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Alex Choi gets payback on cops by ‘pulling them over’ in his Lamborghini

Published: 26/Aug/2020 12:50 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 16:48

by Kieran Bicknell

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After being pulled over and surrounded by police during a recent stunt with his mates; Alex Choi got his own back on the local police department, utilizing his crazy Lamborghini build to its full extent.

Alex’s Lambo build certainly attracts a lot of attention wherever it goes, but it seems that he’s finally found a good use for the flashing lights fixed to the roof of the car.

On August 21, Alex posted a number of videos to his Instagram story showing himself and his friends out for a drive. Alongside these videos is one showing Nate Rossi doing donuts in his McLaren 570s, whipping the car round and round in circles in a cloud of tire smoke.

While pulling donuts in a supercar is an impressive stunt, it does often attract the wrong kind of attention for the driver and anyone else around them. Unfortunately, that was exactly the sort of attention that they drew.

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Alex gets his own back…

In videos shared on his Instagram which were later shared by YouTuber Life of Palos, Alex shows himself and two other cars surrounded by cop cars, likely due to the donuts and other stunts that were seen on his social media earlier on in the evening.

It seems that the cops did specifically target Nate though, rather than Alex. He was in his Tesla (not seen earlier in the evening) and in one particular video the camera pans over to the McLaren with Alex asking “oh Nate… what did you do?”

Sadly there is no further information on how the evening’s events panned out; But in a set of photos posted to his Instagram, it seems Alex got his own form of ‘revenge’ on the cops.

 

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the tables have turned…

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In the post, it appears that Alex has ‘pulled over’ a police car in his own twin-turbocharged, highly-customized Lamborghini Huracan.

The whole thing was in jest, of course; But between the caption of the image series and the comment section, plenty of people – Alex included – wished it was a real case of turning the tables on the cops themselves.

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SSC accused of faking 331mph speed record revealed on Top Gear

Published: 27/Oct/2020 11:53

by Kieran Bicknell

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With the automotive world rocked by the SSC Tuatara’s record-breaking run during October 2020, YouTuber Shmee 150 has raised a number of doubts about the credibility of their record.

Land speed records are nothing new – ever since the dawn of the motor car, drivers have been competing to go faster and faster in an all-out race to beat each other’s top speeds.

With competitors Bugatti having set the previous production car speed record of 304.77mph in a Bugatti Chiron Super Sport, SSC has now obliterated their record… or have they?

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The SSC Tuatara is the record holder for the world’s fastest production car, but many have pointed out there are issues with the footage.

Top Gear announces SSC Tuatara speed record

When BBC’s Top Gear announced the breaking news that the SSC Tuatara had broken the production car speed records, the automotive world went into pandemonium. To break any speed record is an incredible achievement, but to do so by such a massive margin is almost unheard of.

The record attempt itself was also unusual in that it was carried out on a stretch of public road. A closed-off section of dead-straight road near Las Vegas provided the setting, totaling seven miles long.

Unfortunately for SSC and potentially for Top Gear, a number of popular online personalities and journalists have now called out SSC, claiming that the record is “fake.”

SSC World Record run controversy

YouTuber Shmee150 has been one such journalist, and put out a very convincing video debunking the record attempt on October 26.

The first major issue that he identified is that the tires on the Tuatara were allegedly ‘stock’ tires. Since they were not made specifically for the record attempt (to the best of his knowledge) they would’ve been rated for a significantly lower speed than 300+ mph.

Shmee then goes further to discuss the timings between set points on the route. By calculating the distance covered and the time it took for the Tuatara to cover that distance, he was able to work out a rough average speed.

SSC Footage slowed down?

Unfortunately, the speed between the first and second point that he highlighted is significantly different to that shown by the on-board footage that Top Gear released. According to his calculations, either the onboard footage was slowed down “by around 30%” for some reason, or the figures shown are totally wrong.

He also points out that the dashboard was obscured in the first-person view footage, despite the fact the reading should’ve mirrored that of the telemetry. As Shmee points out, the car is always going faster than the calculated average speed, which is a “mathematical impossibility.. you can’t dispute [it].”

By Shmee’s calculations, the Tuatara only reached a peak speed of “around 280 miles an hour”. Given that the original video was a Top Gear exclusive, it will be interesting to see how this situation develops.