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When 1,600 HP Isn’t Enough: Devel Sixteen Promising 5,000 Ponies

310 mph hypercar set to debut at Dubai Motor Show

by on Nov.09, 2017

If it lives up to expectations, the Devel Sixteen will easily become the world's most powerful hypercar.

Whether you’re talking muscle cars like the Dodge Demon, or hypercars like the Bugatti Chiron, somebody always thinks there needs to be a bit more power. But if the promise being made by a Dubai-based automotive start-up holds true, we just might be hitting the performance wall.

Set to debut at the Dubai Motor show next week, the Devel Sixteen is said to make an eye-popping 5,000 horsepower from its quad-turbo V-16 engine, enough to propel it to a top speed of 310 miles per hour. To put that into perspective, that’s more than triple what the Chion and the Hennessey Venom F5 can manage.

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There’ve been plenty of rumors about what Devel might have in store since a prototype was first introduced back in 2013. It even released video two years ago showing the engine undergoing testing and reaching a full 4,515 hp on the dyno – with developers noting that they had yet to bring those four turbos up to full boost.


Ready! Set! Record! Hennessey Wants Speed Title for Venom F5

Limited-edition supercar can be had for $1.6 million.

by on Nov.03, 2017

The new Hennessy Venom F5 was purpose-built for one reason: To be the fastest car on Earth.

The allure of holding the title of “Fastest Car on Earth” was enough for John Hennessy to create the Hennessy Venom F5, which made its debut at the SEMA show.

The Venom F5 is an all-new hypercar designed and built from the ground up with one goal in mind: To be the absolute fastest road car on earth, Hennessy officials proclaim. Whether or not it’s the fastest production car remains to be seen.

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However, it is among the most exclusvie and expensive, coming in at $1.6 million for just one of the 24 models the company plans to build. With a new design, chassis and carbon fiber body, the new model boasts a coefficient of drag of just 0.33.  (more…)