Hennessey’s mad 1355kW twin-turbo V8

BY LOUIS CORDONY

THIS IS AN ENGINE built to beat Bugatti. Called ‘Fury’, it is an insanely powerful twin-turbocharged V8 set to power what Hennessey Performance hopes will be the world’s fastest road car.

The Texas-based company is bolting Fury into its incoming Venom F5, an all-new hypercar that company founder John Hennessey originally promised would have more than 1193kW and a power-to-weight ratio of 892kW per tonne.

Turns out he was being conservative. During recent certification on an engine dyno, it actually produced a staggering 1355kW at 8000rpm and 1617Nm at 5500rpm.