Cant be difficult to rent the same road/airfield as the Hennessey Venom?? If there is a will, theres a way!It only matters for bar bets, but let's all help find this sucker a long enough stretch of pavement to top it out. Put the record out of reach for a couple years!
Not difficult at all, all of NASA's space shuttle runways are for rent, Audi frequently takes their Le Mans cars there for speed testing, like wise, most West Coast air force bases and the like can be rented very easily. Albeit at a $50K and up price tag per day, would be great to see the car do 280Cant be difficult to rent the same road/airfield as the Hennessey Venom?? If there is a will, theres a way!
Cant be difficult to rent the same road/airfield as the Hennessey Venom?? If there is a will, theres a way!
But Hennessey said that it took them a few years to get the NASA approval, and only for one go! Not a return run, so the record is not acknowledged by Guinness.Not difficult at all, all of NASA's space shuttle runways are for rent, Audi frequently takes their Le Mans cars there for speed testing, like wise, most West Coast air force bases and the like can be rented very easily. Albeit at a $50K and up price tag per day, would be great to see the car do 280
Well like I said, top speed really doesn't matter, and since there's only a few places in the world to do it anyway it's kind of pointless. But it does answer the eternal gearhead question, "What'll she do?" As far as Guinness is concerned, I'm not even sure about that 30 car thing, I never even heard of it before the whole Venom GT thing. I think it's just an internet rumor. If it were remotely true then the Ultimate Aero should have never held the record, nor the CCR for that matter. They also awarded the "Fastest accelerating production (my emphasis) car" to the Venom GT, a car built by purchasing a previously titled Lotus Exige as Step One. So screw them and their silly book, there's a lot of other ways to validate a top speed claim (hello FIA), just make sure you do it in two directions.I hope we get to see some lap times, but I kinda doubt it. We never saw anything with the Agera R. However, maybe with their plans to bring the cars to several race tracks to GPS map them to make the cars go round faster, we'll see some lap times from various circuits.
As for top speed, its going to be difficult for them to find somewhere to do it. First they have to find a perfectly flat, at least 5mi long stretch of road with no potholes and such. Then get that stretch of road closed. Then do a run in each direction with the speed measured over a flying kilometer. And then pay for Guinesss to be there if they want to be in the record books. And since Guiness only recognizes a car as a production car if over 30 are built, the One:1 doesn't qualify anyway. But who cares about Guiness, I just want to see this thing to fast.
That's a bunch of nonsense. They rented the runway for the day, you think NASA really cares which direction they drive on it?But Hennessey said that it took them a few years to get the NASA approval, and only for one go! Not a return run, so the record is not acknowledged by Guinness.
I don't think the Venom is "serious". I think it's marketing thing for the Hennessey brand? I'm sure they are more well known in the world after Venom. And I'm sure they sell a lot off vette and viper kits all over the world now days .. I think they achieved what they wanted .. But the car is a heavily tuned Lotus+vette engine with an extra zero on the price tag, nothing that should be mentioned together with car manufacturers (Koenigsegg, Pagani, Porsche, McLaren.. so on)..Having said all of that, Mr. Hennessey was cordial to me and I think the Venom GT is a bonkers bit of kit, to borrow an Olde English phrase!
Exactly this ^ If you pay them the money, you get the runway for however long you want to do whatever you want, it's that simple. Now there is no proof etc etc but if the car broke, or for some reason couldn't go 270mph in the other direction, pulling the "one run" card would be a great excuse for the majority of people on this planet. Since no one was there besides Hennessey, no one can prove otherwise, but in reality, we all know they could have ran more passes.That's a bunch of nonsense. They rented the runway for the day, you think NASA really cares which direction they drive on it?
Power output: 1 MW at 7500 rpm - rpm limiter @ 8250 rpm
Torque: over 1000 Nm from 3000 to 8000 rpm
Max torque: 1371 Nm at 6000 rpm
0 - 400 km/h approx. 20 sec
400 - 0 km/h approx. 10 sec
Braking distance: 28 m (100-0 km/h)
Max lateral g-force: 2.0 g
Emission levels: Euro VI
Cd 0.45-0.50 with adaptable rear wings
Frontal Area: 1.910 m2
Total Downforce at 260km/h: 610kg at 440km/h: 830kg
Flat underside of chassis. Venturi tunnels at front & rear of chassis/body
Active aero front and rear underside
Active triplex suspension
Maximized intercooler flow
Total length: 4500 mm
Total width: 2060 mm
Total height: 1150 mm
Ground clearance: Rear: 74-90 mm Front: 59-100 mm plus 50 mm lift system
Wheelbase: 2662 mm.
Front track: 1700 mm. Rear track: 1650 mm.
Front overhang: 944 mm Rear overhang: 900 mm
Fuel capacity: 74 litres
Curb weight 1360 kg (complete car ready to drive with 50% fuel,
Weight distribution: 44% front, 56% rear
Specially developed 7-speed dual clutch, 1 input shaft transmission with paddle-shift.
Advanced high modulus carbon fibre chassis with F1 style honeycomb core and integrated fuel tanks for optimal weight distribution and safety.
Monocoque torsional rigidity: 65,000 Nm/degree.
Double wishbones, active ride height control and bevel carbon fibre springs with variable spring ratio.
Triplex damper in the rear.
Needle bearings and o-ringed wishbone bushings.
Fully machined aerospace grade aluminium uprights with SKF LeMans specification 150mm angle contact ball bearings.
GKN hollow/gun-drilled driveshafts.
Koenigsegg Z-style progressive and lightweight anti-roll bars front and rear.
Koenigsegg aluminum 5,0L V8, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts with flex-fuel capability.
Bore: 92 mm Stroke: 95.25 mm
Sequential, multipoint fuel injection.
Variable geometry twin turbo chargers.
1.8 bar boost pressure.
Dry sump lubrication.
Carbon fibre intake manifold with optimized intake tracts.
Tig-welded ceramic coated Inconel exhaust system manifold with merge collector.
Weight: 197 kg
Front brakes: Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 397 mm, 40 mm wide. 6 ceramic piston calipers.
Rear brakes: Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 380 mm, 34 mm wide. 4-piston calipers.
Traction Control. F1-style for optimal performance with 5 different handling modes.
Rack and pinion power assisted steering. 2.7 turns lock-to-lock.
Turning circle: 11 metres. Electro-hydraulic power-assisted.
Koenigsegg Aicore™ carbon wheels with centre locking.
Front: 19” x 9.5”
Rear: 20” x 12.5”
Specially developed Michelin Cup 2 tires.
Front: 265/35 – 19” (Y)
Rear: 345/30 – 20” (Y)
Speed rating: 440 km/h
Two-door, two-seater with fixed roof. Body made from pre-impregnated carbon fibre/ kevlar and lightweight sandwich reinforcements.
Unique Koenigsegg developed electronic control systems including:
body, engine, transmission, traction and stability control and power management. Solid state digital semiconductors - minimalizing need for physical fuses or relays. Can bus operated and fully programmable
Lightweight glass system, power windows, adjustable pedals and steering column, One:1 stitching, adjustable light weight race seats, carbon ceramic brakes, Sport ABS, ESC, active ride height, power steering, power brakes, 6 point racing seatbelts, intelligent LifePo4 battery, USB connection, climate control, digital warning and info system, G sensor, alarm, tyre monitoring system, proximity key, car cover, rear view camera.
One piece racing bucket seats, active shock absorber settings, full clear carbon body, custom body striping, upgraded audio system, painted calipers, personalized logo on rear hood, anodized black aluminium interior, custom leather One:1 custom luggage set, custom diamond encrusted key, titanium exhaust outlet, active noise cancellation, 3G telematics system, variable turbo geometry.
3 Year Warranty
It's the dev car so this one is Koenigseggs. It's not #077, parts of #091 has been at the factory for a while and been dissassembled so it's very possible that Koenigsegg bought the car to use for the One:1 dev car. This means that they can re-use alot of parts wich would lower the development costs rather dramaticly. #091 hasn't been seen on the road since summer 2012, but parts like the bonnet has been spotted in the factory. If this is indeed #091 or any other Agera it has gotten a new VIN.Looks like 105 to me... The top part of the number has the flat then 90 degree turn like in a 5.
I imagine it wouldve been built up from someone who's getting a One:1's Agera R. One of the Chinese owns maybe or #91, he's owned a lot of Egg's right?
Edit: That doesn't make sense if its built up from an owners Agera R because its their development car, so its probably #77 that went through an extremely quick rebuild or #86 (but I kinda doubt it).
Maybe Tim was just saying that it shares the same chassis/suspension as an Agera R? It was built up from that platform?
Edit: .. could be 105 .. .. but should be 106, as Koenigsegg rejected "my" earlier claim that 105 (spotted by joeystockholom) pictured with roof scoop and CvK holding a front wiglet for One:1 was the "one". Now when we know more, it's obvious that the roof is just a loose part as the rest of the car is not One:120% lighter carbon chassis and body due to implementation of M46J & M55J high modulus fibers