Wild! The most exaggerated convertible in history is a beast of 1,842 CV and a prohibitive price

Said and done. The Hennessey has kept its word and has taken advantage of The Quail event, at the Monterey Car Week in California, to present the Hennessey Venom F5 Roadsterthe coupé variant of the blazing-fast Hennessey Venom F5.

The idea of ​​the Texas brand was to offer the same recipe as the Coupé, but under the open sky. And that is what it has done because, mechanically, the Venom F5 Roadster is almost identical to its fixed roof brother. What does that mean? What are we before? the wildest convertible ever conceived.

The goal is to reach 500 km/h

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The Roadster variant of the Hennessey Venom F5 comes almost two years after the Coupé was launched. Its 24 units found an owner right away, despite costing $2.1 million each one, and the clients of the American firm were left wanting more.

Hennessey’s answer has been the Venom F5 Roadster and this time it has decided to expand production a bit, although it also it will be more expensive than the coupe.

30 copies will be made and it will cost 3 million dollars, so it also becomes the most expensive convertible of the moment. At the very least, each customer will have the opportunity to customize absolutely every detail of their car.

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But, beyond the possibilities of custom configuration, its carbon fiber bodywork and a (manually) removable roof made of the same material as only weighs 8 kgthe main claim of this beast is its specifications.

Hennessey swims against the current and, far from resorting to any type of electrification, bets on a motor V8 “of those of a lifetime” which has its own name: Fury. It is associated with a seven-speed automatic gearbox and rear-wheel drive.

This 6.6-liter biturbo block develops a whopping 1.842 CV a 8.000 rpm and delivers 1,617 Nm of maximum torque at 5,000 rpm. If we add to this that the empty weight of the set is 1,405 kg, the result is a power-to-weight ratio of 1.31 CV/kg.

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With those figures, the Hennessey has to be very fast, but how much? Well, the brand says that she will reach the magic figure of 300 miles per hour, that is, 482 km/h. Of course, to reach that speed you must have the roof on.

The goal is for the Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster to be the fastest convertible in the world. To get it, he must dethrone the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder, which boasts that record since 2016when it reached 427.3 km/h.

As for the acceleration data, Hennessey has not commented, but we can take the Venom F5 Roadster as a reference: 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and from 0 to 400 km/h in 15.5 seconds.


Source: Motorpasión by www.motorpasion.com.

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