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Jake Paul reveals insane $100,000 “emergency response vehicle”

Published: 23/Mar/2020 21:12

by Alan Bernal

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YouTube star Jake Paul revealed his new Jeep that was turned into a massive “emergency response vehicle” with some serious upgrades throughout its frame.

Coming off of his boxing win against AnEsonGib, Jake made good on his post-match promise of investing in more “depreciating assets” by purchasing the $100,000 mammoth that can traverse cars, uneven terrain, and even street barriers in his neighborhood.

The younger Paul brother had full intention of utilizing the beast of a car that transformed a 1947 Willys Jeep CJ2A by infusing it with an engine block that churns out 815 horsepower while being propelled on four 54 inch tires.

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The lifted Jeep towered over everyone at the Team 10 house.

“So I ordered a Zombie apocalypse vehicle off of eBay and it’s arriving right now,” Jake said. He quipped that the escalating worldwide concerns made him want “a giant off-road vehicle that could handle anything and drive over cars.”

But it didn’t look like even he was fully expecting the behemoth that was delivered to the Team 10 mansion.

Both Jake and girlfriend Julia Rose looked minuscule riding together in the Black Ops 4×4 custom creation.

Neither of the social media stars or the Team 10 mansion’s neighbors were ready for the absolute destruction and mayhem that the off-roading Jeep was about to unleash.

“You guys literally wonder why every single person on the block is putting their house up for sale,” a neighbor said, smiling and astounded at Jake’s new car. “Because of this kid out here, this degenerate driving a tractor Jeep up the hill.”

Paul can be seen going over a nearby hillside, trampling a stowed car on the Team 10 Mansion lot, and easily making its way down the concrete barriers of a nearby yard.

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The modded Jeep made easy work of the stress tests Jake put it through.

Although, the car looked incredibly out of place on the road next to the sedans and SUVs that popular his local streets.

Even Jake had creeping suspicions that the car was too powerful for the road, jokingly saying: “I was driving it and I was thinking ‘I think we’re going to blow up right now.’”

The test drive went without a hitch, though, and Jake might be feeling pretty confident that he can pull through any crisis with his epic off-roading car.

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SSC responds to backlash over ‘faked’ Tuatara 331mph record run

Published: 30/Oct/2020 10:58 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 11:00

by Kieran Bicknell

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Following a jubilant celebration of achieving an alleged 331mph, SSC North America have been forced to admit the video for their record run is inaccurate, following backlash from numerous media outlets.

What should’ve been an epic achievement of automotive technology and driving has transformed into a nightmare for SSC North America. After their Tuatara ‘megacar’ apparently broke the world production car speed record, a number of prominent automotive media outlets and YouTubers said the video was faked.

These were not hollow, empty statements either. Even big-name YouTubers such as Shmee150 got in on the act, and presented several convincing arguments against SSC, including a number of mathematical analytics that could not be doubted.

SSC did attempt to fight back, claiming that GPS company Dewetron had ‘validated’ the run, but even this has now been cast into doubt. Following the backlash, Dewetron themselves have issued a statement saying they “did not validate any data from world record attempts or preceding tests.”

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According to Jerod Shelby, there were “inaccuracies” in the video shown.

SSC Tuatara record run video issues

Now, SSC CEO Jerod Shelby has explained the situation, citing a “video mix-up” as the cause of the inconsistencies. According to Shelby, the ‘wrong video’ was overlaid with the data log displays, which lead to a “variance in sync points” when media outlets had analyzed the video.

Not only that, but according to Jerod there are “two videos, each with inaccurate information” that the team “hadn’t double-checked the accuracy of the video before it was released.”

Given that this is a monumental event in the world of automotive performance, it seems strange that the quality control would not have been ultra-scrutinized before the video released on BBC’s Top Gear.

Does the SSC speed record still stand?

While the video issues have finally been addressed by SSC North America themselves, there is no word as to whether the official record attempt has been impacted.

According to Shelby, the “accuracy of the equipment and speed sensor” are both confirmed in a letter from GPS suppliers Dewetron, which was issued when they got the equipment.

The official submission to the Guinness World Records Association is also yet to be made, due to waiting on “third-party pieces of information.” Whether or not the record will be validated is still unclear.