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Archie Hamilton explains why he’s finally selling his Porsche GT3 RS

Published: 6/Apr/2020 11:19

by Connor Bennett

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Popular Car YouTuber Archie Hamilton has explained why he’s selling his Porsche GT3 RS after only owning it for around a year.

Like many other car YouTubers, Archie Hamilton has been able to give his viewers a pretty nice look at, and behind the wheel of, some of the world’s most expensive and unique cars. 

That has included a £60,000 Tesla Model 3 that actually has engine noises, but in recent videos, he’s been focusing on his own collection of cars. Though, while fans might enjoy seeing his personal collection, he is finally parting ways with a key piece in the form of his Porsche GT3 RS – even though he said he wasn’t going to. 

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Archie Hamilton has shown off some pretty unique cars on his YouTube channel.

The Porsche racing driver explained why, after around a year owning the car and much deliberation, he’s decided to move on and sell the car in his newest video. 

“I’ve made it no secret that, this year, I’m making my racing return in the GT4 series, so keeping the GT3 RS, it just… yeah, it was time for it to go,” Archie said, noting that when he first got the car it was “the best thing ever,” but he’s since done everything he wanted to with it.

“I actually did everything I wanted to do with it,” the popular British YouTuber added, “and I just came to the decision that now is the right time [to let it go.]”

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While selling a car can come with a pretty heavy financial loss, Archie noted that his GT3 RS might be a little more valuable than normal considering it has an ultraviolet paint job that has since been discontinued. 

“It’s between 150 and 160,000 pounds but that’s a lot of car for the money because this, what I paid for it, it’s not too dissimilar – so they are holding money really, really well,” he continued. 

Though the racer said himself that he might have been making the wrong decision by selling it, he added that it was pretty much the last time he’d ever see it and sit in the driver’s seat. 

What he’ll opt to buy in terms of a replacement, however, will come further down the line, so fans will have to keep their eyes peeled to his uploads.

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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.