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5 most ridiculous supercar wraps ever seen

Published: 17/Aug/2020 15:02

by Kieran Bicknell

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For drivers that want to switch up the color of their car without permanently painting their vehicle, vinyl wraps offer a convenient and cost-effective way of personalizing your car. Unfortunately, sometimes they actually look worse when done than they did before.

Thanks to the low price of a wrap (around $2,000 for a good one) compared to the high cost of painting a car (running easily up to $10-20k) wrapping is often used for experimental liveries and attention-grabbing designs.

While taste is subjective, sometimes the finished cars are so bad you can’t help but wonder what went on in the owner’s mind when ordering the material.

Here are five of the worst-looking wraps from around the world.

Audi R8 ‘Psychedelic’

The Audi R8 is one of the greatest supercars ever to come out of Germany. With prices for early cars dropping to sub-$30k, more and more YouTubers and ‘young rich’ are buying them up, meaning it was only a matter of time before one was seen in a terrible wrap.

This terrible color – known as ‘flip psychedelic’ – changes color depending on the angle you look at it and the lighting conditions, often mimicking the appearance of fuel.

The color may be terrible, but it does seem like the wrap has been well executed by a professional team; A terrible idea that was well-executed.

Gold Lamborghini Aventador

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If you ever needed proof that money doesn’t buy taste, this should do perfectly.

Part of a fleet of gold-wrapped supercars and hypercars owned by the ultra-wealthy in London; This Lamborghini Aventador certainly stands out, but for all the wrong reasons.

Beyond the appalling taste of the owner having chosen to wrap their supercars in a tacky gold color, there must be some laws against wrapping a car in a reflective color; Just imagine the glare off of it on a sunny day or at night. A true fashion crime on wheels.

Chrome green Chevrolet Corvette

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If the Hulk was an American YouTuber, this is what he’d drive. Big, brash, and loud. This chrome green wrap suits the characteristics of the Corvette well, but in the same vein as the Lamborghini above, it does look somewhat tacky.

Once again the actual wrap itself has been carried out very well indeed, but the color choice is individual at best. Having allegedly cost $10,000; The owner of this American muscle icon must really, really love chrome to drive this around.

One commenter on the video summed it up perfectly, saying it looked like a car out of GTA V.

‘Streetgasm’ liveried Ferrari 488

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Ferrari is well-known for being a little sensitive when people modify or change the appearance of their products, so imagine what must’ve been running through their minds when they learned about the existence of this crazy-looking Ferrari 488 Spyder.

Admittedly, this is a promotional livery for the ‘Streetgasm’ supercar tour, but it is absolutely shocking nonetheless. Taking a gorgeous Italian supercar such as this and covering it in cartoon graphics is a design crime on a massive scale, so let’s hope it was removed as soon as the tour was over.

Teal Chrome Lamborghini Urus

Wherever supercars go, tacky chrome wraps seem to follow.

Created by one of the world’s most-renowned supercar customizers and wrappers Yiannimize; This Lamborghini Urus is wrapped in a gaudy teal chrome color to match his Aventador.

Quite how these mirror/chrome wraps are legal is unknown, as they clearly pose a safety threat due to being reflective. Admittedly, the brightly colored wrap does match perfectly with his Aventador, and stands out very well amongst a sea of other Lambos and supercars around the city of London.

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The insane tech inside GMC’s new $100,000 Hummer EV pickup

Published: 30/Oct/2020 16:25

by Kieran Bicknell

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When GM announced that the next Hummer was going to be electric, few believed them. Fast forward to 2020, and the all-new Hummer is indeed fully electric, and packed to the brim with crazy technology, as YouTuber Doug DeMuro discovered.

Electric vehicles (EVs) are all the rage at the moment. With the state of California announcing the ban of combustion-engined (petrol & diesel) cars from 2035 and the entire country of England doing the same, the race is on for manufacturers to bring EVs to the masses.

While GM’s new Hummer isn’t aimed at the masses – since it starts at $100,000 – it is a massive step for the company. It becomes even more significant when you realize precious Hummers were gas-guzzling behemoths, though this one isn’t exactly small.

Doug DeMuro with Hummer EV
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The Hummer’s light bar at the front doubles up as both an illumination device and a charging status bar.

Doug DeMuro reviews the 2020 Hummer EV

YouTuber Doug DeMuro is no stranger to reviewing prototype vehicles, and that’s exactly what he has his hands on for his October 29 video.

While he was unable to drive the Hummer on the open road, he still got to delve deep into the interesting tech and design of the new EV.

With an all-electric range of 350 miles, the Hummer is ideal for everyday driving. Coupled with an ever-increasing EV charging network, and the possibility of an electric-only lifestyle becomes very real indeed.

Features of the 2020 Hummer EV

The light bar on the front of the Hummer is instantly recognizable, but its coolest element is initially hidden. When plugged in to charge, the light bar turns into a battery charge gauge, showing just how much charge is in the battery.

Inside, the interior is firmly rooted in 21st-century design, and represents a “big departure from anything else on the market today.” Screens adorn the cabin, with the instrument cluster and infotainment being a fully-digital affair.

The rear window of the Hummer can be lowered, while there are plenty of hidden storage compartments throughout. These are especially useful in the summer, as it allows drivers to park with the windows down, without their valuables being on show.

Not only does the back window roll down, but the entire roof comes off. Called the ‘sky view roof’ the roof comes off into four components, leaving just a roll bar and the windows.

Power for the Hummer EV comes from three electric motors, which result in mind-boggling performance. According to GM, a performance version will be coming that will hit 60mph in less than three seconds. That’s always impressive, but even more so given the size and squared-off shape of the truck.

The first ‘Edition 1’ models are all spoken for, with deliveries aiming to begin during fall 2021. With numerous other variants confirmed by GM, it will be interesting to see how widely-adopted the Hummer EV becomes.