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Cleetus McFarland takes beastly 900 HP Mustang GT500 for a spin

Published: 7/Mar/2020 1:15

by Bill Cooney

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Fans of American cars can usually be divided into two categories: those who prefer Chevy, and Ford fans – but the 2020 Mustang GT500 may have just won over auto YouTuber and Chevrolet enthusiast Cleetus McFarland.

Even before getting the heavily modified orange muscle car out on the track, McFarland had to admit that it was the “best looking Mustang” he’d ever seen.

The car didn’t just look slick, either: apparently it has an app for everything under the sun, including burnouts, which look just as sick whether computer-controlled or not.

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McFarland said all he had to do was “hit a button” to start the epic burnout.

“That was a really good burnout,” the YouTuber admitted after pulling off the stunt. “It gave me a timer, everything, and then you hit the OK button and your foot is literally off the brake and it starts to pull forward.”

A quick test drive around some back roads was enough to put a smile on the Chevy fan’s face before he even got the purring monster out on the official track.

Once on the racetrack, the Mustang’s 900 horsepower was finally able to come out and play, and it didn’t take long for McFarland to realize this was one bad machine.

“Oh my god, this thing is incredibly fast, it’s really fast!” the Floridian said as he whipped around the course. “Good god dude, the brakes are so good too.”

To finish things off, McFarland did his best to vaporize what was left of the Mustang’s tires with a burnout run that almost made the vehicle look like it was on fire.

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Pictured: the face of a man having way too much fun destroying some tires.

“Overall, this is the best Mustang I’ve ever driven,” McFarland admitted. “I think 82 (thousand dollars) is a bit up there, but it’s going to be an amazing car to have.”

As the video mentions, the $82,000 price tag might put this car out of range for most buyers, but it still looks like a ton of fun to get behind the wheel if you get the chance.

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Russian Instagram influencer torches his $150,000 Mercedes on purpose

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:46

by Bill Cooney

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An Instagram influencer literally set his own $150,000 Mercedes Benz on fire after he got fed up with how his local dealership was repairing it.

Several videos of Russian Instagram and YouTube star Mikhail Litvin torching the black GT 63 S went viral over the weekend, with people around the internet both amazed and horrified that someone has enough extra cash rolling around they can just send a luxury car up in flames.

But, Litvin’s display surprisingly wasn’t just a random instance of pure, nihilistic capitalism captured on film, as he claims he was sending a message to his local Mercedes dealership and the company as a whole.

The saga begins like this: Mikhail bought a brand new GT 63 S (running around $140,000 to $160,000) and somehow, broke the engine five times in a row through various automotive shenanigans.

Eventually, he became fed up with how his local Mercedes Benz dealership was repairing the vehicle each time he brought it in, even replacing the turbo kit with one purchased off of eBay at one point.

Paying to have sub-par parts installed in his car seems to have been the final straw for the Russian, who filled his trunk up with gasoline and brought plenty of cameras to a deserted field to send his vehicle off with a Viking funeral.

After bathing the car in fuel, Litvin lights a Looney Tunes-style trail from offscreen and the poor four-door goes up in a massive fireball.

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Litvin made sure not to miss a spot.

After contemplating all the memories he had in the Mercedes while the inferno raged behind him, the YouTuber drove into the sunset with his new whip, a classic teal Lada that only needed a little bit of a running start to get going.

With over 11 million followers on Instagram and 4 million subscribers on YouTube, chances are good that Litvin will be picking up a fly new car sometime soon to replace the smoking heap that was his GT 63 S.

Exactly what he’ll replace it with remains to be seen, but we’d bet he’ll have a video out about it when he does.