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New Hennessey Venom F5 Revolution

Hypercar is track-focused 1817bhp racer

This is American company Hennessey’s new £2.3 million hypercar, the staggering 1817bhp Hennessey Venom F5. The world’s most powerful combustion production car has been stripped out to target lap records as the “apex predator on a racing circuit” is the lightest Venom F5 yet.

The limited-run hypercar is targeting lap records – and looking to break them, with this even faster, track-focused variant.

Power for the new F5 Revolution comes from a revised 'Fury' 6.6-litre V8, with improvements to the cooling, Power is sent to the rear wheels using the same seven-speed automatic gearbox, giving the F5 Revolution a 0-60 time more likely a tenth or two less than its siblings 2.6 seconds, and could even push through the 300mph barrier.

The lightness helps to get these numbers with the track weapon tipping the scales below its 1360kg sibling, although the firm wouldn’t confirm by how much or what was changed to make it lighter.

More aggressive Double-wishbone suspension returns with adjustable dampers, giving “the nimbleness of a fighter jet with a powerplant like a Saturn V rocket”, Claimed company founder John Hennessey.

New aerodynamics are fitted to propel the car around circuits as fast as possible. This most visible element is the adjustable carbon fibre rear wing, which delivers more than 363kg of downforce at 186mph and more than 635kg at 249mph. This is combined with a large new carbon fibre front splitter and the same rear diffuser as found on the standard car.

In order to stop this blistering hypercar, multi-piston carbon-ceramic brakes are fitted as standard.

The interior is still as lavish as before, now including a real-time digital track telemetry system, that measures lap data, such as times, sectors, and turn g-forces.

24 examples of the Revolution are to be made available, but most have been sold.