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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.

Cleetus McFarland
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.

Cleetus McFarland
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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Matt LeBlanc’s classic car collection is nothing short of extraordinary

Published: 26/Nov/2020 13:52

by Kieran Bicknell

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While many were surprised to see Friends star and sitcom actor Matt LeBlanc as one of the hosts for BBC’s Top Gear for a stint, it turns out LeBlanc is in fact a massive petrolhead, and has a collection of classic cars that is the stuff of dreams.

Anyone that has watched Friends knows the scene where Matt’s character Joey pretends to own a Porsche. Well, it turns out that there’s a degree of truth in that scene — LeBlanc is a massive fan of the Porsche brand, and has a number of their cars in his fleet.

Unlike most celebrity car collections, however, Matt’s is a lot more classic-oriented than most. From early air-cooled Porsches to unusual Jeeps, he has a classic for almost any occasion, as well as a number of cutting-edge supercars for good measure.

Porsche GT2 RS on track
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Matt’s fastest car is his Porsche 911 GT2 RS.

Matt LeBlanc’s incredible Porsche collection

Porsche clearly hold a special place in Matt’s heart. From the air-cooled ‘widowmaker’ 930 911 Turbo to the cutting-edge 911 GT2 RS, his collection spans a number of decades and styles.

There is a noticeable bias towards the classics here, too. Prior to the 996-era of 911 launching in 1997, Porsche’s engines were mostly air-cooled, and this is where most of Matt’s collection is focused. While there are no doubt some hidden gems that are kept away from public eyes, we do know he owns the following:

  • 2012 911 Carrera GTS
  • 1988 964 (911) Carrera
  • 1987 930 (911) Turbo
  • 2014 911 Turbo S
  • 2016 911 R
  • 2017 911 GT2 RS

Despite his love for Porsche, there’s one he’d never buy: A 914. In an interview with Men’s Journal, he said “I’m not a fan of the 914, though I know there are some die-hard fans out there. I’ll get letters about that.”

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Instagram: @mleblanc
As a well-known car enthusiast, Top Gear was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for LeBlanc.

Matt LeBlanc’s exotic cars

While his biggest love is Porsche, Matt also enjoys dabbling in other brands of four-wheeled transport too.

Satisfying his ‘hot hatch’ requirements is his Ford Focus RS, an all-wheel-drive hatchback complete with ‘drift’ button. He also has a classic American muscle car in the form of a De Tomaso Pantera, complete with its room-shaking V8 engine.

Good friend and previous co-host Chris Harris also revealed that Matt has bought himself a Ferrari Testarossa, which will sit nicely alongside his Pantera, and his other Ferraris — a 360 Modena and 458 Italia.

Perhaps the most unusual car in his collection is a Fiat X1/9. This diminutive, rear-engined Italian sports car must’ve struck a chord with LeBlanc, as it’s totally different from anything else in his collection.


With its mix of iconic classics and modern supercars, Matt’s collection is enviable – just don’t tell him you’re a fan of the Porsche 914, whatever you do.