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Hennessey Venom F5 will officially debut this summer

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Honestly, we almost forgot about the Hennessey Venom F5. Maybe we got distracted by other speed demons like the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ and Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut – both of which are capable of breaking 300+ mph. But in reality, it had something to do with the long wait.

You see, Hennessey revealed the Venom F5 way back in 2014. When first announced roughly six years ago, Hennessey claimed the Venom F5 has a top speed of 290 mph. Last year, company founder John Hennessey and his team at Hennessey Special Vehicles (HSV) commenced prototype testing of the highly-anticipated Venom F5 hypercar. Hennessey also released a few images of the car in bright yellow paint.

But in a recent Facebook post, Hennessey Performance is making sure that we won’t be forgetting about the Venom F5 in the foreseeable future. The Texas-based tuning company boldly announced the first production Venom F5 is arriving this summer, and it will come with a video showing the car breaking past 500+ kph or 310+ mph.

After many years of waiting, the Venom F5 is slated to fulfill its promise of being the fastest ever production car. It has a massive 6.6-liter turbocharged V8 motor with 1,817 horsepower and 1,193 pound-feet of torque. Curiously, the Venom F5 is producing almost the same numbers as the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut – 1,600 horsepower (E85 fuel) and 1,106 pound-feet of torque from a smaller-displacement 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 – so we reckon it’s going to be an interesting battle as both are vying for the title of the fastest car in the world.

Built atop a carbon-fiber tub developed jointly with Delta Motorsport, the Hennessey Venom F5 is purported to be lighter than a VW Golf R. According to Hennessey, the Venom F5 weighs below 3,000 pounds (1,360 kilograms) while the torsional rigidity is measured at 38,353 pound-feet per degree, which we assume is rigid enough to handle 1,800 horsepower and a top speed of over 310 mph.

The new Hennessey Venom F5 is not only quick – or possibly the quickest car in the world – but it’s also extremely limited edition. Hennessey is committed to only build 24 examples of the Venom F5 coupe with base prices hovering in the $1.8-million mark. Out of the 24 units, 12 are destined for the American market while the remaining 12 are for global customers.

Apparently, U.S. allocations are close to being sold out. This means there’s still hope if you’ve been itching to get your hands on what is possibly the fastest car ever produced. Hennessey is also making a roadster variant of the Venom F5, but it won’t be arriving until late 2021.

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Galaxy Z Fold 4 Under-Display Camera May Get A Stealthy Makeover

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According to a tweet from the account @SamsungRydah, which was first spied by SamMobile and has since been removed by Twitter based on a copyright claim (seemingly lending credibility to the leak), the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will rectify the poor invisibility of the UDC. The model will reportedly use a different arrangement of pixels to make it denser, providing a 132ppi circle, up from the Galaxy Z Fold 3 model’s measly 94ppi. The result is that the hole will hopefully be less visible, and text should be less distorted in that area. Unfortunately, it’s not completely invisible, at least not based on the leaked slide.

What isn’t clear, however, is whether Samsung is also upgrading the camera sensor itself to something more than just 4MP. Increasing the sensor’s own pixel count could help offset whatever side effects the UDC panel might have in terms of quality. While the Galaxy Z Fold 3 foldable’s internal camera was moderately usable for video calls, it just didn’t sit well with buyers considering how much they’d paid for the premium phone.

An upgraded internal camera would be in line with upgrades to the other cameras expected for the Galaxy Z Fold 4. These include a 50MP main sensor and a 10MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom. These are moderate upgrades, of course, but Samsung seems to be taking a page from Apple’s book here by improving quality through software and other minor tweaks rather than going all out on what would be a bulky sensor that wouldn’t fit the Galaxy Z Fold 4 model’s slim profile.

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Today’s Wordle Answer #416 – August 9, 2022 Solution And Hints

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The answer to today’s Wordle puzzle (#416 – August 9, 2022) is patty. Its meaning varies across cultural contexts — to the British, it’s a small pie or pastry; to North Americans, it’s a small, round, and flat chocolate-covered peppermint sweet. More generally to Americans, it’s a small flat cake of minced or finely chopped food, especially meat (via Merriam-Webster). To Mr. Krabs of SpongeBob, it’s a veggie burger (and a moneymaker). Seeing as the word patty has roots in the French word “pat,e” which means dough, Mr. Krabs obviously knew what he was doing. 

We solved the puzzle in four tries today, just like yesterday and the day before. We began guessing with the word roate, which is an uncommon but excellent first guess (even the WordleBot thought so). After following up with fluid, we hit a lucky strike with catty — only one letter short of the correct answer.

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The Reason Ford Won’t Build A Mustang GT500 Convertible

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Ford won’t be making a convertible Mustang GT500 because… it’s too powerful.

Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s chief product platform, and operations officer confirmed the S550 platform on which the Mustang was built had reached “the top end of the capabilities” (via Muscle Cars & Trucks).

Dave Pericack, former Director Enterprise Product Line Management — Ford Icons, backs up those comments even more bluntly. “The real reason” Ford isn’t making a convertible model is because, by removing the roof, the car would lose all its structure and stiffness in the chassis and body. The power of the GT500 is simply too much for a convertible car to handle.

The only way it could make a convertible model would be to “spend a lot of money in exotic material” to compensate for the loss of the roof and the structural integrity it provides (via Ford Authority). Ford is not prepared to do that, considering the S550 platform is nearing the end of its road. The S650 platform — the seventh generation of Ford Mustangs — is on its way and will, in all likelihood, be the last Mustang with an internal combustion engine.

Fear not Ford faithful. The Blue Oval is already looking to the future and has already built a 900hp electric Mustang to show the world that an EV can also be a muscle car.

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