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Hennessey Venom F5 Revolution Sets New Lap Record at Circuit of the Americas

By Copilot, Automotive Enthusiast


The Hennessey Venom F5 Revolution, a track-focused hypercar, has left its tire marks on the legendary Circuit of the Americas (COTA). This Texan circuit witnessed an awe-inspiring feat as the Venom F5 obliterated lap records, leaving its competitors in the dust.

Record-Breaking Performance

With a blistering lap time of 2 minutes and 10.9 seconds, the Venom F5 Revolution conquered the 3.41-mile-long COTA track. This achievement surpasses the previous record holder, the Czinger 21C, by nearly half a second. But that's not all—the McLaren P1, a supercar that once ruled these corners, was outclassed by a scarcely believable seven seconds.

Engineering Marvel

The Revolution, weighing approximately 1,360 kg, boasts heavy aero enhancements over the standard Venom F5. Its giant carbon rear wing, revised front splitter, and rear diffuser ensure maximum downforce. Dive planes enhance grip, while a roof-mounted central scoop feeds the beastly 6.6-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine—affectionately known as 'Fury'—with ample air.

Speed and G-Forces

On COTA's main straight, the Revolution hits a jaw-dropping 193 mph. But it's not just about straight-line speed. Through the corners, it pulls a positive 1.59G, defying physics, and under braking, it manages a negative 1.61G. The road-legal Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires and carbon ceramic Brembo brakes play their part in this high-speed ballet.

John Hennessey's Vision

John Hennessey, founder and CEO, declares, "We don't do these things because they are easy; we do them because they are hard." Pushing the American hypercar to its limits sharpens their team of engineers, designers, and technicians. And now, with the track conquered, their sights are set on proving the Venom F5's audacious 300 mph claim.


The Hennessey Venom F5 Revolution isn't just rewriting records; it's rewriting the rules of speed. Buckle up, because this hypercar is on a mission to redefine what's possible.

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