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5 craziest YouTuber car builds ever created

Published: 7/Aug/2020 14:12 Updated: 8/Aug/2020 13:23

by Kieran Bicknell

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While crazy-fast supercars and ultra-expensive hypercars are exciting, there’s something extra cool about seeing one-off, custom car builds. Each one of these vehicles is an extension of the owner’s personality, and they sure do grab attention.

Twin-turbo kits, Lamborghinis, and drag cars all feature in our list showcasing some of YouTubes’ most insane car builds, but some are more controversial than others.

With Alex Choi’s ‘Unicorn’ Lamborghini having divided option, Bisimoto’s all-electric supercar and Emelia Hartford bringing back a GMC G-body from the dead, there’s something for everyone in the list below – check it out.

Alex Choi’s ‘Unicorn V3’ Lamborghini

This is a car that completely broke the internet when it was unveiled. Based upon a Lamborghini Huracan, Alex Choi’s ‘Unicorn’ features a whole host of performance and aesthetic modifications.

The most noticeable change is of course the bright bright pink ‘exoskeleton’ cage, but the ‘unicorn’ also runs a twin-turbo setup, custom intercoolers, and is apparently good for over 1,000hp. It may come as a shock to you to learn the unicorn is also (somehow) street legal!

Alongside the engine mods, the Huracan also sports a set of Brixton Forged wheels, and has had most of its body panels removed to save weight and make room for the exo-cage.

Emelia Hartford’s twin-turbo LS G-body

The concept of taking an old, wrecked car and building it back up again is nothing new, but Emelia Hartford is bringing this old G-body coupe back from the dead bigger, faster, and better than ever.

Having ditched the standard engine from the wrecked car, Emelia and her team have transplanted an LS motor into the car and then strapped a set of massive turbos to it for good measure.

While the car is nowhere near finished as of yet, it has been started and run, along with having a set of what appear to be drag tires bolted on. With the stock LS having made 400hp, it remains to be seen just how much power this crazy franken-car puts out once they get it on the dyno.

DailyDrivenExotics ‘Tire Slayer’ Lamborghini

While DailyDrivenExotics has an incredible car collection involving numerous Lamborghinis, McLarens and up until recently a 2020 C8 Corvette; The most iconic and best-known of all his cars has to be the insane ‘Tire Slayer’ red Lamborghini Huracan.

What was once a standard 2015 Lamborghini Huracan is now a one-off, heavily-customized tire slaying machine. Running a Sheepey race twin turbocharger setup, DDE’s Huracan puts out over 1000hp at the crank.

There has been plenty of aesthetic modifications to this Huracan too. A full Vorsteiner louvre and side skirt kit has been fitted, the rear bumper has been removed to make way for the chassis-mounted carbon fibre wing and the crazy straight-piped exhaust sounds just as aggressive as it looks.

Bisimoto’s K3V EV

In complete contrast to the loud, brash cars featured in this list up until now, Bisimoto’s ingenious Porsche 935 tribute ‘K3V’ EV is at the cutting-edge of custom-build supercars.

Featuring genuine Kremer racing body panels, the K3V is a modern-day tribute to the legendary Porsche 935 Le Mans cars. Ditching a traditional turbocharged engine for a set of 636hp (equivalent) electric motors coupled to 400v batteries, the K3V is unlike anything you’ve ever seen built before.

If cars could be ninjas, this would be it. Almost totally silent apart from the tire noise, the performance from the K3V is absolutely blistering and almost spooky given the near-silent running.

Cleetus McFarland ‘Leroy’ Corvette kart

If cars could get ASBOs, this would be a serial offender. Say hello to Cleetus McFarland’s ‘Leroy’ stripped-back Corvette drag kart.

Built upon a wrecked 2001 C5 Corvette, Cleetus has strapped a monumental set of twin turbochargers to the Corvettes LS engine which now makes over 1000hp. The body has been completely stripped of all its panels to save weight, with a tube frame ‘exoskeleton’ fitted in its place.

Designed for drag racing, it currently holds the record for the fastest stick-shift (manual) Corvette over the quarter-mile, along with being the first-ever GM stick shift to make a sub-8 second pass in the quarter-mile. It may not be much of a looker, but ‘Leroy’ certainly flies.

Entertainment

James May reveals his new project, and it has nothing to do with cars

Published: 26/Oct/2020 19:12

by Bill Cooney

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Top Gear and Grand Tour star James May has revealed his brand new project, and it has practically nothing to do with cars. Instead, the celebrity has invested in a quaint, roadside country British pub.

James May is known worldwide for his automotive misadventures with colleagues Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond over the years.

The trio have driven on every continent in the world over the course of their shows, but May’s latest project will bring him much closer to home.

On September 19, he teased fans with a photo taken in front of a nondescript white building, telling them he had just bought a pub (well, half of one anyway).

Despite calling it “The Roy” on his social media, the establishment’s actual name is “The Royal Oak” and it’s located in a small village called Swallowcliffe, Wiltshire, two miles southeast of Tisbury and 11 miles west of Salisbury in the south of England.

The pub is right off the main road through the village and looks like a great cozy spot to relax, grab a pint and some nice, hearty, English country food.

Since he made the news public, business at the Royal Oak seems to be booming (based on May’s social media at least). Considering all that’s going on in the world with curfews, it’s probably great for publicity to have one of the most well-known names in the automotive world as a co-owner.

For those of us who can’t make the trip over to the UK to check out May’s latest venture for ourselves at the moment, at least we can watch this video walkthrough with him from DRIVETUBE.

The star revealed the Royal Oak had been closed for a year before he took over and had never made a profit before – the old owners got fed up especially with what’s going on in the world today, so May stepped in.

“Yes, there has never been a worse time to buy half a pub, but let’s look on the bright side,” he insisted. “At least nobody else wanted it.”

The Royal Oak is now officially open, so if you ever happen to find yourself passing through lovely little Swallowcliffe you might consider stopping by. If you’re not into the food or drink, you can still try and catch a glimpse of the Grand Tour star.