F5 including its target top speed of 300 mph.

In addition to being an American legend in the motorsports and automotive industries, Heinricy spent 38 years as an engineer and executive at General Motors. He retired as the head of GM Performance Division and is also well known for being a very successful race car driver, including 15 SCCA national championships. In fact, John has more than 1,000 laps at the Nurburgring under his belt as well as being the first person to complete a sub-8-minute lap of the Nordschliefe in a production 4-door sedan. All of this has led to Heinricy earning the nickname “Heinrocket.”

“We are absolutely thrilled to have John Heinricy leading our engineering team on our Venom F5 program,” said John Hennessey. “His experience as an automotive engineer / OEM executive and racer / test driver make him uniquely qualified to be our chief engineer and to ultimately break the 300 mph barrier.”

John Heinricy - Chief Engineer Venom F5

John Heinricy and John Hennessey - Venom F5


John Heinricy and Venom GT


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Hennessey Unveils Venom F5 Engine Details At The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering

Hennessey Venom F5 Engine

Hennessey Unveils Venom F5 Engine Details At The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering

Shell and Pennzoil to Power and Protect Hennessey Special Vehicles Powerhouse

 

Pebble BeachShell and Pennzoil teamed up with Hennessey Special Vehicles to bring the Hennessey Venom F5 to The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, to unveil much sought-after engine details since its first industry introduction last fall.

“We think the engine details shared at The Quail are of major interest to all those who have been following the progress of the Venom F5,” said John Hennessey. “With a custom-built Hennessey 7.6 Liter Twin Turbo V8 engine capable of achieving more than 1600 bhp at 7,200 rpm (24 psi boost pressure) and Shell and Pennzoil powering and protecting this powerhouse, we’re feeling confident in our quest to set new records in 2019.”

In addition to the ample horsepower available to the Venom F5, the hypercar’s engine is a billet aluminum machined engine block with steel cylinder sleeves that will continue to push the envelope with 1,300 lb-ft torque @ 4,400 rpm, a 9.3:1 compression ratio, and features precision ball bearing twin turbos with billet compressor wheels, stainless steel turbo headers, and a dry sump oiling system.

For nearly five years, Shell and Pennzoil have been working with Hennessey founder and CEO, John Hennessey, to power and protect his coveted asphalt-eating power machines. More than two years ago, they joined up to co-engineer a vehicle that is on pace to re-write the industry record books: the Venom F5. This extreme hypercar has been designed and built with the goal of being the fastest car on earth.

“Our relationship with John and the Hennessey Special Vehicles team is mutually rewarding. Our products are tested to their performance limits in the new engine designed especially for Venom F5 and will help the Hennessey team to break more records. This extreme performance testbed allows Shell to progress our own innovations as we support this hypercar in its move to next level status,’’ said Carlos Maurer, president, Shell Lubricants Americas.

The Venom F5’s bespoke design and chassis will also help achieve even greater performance through improved aerodynamics and technology. Hennessey will rely on Pennzoil Platinum 10W-60 Full Synthetic motor oil and Shell V-Power® NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline to protect and power the Venom F5 across any finish line.

Out of the 24 vehicles that will be built, there have already been 15 confirmed orders.

Venom F5 Engine Details

Venom F5 Engine Details

Venom F5 Engine Details

Venom F5 Engine Details

Venom F5 Engine Details

Venom F5 Engine Details

Venom F5 Engine Details

Venom F5 Engine Details

Venom F5 Engine Details

Venom F5 Engine Details

Venom F5 Engine Details

Venom F5 Engine Details

Venom F5 Engine Details

Venom F5 Engine Details

Venom F5 Engine Details

Venom F5 Engine Details

Venom F5 Engine Details

Venom F5 Engine Details

Venom F5 Engine Details

Venom F5 Engine Details

Venom F5 Engine Details

Venom F5 Engine Details

Venom F5 Engine Details

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Catching Up With John Hennessey – Automobile Mag

 

Automobile Mag: Catching Up With John Hennessey

It’s a nice, round number, 300, John Hennessey’s goal for the top speed in miles per hour for his new supercar, the Venom F5. In the works for about half a decade, the Hennessey Venom F5 will come with a bespoke 8.0-liter twin-turbo V-8, rated 1,600 hp and 1,300 pound-feet of torque. Hennessey Performance claims a 0.33 coefficient of drag and weight of less than 3,000 pounds, and the chassis features traction control, adjustable suspension, and a carbon-fiber tub, though no active aero. Continue reading Automobile Mag’s article on their website.