Technology and engineering are very interesting fields where there are always possibilities. Each day, a new goal is set and as this happens, other players in the sector strive to beat the new goal by designing even better things. Perhaps this is the driving force and inspiration that auto maker John Hennessey relies on to keep pushing the limits. At first, it was the Hennessey Venom GT that hit record high speed limits of up to 270 miles per hour and everyone thought that was a great achievement.
It is however interesting to note that the auto maker is back at it again. Chances are he never even took a break. He is now working on something completely new that he has named the Hennessey Venom F5. With this he hopes to hit 20 miles more per hour to make it at 290 MPH. it is only natural that a machine that can achieve these speeds will have a very powerful engine. According to this auto guru, the new machine will feature a 7.0L V8 engine. This engine will be twin turbo to give it even more raving power. With this kind of engine, the vehicle is projected to have about 1400 horsepower.
Judging by these speeds, there is a serious risk of the vehicle taking off from the ground while in top speeds. This means that the manufacturer must also design ways of making sure the car has enough down force to remain on the road even as it cruises at such high velocity. All these are things that have been already designed and the prototypes have been tested to make sure the performance is great and passenger and driver safety are also taken into account. As a matter of fact, the speed monster is due to hit the market any time next year.
Some features that have been included in the Hennessey Venom to make it more practically efficient include traction control systems which are GPS-based to give you prior warning of what your track looks liker at least a few seconds before you get there. That is only understandable considering the high speeds. Without this traction control system in place, the driver may have a very hard time maneuvering round obstacles that he just suddenly runs into.
As compared to the Bugatti Veyron super sport, the venom F5 is expected to keep Hennessey at the helm if the last records by Bugatti at 269.86 mph are anything to go by. This however does not mean the war is eventually over. It is therefore no wonder that Hennessey is not sleeping on the job after recording these high speeds. Many other players are constantly eyeing the coveted prize and that is why the Kennedy space center will still witness more trials in the days and years to come. All we can do for the moment is to keep our eyes open and look forward to the next action at the space center.