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Adam LZ’s rebuilt 900hp GT350 is utterly “terrifying” to drive

Published: 28/Aug/2020 11:48 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 16:49

by Kieran Bicknell

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Following a catastrophic engine fire that resulted in the entire front end being destroyed, Adam LZ and his team have rebuilt his GT350 Mustang to be better than ever. It finally hit the road in his August 28 video and his reaction is insane.

Having burnt down with Adam’s girlfriend Collette behind the wheel on a track day in May 2020; Adam decided to salvage what he could of the Shelby GT350 Mustang and rebuild it better than ever before.

Since the motor was totally destroyed by the fire, the decision was made to swap the stock Shelby V8 motor for a turbocharged Ford Barra engine traditionally seen in high-powered Ford Australia cars.

With the rebuild having taken several months to complete, Adam was finally able to get the almost-finished Barra-swapped GT350 Mustang out on the open road in his August 28 video for a series of test ‘pulls’ to calibrate the gearbox.

AdamLZ Burnt GT350 Mustang
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Adam’s Shelby GT350 Mustang suffered a catastrophic fire during a track day in May 2020

“Terrifyingly fast”

This may not be the first time that Adam was able to get the car driving, but it is the first time he’s been able to explore the limits of its performance.

Clearly shocked by the sheer force of the turbocharger kicking in, he described the car as “terrifyingly fast” and  “feeling like a spaceship” when the boost kicks in.

It seems that the car is perhaps too powerful for its tires, as even when rolling it spins the wheels up under heavy power.

Adam does say he’s concerned about the transmission shifting mid-pull, as that is what causes Mustangs to veer sideways and earn their reputation for crashing.

The Mustang narrowly avoids disaster

Despite the successful first drive, the test run is brought to an abrupt halt thanks to a broken wire. This could’ve been a disaster if Adam had not caught it as quick as he did, as it caused the Mustang to shut down in the middle of the carriageway. Thankfully, he was able to coast it to a safe area where it could be towed from.

With the Mustang making nearly 900whp and 700 lb/ft of torque, Adam still doesn’t seem satisfied, exclaiming “900whp in this car doesn’t feel enough, thank god we can turn it up more… I’m getting bored already … It definitely could be faster!”

All that is left to do now is some final small transmission tweaks, a new hood and, hopefully, the Mustang will be ready for its daily driver duties with Adam. Given that the car has gone from a burnt wreck to fully-tuned muscle car in less than a year, Adam should be pretty happy with it.

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Logan Paul’s custom car collection has to be seen to be believed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 12:35

by Kieran Bicknell

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Logan Paul has risen to fame as one of the most prominent YouTubers and online personalities of the 21st Century. His success brings financial rewards, and his growing exotic car collection reflects this. 

YouTuber and online personality Logan Paul is no stranger to the spotlight. Along with his brother Jake Paul, he is now one of the best-known content creators on the planet.

While not all of his news features are for the right reason, his success is undeniable with 22 million + followers. His car collection reflects this, and contains some very unusual and unique vehicles.

 

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IT’S FINISHED!!! Three months of customization and “The Cool Bus” is finally complete 😈 We turned a regular, boring school bus into the most ridiculously obnoxious and savage content machine in the United States. It’s not a head turner – it’s a god damn neck breaker… AND IT BANGS, @WestCoastCustoms y’all killed it 🔥🔥🔥 FEATURES: Smart glass (automatic window tint), 30 interior speakers, electric winch, color changing LED lights, toilet, microwave, kitchen, hammock on the inside, 50 inch flatscreen with Apple TV & wifi, two @Lovesac beanbags, air conditioning, an intercom system and a bunch of other dope stuff 😂🙌🏼 (p.s. swipe over and check out the tires, always plug, Merch link in bio YEET)

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Logan Paul’s car collection

One of the best-known vehicles in Logan’s collection is his Mercedes G-Class G500 4×4 squared. While that may be a mouthful of a name, it is an undeniably impressive bit of kit.

Despite being dramatically styled from the factory, Logan took his 4×4 squared one step further and sent it to RDB LA for a number of personal customizations. Dubbed ‘The Yeti’ once completed, the imposing jeep was fitted with a massive snowplow – the first in the world to receive such treatment.

Alongside his ‘Yeti’ Logan also has another standout custom vehicle – the ‘Cool Bus’. A fully customized and kitted-out ex-school bus, this isn’t a regular vehicle for Logan but is instead used a way of promoting his merch.

Featuring a custom teal blue wrap, pumped-up sound system, heavy-duty front winch, and custom exhaust system, the Cool Bus is a serious piece of marketing kit.

Logan Paul Polaris Slingshot
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His Polaris slingshot is one of his less practical vehicles.

Logan Paul exotic cars

While Logan isn’t one to splash out on expensive supercars in the same way his brother Jake does, he still has some interesting performance cars.

His Dodge Challenger is a V8-engined American ‘muscle car’ that is designed for all-out straight-line speed. While not extensively customized in the way his ‘Cool Bus’ is, Logan appears to wrap it to match his latest merch line designs and uses it as another way of promoting his range.

As well as the Challenger, which was given away to one lucky subscriber earlier this year, Logan also has a Polaris Slingshot for a ‘fun’ car. Purchased as a gift to himself on his birthday, it is likely to just be used as a casual car for fun rather than any serious motoring.

While he may not have the biggest collection in the world, Logan has more unique ways of showing his wealth, such as spending $200k on Pokemon cards. Either way, it is still a very unique collection of vehicles for the YouTube star.