Unlike the two Bugattis though the Venom F5 uses rear-wheel drive, via a single-clutch automated seven-speed manual. Without all-wheel drive and a heavy dual-clutch transmission the Venom F5 is able to tread very lightly on the road, with a kerb weight of just 1338kg.
The Venom F5’s predecessor, the Venom GT, had an insane 1,244 bhp on tap and hit a record-breaking-kind-of top speed of 270.49 miles per hour.
Hennessey claims the Venom F5 will go from 0-186 mph in under 10 seconds, and 0-249-0 mph will happen in under 30 seconds. Those are world-beating suggested performance figures, though Hennessey still needs to validate them. The 301 mph top speed achievement will be incredibly significant if the company figures out a tire capable of withstanding the forces.
Thanks to its light weight of 2,950 lbs and a low-drag coefficient, the Venom F5 will rocket from 0-186 mph in less than 10 seconds– that’s quicker than current Formula 1 race cars. Zero to 249 mph and back to a stop will be accomplished in under 30 seconds, faster than Koenigsegg’s current world record.