Source: AP Racing announcement
COVENTRY, U.K. – AP Racing, a world-renowned brake and clutch manufacturer, has announced an agreement to supply its forged aluminum mono-bloc Radi-CAL™ six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers to the all-new Hennessey Performance Venom F5 hypercar.
Set to become the world’s fastest production car, the $2.1 million Venom F5 delivers 1,817HP at 8,000rpm and packs 1,617Nm (1,193lb-ft) of torque. The hypercar features the most powerful production road car engine ever made, a 6.6 litre twin-turbocharged Hennessey built V8.
In a car with this level of power, there can be no compromise with the braking system. AP Racing is therefore suppling its forged aluminum mono-bloc Radi-CAL™ bespoke six-piston calipers for the front wheels and four-piston calipers for the rear, to guarantee world-leading performance.
AP Racing Providing Brakes for BAC Mono Supercar
John Hennessey, founder and CEO of Hennessey Performance, commented: “We have engineered the Venom F5 to be a decathlete of the road, so it’s critical that our new hypercar stops just as well as it goes! With 1,817 hp and a target top speed in excess of 300 mph, the high-quality calipers from AP Racing will ensure that the F5 is recognized among some of the world’s most capable and respected high-performance vehicles.”
David Hamblin, managing director at AP Racing, commented: “The launch of the much-anticipated Venom F5 is an exciting end to 2020 and we’re proud to be playing our part. The hypercar is competing at the highest level for the crown of the world’s fastest production road car and what better accolade than to be selected to provide stopping power for such an engineering masterpiece.”
The F5 will complete top speed testing in the first half of 2021 at the NASA Shuttle Landing Facility in Florida. The team aims to exceed 500kph (311mph) on a two-way validated speed run using a production specification car.
AP Racing is a world leader in the technology and manufacture of competition and performance brake and clutch systems. For more information visit: www.apracing.com