A few weeks back, Hennessey unveiled its latest hypercar, the 1,600 hp Venom F5. With a claimed top speed of 484 km/h, one would imagine its cabin to be completely stripped of all creature comforts, yes? Well, for the sake of securing the title of world’s fastest production car, certain things have to give.

Seen here is a true-blue no-nonsense cabin, equipped with basic climate control dials, a central head unit and an electronic parking brake. Dominating the dash is a trio of air-con vents, designed to look exactly like the triple exhaust pipes out back. The bucket seats appear to be wrapped in some form of suede/Alcantara material, and it may very likely be bolted to the chassis.

As you can tell, carbon-fibre sets the theme here, from the dashboard right down to the floor. It’s not all that bad, really, unless you’re not a big fan of the material’s aesthetic appeal. The Venom F5’s party trick however, is the steering wheel(s).

Two different steering wheel and gauge clusters will be offered to customers, with the first being the standard oblong-shaped carbon wheel with a flat bottom and top. What rests behind it is a fully-digital instrument cluster. The company will also offer a special steering wheel which integrates the digital cluster, much like that seen on the Aston Martin Valkyrie.

To recap, the Venom F5 is powered by a 7.4 litre twin-turbo V8 that makes 1,600 hp and 1,762 Nm of torque, and all of it is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed single-clutch automatic sequential transmission. That’s quite a bit more than the Chiron‘s numbers (1,479 hp and 1,600 Nm), which has a top speed of 420 km/h.

With that, the Venom F5 certainly looks to be on track to be “the absolute fastest road car on earth.” Now, in case you’re wondering what the car will cost, the base price starts from US$1.6 million (RM6,773,600) in the US. Only 24 examples of the car will ever be made.


GALLERY: Hennessey Venom F5