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Emelia Hartford reveals crazy plan after blowing up her C8 Corvette

Published: 6/Aug/2020 15:49

by Kieran Bicknell


Blowing up your car is never good, but when life gives you lemons, you’ve got to make lemonade. YouTuber Emelia Hartford is doing exactly that after destroying her C8 Corvette, having revealed the big plans in store for the twin-turbo vehicle.

During a test ‘pull’ prior to setting off on a 1000-mile rally, Emelia’s twin-turbocharged C8 Corvette suffered a severe failure. With Emelia thinking that it was a bent rod or broken valve, she had no choice but to take it back to the workshop to investigate further.


Having now dropped the LT2 motor out of the Corvette and disassembled the block, it seems that the main issue is in fact the flywheel, which has been damaged by a bent rod. Whilst this may seem like an easier fix, neither Emelia nor her crew seem to know anywhere that they can get a replacement flywheel.

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Choosing to make lemonade from lemons; Hartford then announces that her dreams of building a 9-second car look like they’re well on their way to becoming reality, thanks to a new partnership with renowned tuning shop Texas Speed & Performance.


The plan to rebuild the C8

With the engine block severely damaged and with the car currently un-drivable due to the flywheel issue, now is the perfect time for Hartford to go ‘full send’ on this project and hopefully achieve her dream of running a 9-second quarter-mile time.

Emelia Hartford LT2 Engine
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The engine will now be put in a crate and shipped off to Texas to be rebuilt

It seems that blowing up her C8 couldn’t have come at a better time, since TS&P actually need a C8 for some R&D, meaning that both Emelia and the tuning shop benefit from this arrangement.

While the full extent of the motor plan is yet to be confirmed, there was plenty of discussion around fitting a stroker kit to the motor to increase displacement.


This would be in addition to the complete bottom-end rebuild required to get the C8 back to full health, and hopefully breaking into the 9-second club at the drag strip.

Rounding off by saying that she and her team have “lots of plans and things they want to do” there’s no doubt that they’ll be pushing the performance of the LT2-powered Corvette to the limits.


Most ridiculously expensive cars owned by rappers revealed

Published: 13/Oct/2020 13:29

by Kieran Bicknell


Musicians have one of the most intensive lifestyles in the world, touring the globe to promote their work to millions of people. Thankfully, hard work brings rewards, which rappers often spend on incredible car collections.

Luxury items such as exotic cars are seen as a status symbol. They’re a fantastic way to not only ‘flex’ wealth, but also make a statement wherever they go.


Successful rappers such as Drake and Travis Scott love nothing more than showing off their success with ultra-expensive cars, but they’re far from the only ones. Below, we’ve rounded up five of the most expensive cars ever to be owned by rap artists for your enjoyment.

Drake Mansory Phantom
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Drake’s custom Mansory Phantom set him back at least $700,000.

5. Drake’s Mansory Bushukan Phantom – $700,000+

Drake has an insane amount of cars, but one of his most recognizable is his custom Rolls-Royce Phantom.


Modified by Mansory, the Phantom features a one-off design incorporating a number of OVO elements, including a custom OVO gold owl hood ornament.

Travis Scott Landaulet
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One of the most unusual cars in Travis’ collection is the Maybach G650 Landaulet, with only 99 made worldwide.

4. Travis Scott’s Maybach G650 Landaulet – $1 million

Travis Scott has one of the most incredible car collections of any rapper. Featuring Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Bugattis, one of the rarest (and most expensive) cars is his Maybach G650 Landaulet.

With only 99 built, the G650 Landaulet is based upon the Mercedes G Wagon. Featuring a custom extended body with convertible rear section, the G650 puts out over 600hp from its V12 engine.


3. Post Malone’s McLaren Senna XP – $1.7 million

Post Malone is known for his keen love of custom and exotic cars. With his fleet ranging from a custom 1992 Ford Explorer (which he named a song after) to Rolls-Royces, the jewel in this rapper’s collection is undoubtedly his McLaren Senna.

His Senna is no ordinary hypercar, however, with Post having one of the ultra-rare prototypes from McLaren themselves. Dubbed the Senna XP, Master of Monaco, this one-off prototype is worth significantly more than a standard McLaren Senna.

Kanye West McLaren SLR Stirling Moss
Kanye’s McLaren SLR Stirling Moss is one of only 75 in the world.

2. Kanye West’s McLaren SLR ‘Stirling Moss’ – $2 million

Kanye’s collection is an eclectic one, but the standout car has to be his McLaren SLR Stirling Moss. Based on the already legendary McLaren SLR, the ‘Stirling Moss’ edition pays tribute to the legendary racing driver of the same name.


Featuring an open two-seat cockpit, 641bhp, and a top speed of 220 mph, the SLR Stirling Moss is a serious performance car. It’s collectible, too, and could turn out to be a very good investment for Kanye in the long run.

JayZ Maybach Exelero
The Maybach Exelero is one of the most exclusive cars ever built.

1. Jay Z’s Maybach Exelero – $8 million

Jay-Z has a car collection that is worth more than most celebrities’ entire net worth. The crown of his collection is undoubtedly the ultra-rare, ultra-expensive Maybach Exelero.


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One of only 12 known to exist, the Exelero is a 2.6 ton, ultra-luxurious performance coupe. Not only does it look incredible, but it also holds the world speed record for a luxury vehicle on street-legal tires.

Powered by a 700hp V12 engine, the Exerlero is capable of reaching a top speed well in excess of 200 mph.