Now watch the Hennessey Venom F5 hit 250mph+ on a runway
It’s time to test the F5’s, um, ‘F5’ top speed mode
In this latest episode, John Hennessey’s incoming 1,792bhp land-based missile does some high-speed stability tests at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds in Florida. Which means engaging the fabled ‘F5’ mode that allows the car to go very, very fast.
And from the brief flash we see here, it looks… stable, right? Certainly sounds stable, the LS-based 6.6-litre twin-turbo V8 ‘fury’ engine providing a lovely backdrop.
Hennessey is keen to stress that this is not a top speed test, because you’ll remember the car’s top speed is projected at 311mph (500kmh). Instead, it’s “one of many tests conducted by the Hennessey engineering team to evaluate high-speed stability and vehicle dynamics”.
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