The Venom F5 from Hennessey Performance has been in the works for some time now. To give you a little perspective, it’s been almost 2 years since the 300-mph prototype was revealed. But now, Hennessey is ready to confirm how much power the car will produce – 1,817 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 1,193 lb-ft of torque at 5,500 rpm. That power is thanks to a 6.6-liter V8 engine Hennessey has branded “Fury”. The engine combines high-tech, lightweight components with a pair of Precision ball bearing twin turbochargers and 3D printed titanium compressor housings.
Hennessey Performance founder and CEO, John Hennessey said: “We exceeded our target horsepower number. Actually, we blew our target number out of the water by delivering over 1,800 horsepower,” “The F5 engine has a very broad power band with over 1,000 lb-ft of torque available from 2,000 to 8,000 rpm. Give it the full throttle and it’s the most furious engine that we have ever built. Thus, we gave our F5 engine a special name: ‘Fury.'” Check out the video below for a first look at the Venom F5 on the Dyno. Enjoy.
This one goes out to all the 1980’s fans! The time-traveling DeLorean is nothing short of a legend, and a certain Back to the Future superfan paid tribute to the car and film by building a DeLorean that can hover. We don’t want to spoil much more for you, so go ahead and click the video below to see the feature on Jay Leno’s Garage. Trust us, it doesn’t dissapoint. Enjoy.
The Dodge Viper has been dead and gone for a few years now, but we like to reminisce. You might remember that there was a crowdfunded effort to get the Viper to Nurburgring for the last time. In that final run, the Viper hit a production car record of 7.01.3. Although it doesn’t make the ACR the reigning champion of Nurburgring, it was one hell of a send off. In fact, at the time, it was the fastest time ever recorded at the Nurburgring by an American car. Check it out:
Sure, everyone wants performance in a sports car, but performance on a budget? Even better. The Ford Mustang has a reputation for being one of the best budget-conscious performance cars money can buy. But even the base model is subject to price creep. Exhibit A: a base GT will set customers back $35,630, and that’s before you add all the bells and whistles. And the cheapest Performance Package Mustang with a V8 will cost over $40,000. With that being said, there’s a cheaper option that will give you all of the performance goodies, but keep you on a budget. Enter: the Boss 302.
The Boss 302 is powered by a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 producing 444 horsepower through a six-speed manual transmission. The performance specs include a 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds, and a quarter-mile time of 11.72 seconds. When the 302 was new, back in 2012, it came with a starting price of $40,145. But now, you can scoop yourself up a used version starting at $20,000. We’re thinking you can get your hands on a decent model anywhere from $25,000 to $30,000.