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Has TheStradman bought a Bugatti Veyron? YouTuber buys first hypercar

Published: 24/Aug/2020 16:45 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 16:51

by Kieran Bicknell

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Having teased it for months, posted numerous videos, and even having had a failed purchase, TheStradman has confirmed that he has finally purchased his first-ever hypercar. The only problem is, he doesn’t actually specify which hypercar he’s bought.

It seems that TheStradman is at the end of a long and winding road to find his first-ever hypercar. Having spoken about it over the course of the last few months in various different videos, TheStradman has finally found the car he’s been looking for.

Confirming the purchase in his latest video, he says: “Boys, I have officially found the car. I made an offer on said car, the offer was accepted, I signed the contract, and I wired the money. I officially own a hypercar!”

Unfortunately, that is all the information that we get given by TheStradman himself. Naturally, the internet has gone into overdrive at this point, trying to deduce what car he has actually bought.

Bugatti Chiron and Bugatti Veyron TheStradman
YouTube: TheStradman
Previous video thumbnails have made plentiful use of the Bugatti family, in particular the Veyron.

Could it be a Bugatti Veyron?

The general consensus seems to be that the incoming hypercar will be either a McLaren P1 or a Bugatti Veyron. Some people even believe this so strongly that they made fraudulent offers on TheStradman’s behalf on a McLaren P1 GTR.

With the Bugatti Veyron having featured in a number of previous videos, it seems like the most likely contender to be the newest addition to his fleet.

Previous video thumbnails also attest to the Veyron being the number one contender for being the car that was purchased, with not one but two videos showing the Veyron (with a Chiron in one video) alongside the ‘my first hypercar’ tag/text/title.

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Alongside this, there is a line in his latest video seen above which also points to his first hypercar being the Veyron rather than the P1.

In the video, TheStradman speaks about “thinking back 8 years ago to living in my car in Beverly Hills” and talks about the hypercar being a car he “never imagined in his entire life owning.”

Eight years ago would make it 2012, and with the P1 was not being released until 2013 at the Paris Motor Show, it is likely that he would’ve been spotting Bugatti Veyrons around Beverly Hills during the time period he is speaking about.

While we may not know which car it is yet, TheStradman promises we’ll know soon. Therefore, it’s unlikely we’ll be left in the dark for more than a week or so longer, so long as everything goes to plan.

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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.

Pouring gasoline on a mercedes
Mikhail Litvin/YouTube
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.