FIRST DRIVE: Hennessey Venom F5 - World’s Maddest Hypercar? 1817bhp 300mph+ Bugatti Rival | Top Gear

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Published on 25 May 2022, 17:00
Say hello to John Hennessey's baby: a love letter to excess horsepower, but not in the form of a tuned truck or muscle car. This is the Hennessey Venom F5, an entirely bespoke extreme-engined hypercar capable of speeds in excess of 300mph. Powering it is an engine appropriately named 'Fury', a whopping 6.6-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 1817bhp. Weighing only 1360kg, the F5 is only 30kg heavier than a Ferrari F8 Tributo but with 1000bhp more. That equals some impressive performance figures: 0-62mph in 2.6s, 0-124mph in 4.7s, and an insane 0-250mph in 15.5s - that's nearly twice as fast as a Bugatti Chiron... Right, enough comparisons, time to strap Top Gear Magazine's Jack Rix to this rocket to see how it drives.

0:00-0:58 Intro
0:59-1:39 Numbers
1:40-4:15 First Launch
4:16-7:14 Rundown
7:15-8:41 Road Test
8:42-9:52 Interior
9:53-10:54 Gearbox
10:55-11:39 Steering
11:40-11:56 Ride Comfort
11:57-11:38 Usability
11:39-14:06 In Town Driving
14:07-16:17 Outro

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