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Daily News: 11/1/17

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Hennessey Venom F5: 1,600HP, Aiming for 300mph

Venom F5

Hennessey has finally (mostly) debuted their all-new hypercar slayer, the Venom F5. Rather than utilizing a modified pre-exisiting platform–a Lotus platform in the previous Venom’s–Hennessey has built their own platform from the ground up.

Powered by an unspecified, ‘all-American’ twin-turbo V8 sending at least 1,600hp to the rear wheels through a single-clutch paddle shifted transmission is reported to launch the sub-3000lb car to speeds over 300mph. On the way there the car will hit 186 mph from a standstill in less than 10 seconds and complete 0-249 mph in less than 30 seconds.

Final powertrain options are still being solidified, however hybrid or EV systems were ‘never considered’. Hennessey plans to build 24 cars in the F5 line, and each will be priced at $1.6 million.

While the car hasn’t hit 300mph as of yet, we should expect the test around 2019.

The Grand Tour Season 2 Release Date Announced, New Trailer

Grand Tour Season 2

Amazon has released the first official trailer for season two of The Grand Tour, which is set to debut on December 8th exclusively on Amazon Prime. While the first season traveled the world in a tent, the new season is set to permanently film in the UK’s Cotswolds region.

While we may have 5 weeks to wait for the show, you can kill almost three minutes of the time by watching the first trailer below:

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I recently recieved a degree in History from the University of Nevada, Reno.

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