FIRST DRIVE: Hennessey Venom F5 – World’s Maddest Hypercar? 1817bhp 300mph+ Bugatti Rival

Say hello to John Hennessy’s baby: a love letter to excess horsepower, but not in the form of a tuned truck or muscle car. This is the Hennessey Venom F5, an entirely bespoke extreme-engined hypercar capable of speeds in excess of 300mph.

Powering it is an engine appropriately named ‘Fury’, a whopping 6.6-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 1817bhp. Weighing only 1360kg, the F5 is only 30kg heavier than a Ferrari F8 Tributo but with 1000bhp more.

That equals some impressive performance figures: 0-62mph in 2.6s, 0-124mph in 4.7s, and an insane 0-250mph in 15.5s – that’s nearly twice as fast as a Bugatti Chiron… Right, enough comparisons, time to strap Top Gear Magazine’s Jack Rix to this rocket to see how it drives.

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