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Hennessey Venom F5 engine blow-out rev battle


Hennessey Venom F5’s twin-turbo V8 engine goes kaput after revving hard

A video of a Hennessey Venom F5 hypercar is going viral on social media. It shows the driver revving the twin-turbo V8 engine hard. As the crowd cheers him on, something goes catastrophically wrong.

A healthy sounding engine suddenly starts to belch out white smoke – a clear indication of a mechanical failure. It seems something went kaput on the driver side of the engine, as that’s the side of the exhaust where the smoke is coming from.

It’s unclear as to what exactly failed, but some say it could be due to coolant or oil entering the combustion chamber or it could be as serious as a blown turbo. We would place our bets on the latter. If that’s indeed the case, then it going to be a rather experience repair job.

As you may be aware, the Venom F5 is powered by a 6.6-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine that develops 1817 hp @ 8000 rpm and 1,193 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm. The engine is hooked up to a semi-automatic single-clutch transmission.

Source: @braiden.cacti

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