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Bi-turbo V8 Hennessey Venom F5 gets racing-inspired cockpit

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Marcus De Guzman / Hennessey | November 21, 2017 11:08

First images of the Hennessey Venom F5's interior released

Infamous tuning-house Hennessey was at this year's SEMA Show and unveiled the all-new Venom F5. Equipped with a highly-tuned bi-turbo V8 that churns out more than 1620 PS, along with an aerodynamically-designed exterior, the Venom F5 is poised as a quick hypercar that is capable of hitting a claimed top speed of more than 480 km/h.

Sadly, we did not get to see the Venom F5's interior; until now. Weeks after making its global debut at the 2017 SEMA Show, Hennessey has released the first interior photos of the Venom F5.

Lightweight composites and carbon-fiber surround the Venom F5's cockpit while the seats are upholstered in what appears to be Alcantara. Meanwhile, the center console houses a touchscreen infotainment system and three centrally-mounted aircon vents that are reminescent of the Venom F5's exhaust layout.

Bi-turbo V8 Hennessey Venom F5 gets racing-inspired cockpit

No analog gauges here as the Venom F5 also makes use of a digital instrument panel that shows the oil temperature, speedometer, rev counter, fuel level, multi-info display and the like. A racing-inspired steering wheel is also present in the hypercar and comes with a host of buttons, dials and switches that control the car's many functions.

With the absence of a centrally-mounted gear lever / shifter, Hennessey incorporated the gear selector within the steering wheel itself. It also comes with buttons for the turn signals, horn, radio, boost and multi-info display. Rounding it all off are the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

Bi-turbo V8 Hennessey Venom F5 gets racing-inspired cockpit

If one wants to have the digital display and steering wheel housed together, Hennessey will offer an optional racing wheel which combines the two in one package. It's roughly the same size as the standard wheel but is marginally wider since it now comes with a built-in instrument panel.

In review, only 24 examples will be made and all will come with a 7.4-liter bi-turbo V8 that is connected to a seven-speed single-clutch paddle-shift transmission. It generates 1622 PS along with 1762 Nm of torque and is capable of sprinting from 0 – 400 km/h and back in under 30 seconds.