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Archie Hamilton reveals why he’s selling all of his cars

Published: 16/Sep/2020 17:31

by Kieran Bicknell

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As one of the biggest automotive YouTubers from the UK, Archie Hamilton has had his fair share of incredible cars. Recently though, he’s been selling them off one-by-one, prompting a number of followers to ask why he appears to be selling all of his cars.

Having recently sold his AMG A45 and Porsche GT3 RS, many of Archie Hamilton’s followers have been wondering whether he’s run out of money, or if there is some other motive behind the sudden downsizing of his car collection.

With the engine in his racing 911 also having blown up, it wouldn’t be too hard to imagine that the YouTube star is indeed selling his cars to free up some cash flow. According to Archie however, that is not the case.

Archie Hamilton Racing BMW M8
YouTube: Archie Hamilton Racing
Archie says he won’t be selling his BMW M8 Competition any time soon.

Racing is causing a “financial strain”

Updating his “loyal subscribers” on his YouTube channel the first item on the agenda is his BMW M8 Competition. According to Archie, this car is “going nowhere.” That having been said, he has previously stated the same about the A45 and the GT3 RS, so this is subject to change.

Addressing his racing disaster, Archie does admit that the engine “going bang is somewhat of a financial strain” but refuses to confirm or deny whether this is one of the factors behind his garage changes.

The Porsche GT3 RS was sold as “there was a good offer on the table, and I decided to take it… so why not.” Regarding the A45, he accepted a spur-of-the-moment offer from his good friend Tony, which allows him to “get something else to mix content up.”

New cars coming to the Archie Hamilton Racing channel

There will be new cars to take their place, however, as Archie admits he’s “on the hunt” for a new supercar to create content with. There doesn’t appear to be any rush for the hunt however, as he says there are too many other things going on that take priority.

Despite his dramatic issues in his racing career, it turns out that Archie is not selling his cars to make up for lack of cash flow, rather he’s making space for a new car. Earlier in 2020, he canceled his order for a new Audi RS6, something which he has admitted regretting greatly.

Pitching the question to his viewers, he asks whether he should get an RS6 Avant, AMG GTS, AMG GT, or “other things.” Given that he already has a Porsche Taycan on order, it looks like the AHR garage may get a major shake-up before the year is over.

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Forza Horizon 4 player turns Ferrari 599 Evo into a plane with crazy mod

Published: 24/Oct/2020 7:12 Updated: 24/Oct/2020 8:46

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Forza Horizon 4 is all about pushing the envelope and watching it bend, but one player kicked it to a whole new level when they took the skies in a heavily-tuned Ferrari 599 Evo and made it seem like a plane.

Forza Horizon 4 is the pinnacle when it comes to racing games. It’s visually stunning, the gameplay is smooth, and it has an enormous catalog of cars, vehicles, and racetracks. The list goes on and on.

However, what makes it truly remarkable is the sheer level of customization. Players can change everything from air-filters, clutch, engines, and manifolds to suspension and tires. It’s an excellent system with a lot of depth.

Naturally, this means there is a lot of room for creativity, and no two vehicles will be the same. Players love to create and share their cars with the broader Forza Horizon 4 community.  They also love to share videos of insane stunt jumps and other incredible feats too.

One player decided to take it a step further and mix the two after posting an incredible video of them going airborne in a heavily-tuned Ferrari 599 Evo. “First test jump with new tune went well…” they said.

Sure, it might not be realistic. But there’s something poetic about seeing a souped-up Ferrari Evo spread its wings and fly like an eagle.

Plus, it’s even better when it happens in a dewy morning sky with snowy mountain ranges in the background. 

Sadly, the car went way too high for the game to recognize it as a legitimate stunt challenge. In other words, it didn’t break any records, and the player wasn’t rewarded for their efforts.

Forza Horizon 4 Stunt Jump Plane
Microsoft Studios
The Ferrari 599 Evo is one of the fastest cars in the game.

Still, it blew the minds of everyone else in the thread and generated a bit of hype. That’s what truly matters in the end, right?

Unfortunately, the original poster remained tight-lipped on the specific details of the tune, even though people were desperate to know.

Thankfully, one user pointed others in the direction of what it might have been. “Just get the 599xx Evo and go to the tunes menu and look for the highest rated one that has top speed or something in the name,” they said.

Forza Horizon 4 Tune Plane

It’s impossible to know whether that’s the same tune as the one used in the video.

However, it does seem like the Ferrari Evo is quite a beast, so it might still be enough for others to follow in the footsteps of the original poster and take to the skies.