Hennessey has unveiled a lightweight version of the Hennessey Venom F5 hypercar for track racing. The car was named Venom F5 Revolution Coupe. It is worth noting that the 1817-horsepower Hennessey Venom F5 is the world’s most powerful production car with an internal combustion engine.
The Venom F5 Revolution Coupe is based on the Hennessey Venom F5 Coupe, but unlike its sibling, the new model features even higher aerodynamics and updated suspension, as well as a lighter body. The team of engineers managed to reduce the weight of the car below the mark of 1360 kg, which made the novelty the lightest Venom F5 model.
The Venom F5 Revolution Coupe is made up of a carbon fiber monocoque, in the middle of which is a 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged Hennessey V8 Fury engine with an output of 1817 hp. The motor works in conjunction with an automatic transmission, which transmits torque to the rear wheels.
The Venom F5 Revolution Coupe will be shown on January 15, 2023 in Miami as part of the annual Motorcar Cavalcade Concours d’Elegance. The car will be produced in a limited edition of only 24 copies at a price of $ 2.7 million.
Tesla burst into the ranking of the best-selling cars of 2022 with two models
According to Electrek, citing data collected by Focus to Move, Tesla entered the top ten best-selling cars in the world with two models at once.
The Tesla Model Y came in fourth place with 759,000 cars, an 88% improvement on its last year result. Sales of the Tesla Model 3 grew by 4% year-on-year to 596,000 vehicles, placing it in seventh place.
Toyota remains the leader in global car deliveries, as we’ve already reported, with three models in the top five best-selling passenger cars in the world.
Top 7 best-selling cars in the world last year looks like this:
- Toyota Corolla: 1.12 million (down 2% from 2021)
- Toyota RAV4: 870,000 (down 14%)
- Ford F-Series: 787,000 (down 9%)
- Tesla Model Y: 759,000 (88% more)
- Toyota Camry: 675,000 (down 3%)
- Honda CR-V: 601,000 (down 18%)
- Tesla Model 3: 596,000 (up 4%)
“Duster’s little brother” will be a completely new model – a hybrid or an electric car
Edition L’Automobile, citing its own sources, writes that Dacia is going to release a completely new crossover.
The model should place itself between the 3.73m long Dacia Spring electric hatchback, whose second generation is expected in 2024, and the new Duster, which is about 4.4m long.
It is expected that the new crossover will receive a hybrid powertrain, like the 7-seater Jogger Hybrid. However, the manufacturer can make the power plant completely electric. In any case, Dacia will focus on the market and its budget segment.
Positioned between Spring and Duster, the compact crossover Dacia will have a format that is quite comparable to the Jeep Avenger (4.08 m). But at the same time, the novelty should be much more accessible to buyers.
According to preliminary data, the “little brother of Duster” will appear on the market only in 2026.
Toyota became the best in the supply of cars in 2022
The Japanese auto concern Toyota Motor reported on the results of its work last year, which confirmed that the company remains the world leader in the supply of cars.
At the end of 2022, Toyota and its subsidiaries (Daihatsu and Hino) sold 10,483,024 worldwide, which is only 0.1% less than a year earlier.
Volkswagen, the closest pursuer of the Japanese giant, previously reported that the concern sold 8,262,800 cars last year. At the same time, Toyota overtook the competitor in November, when more than 9.5 million cars were sold.
Earlier it became known that China in 2022 ranked third in global car deliveries after Japan and Germany, overtaking the United States and South Korea.
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