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David Dobrik explains why a random stranger owns his Aston Martin

Published: 24/Sep/2020 10:57

by Kieran Bicknell


Having revealed his gorgeous new Aston Martin DB11 in a ‘mukbang’ video earlier in 2020, David Dobrik has announced on his podcast that he doesn’t actually own the car at all.

After ‘christening’ his new DB11 with plenty of fried chicken along with fellow YouTuber Ugh its Joe, David has now revealed it’s not actually his car at all.

In his typical ‘matter of fact’ style, he announces “I just got a new car… it’s an Aston Martin” casually on the ‘Views’ podcast.

However, not everything is as it seems. David explains that he “went to the place to get the car” but decided that he didn’t actually want to own it long-term.

Aston Martin DB11 Frosted Blue
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Dobrik’s Aston DB11 is similar to this UK-Registered example in ‘Frosted Blue.’

Buying the car for just three months?

Asking the dealership if it was possible to buy the car “just for three months.” He also stated that he’d “plug them on Instagram” before mentioning that he would indeed pay them for the three months, as expected.

Explaining why he wanted it for such a short time, David said “I’m going to get bored of it.” Being able to simply ‘get bored’ with an exotic car after three months isn’t a bad problem to have, but it did present an issue for Dobrik.

Unfortunately for David, the dealer said their ‘entire business model’ was built on people “getting bored of their sports cars.” This meant that he would have to buy or lease the car, and then go through the arduous selling process in a few months time.

As luck would have it, an anonymous wealthy fan happened to be in the dealership at the same time.

David goes on to explain how the fan gave him his card, said they should collaborate on something and left. Later on, the generous stranger actually texted him to follow up on their conversation.

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“Do you want me to buy the car?”

Saying “Hey, do you want me to just… buy the car, and I’ll just lease the car out to you” the text caught David by surprise.

This situation not only solved Dobrik’s long-term car commitment issue, but also allowed the benefactor to pursue one of his own dreams of starting an exotic car rental company.

By leasing the car off of the anonymous buyer, David is able to own the Aston Martin for as long as he wants, and then simply hand it back to the buyer when he is done with it.

While it is an unusual situation, many YouTubers finance their cars and pay monthly, so in reality, this is no different.


Forza Horizon 4 Backstage cars list, location & passes

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:49

by Kieran Bicknell


Series 28 of Forza Horizon 4 saw a number of updates and changes implemented, with one of the biggest being the introduction of Horizon Backstage. We explain how to access this new area, and give a rundown of all the cars available. 

The Forza Backstage area was added to Forza Horizon 4 as part of the Series 28 update on October 13, 2020.

Allowing players access to exclusive, ultra-rare, and hard-to-find cars, the Backstage area is an exciting new addition to the game. Along with making it easier to find such rare cars, it also makes them far more accessible, as each featured vehicle only costs one ‘Backstage Pass’ rather than millions of credits.

Horizon Backstage LocationHorizon Backstage is located behind the main Horizon Festival stage.

How to access Horizon Backstage

Forza Horizon 4 Backstage can be accessed much the same as the ‘Autoshow’ in the game.

Players can either drive to the physical location found behind the main Horizon Festival Stage, or access via the ‘Autoshow’ menu.

You can also access the area via the pause menu, by selecting “Horizon Backstage” under the ‘Cars’ tab.

Horizon Backstage Car ListEach car costs 1 Backstage Pass, and is limited to one per player.

Forza Horizon 4 Backstage Passes

Each vehicle in the Backstage area is available for purchase by players. Instead of the usual method of obtaining cars via in-game credits or Forzathon points, each vehicle costs 1x Backstage Pass.

These passes are awarded to players once they reach certain milestones in Festival event playlists. Passes are not specific to particular cars, and can be used for any vehicles featured in the backstage area.

Players can also accumulate passes, as they do not have an expiry date. It is important to note, however, that each featured car is limited to only one per player.

Horizon Backstage car votingThe Forza Horizon 4 community has the opportunity to vote which cars make it to Backstage.

Horizon Backstage cars

The cars featured in Horizon Backstage are chosen via community vote. From what we can see, previous cars stick around after their initial period, and currently, players are able to access Backstage featured cars from the previous seven days.

Currently available Horizon Backstage cars:

  • 1999 Lotus Elise Series 1 Sport 190
  • 2012 Ferrari 599XX Evo
  • 1965 Hoonigan Gymkhana 10 Hoonicorn Mustang
  • 2005 Hot Wheels Ford Mustang
  • 1970 Porsche 914/6
  • 2018 Honda Civic Type R
  • 1994 Nissan Fairlady Z Version S Twin Turbo
  • 2001 TVR Tuscan S