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CouRage unveils his new Lamborghini “dream car” and it’s incredible

Published: 21/Aug/2020 23:28 Updated: 22/Aug/2020 0:24

by Bill Cooney

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100 Thieves content creator Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop unveiled his brand new Lamborghini Urus on Twitter – and the supercar is even decked out in his org’s trademark red and black.

CouRage revealed earlier he had ordered the Lambo nine months prior, and was expecting the delivery to happen the week of August 21. Apparently, it arrived right on time.

Lamborghini’s first time making a ‘Super SUV’, the same kind of Urus CouRage got, is powered by a 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine putting out 641hp and smashing 0-60 in under four seconds. Starting at $220k, with its additional options, the price could easily exceed a quarter of a million dollars.

The content creator said the SUV was a “great mix of luxury, speed, and sex appeal,” and after seeing what the finished product looks like, we’re definitely inclined to agree.

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You couldn’t fit any more red on black inside CouRage’s new car if you tried.
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CouRage even got red brake pads, now that is commitment.
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The back of CouRage’s new Lambo almost looks as good as the front. Almost.

In the YouTube video documenting CouRage picking up his new whip, he revealed he was at the Lambo dealership getting the keys at the same time that TimTheTatman managed to win his first game of Fall Guys.

Tim’s Odyssey aside though, the streaming star revealed that, while he loves the iconic two-seater sports cars Lamborghini’s famous for, when it came to his personal vehicle, he wanted something a little more practical.

“My vision with it was I wanted something with space, that I could fit friends in, drive around, go on a road trip,” he said. “While I do love the two-seater, low to the ground cars, I just didn’t want it as something I’d be driving on a daily basis.”

The features CouRage chose to trick out his Lambo with would put Xzibit and Pimp My Ride to shame. Take, for example, the seats, which actually have a massage chair feature built right in. It also has settings for any kind of terrain or driving you could possibly imagine, from sport to off-roading in the snow.

A large touchscreen on the dash basically controls almost every feature of the car, including the heated/cooled/massage seats, GPS system, and the interior lighting.

As anyone would do with a brand new quarter of a million-dollar vehicle, the streamer went and picked up some of his friends to show it off. With 100 Thieves founder Matthew “Nadeshot” Hagg along for the ride, he really opened it up to see what the Urus had under the hood.

Awesome features and technical specs aside though, the new Lambo owner put it very simply: “It’s fast, it looks good, it sounds great, and that’s what matters to me.”

As for what kind of content will be using his new ride to produce remains to be seen, but he did ask fans to leave suggestions on what he should name her, and yes, according to CouRage, his Urus is a she.

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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.