The Grand Tour’s James May knows a fair bit about the vehicle industry and after being exposed to some of the cars top YouTubers are driving around in right now, it’s fair to say he wasn’t impressed.
The former Top Gear co-host has enjoyed tremendous success in reviewing different inventions in the past, whether that’s top of the range vehicles in his TV shows or something more simple like breaking down the world’s best toys in Toy Stories. Clearly, he’s got a good eye for what works and what doesn’t.
Now, during a video uploaded to the DRIVETRIBE YouTube channel on March 8, the successful presenter and journalist went through different content creators one by one and looked at the cars they had bought – including The Stradman, Mr JWW and more. Some left him reeling off a scathing review of their selections, while others saw him scratching his head.
May has reviewed some of the world’s most popular classic vehicles in the past, but this time it was all about seeing what his verdict was on the stars of the future – people who create content online and get paid for it.
While there were many names included in the list, his most brutal roasting was definitely targeted at Adam LZ with a little tongue-in-cheek comment. Adam has over 2.74 million subscribers on YouTube and regularly posts video on the platform drifting around in new cars, some of which are part of his personal collection.
May said: “Oh yes, Adam LZ’s Nissan 370Z. Now, he’s put a twin turbo something or other in this and I think it develops something like 850 or 900 horse power he claims. Has he been put on the lie detector? Does he know it’s true?”
He added: “I think it’s nearly killed him a couple of times. It looks like it should kill him. It looks like he might be grateful for it actually. Yeah, but no. The bonnet doesn’t fit, the hood I should say, never have your engine exposed.”
The former Top Gear man was slightly kinder with other content creators, though, but not all. He described Seen Through Glass’ Ferrari 360 as one of those made by the manufacturer that really looks good in red, while describing Supercars of London’s Lamborghini Murcielago as “too fat and too big.”
James May has been quite vocal about his concerns on many things in the car industry of late, including electric vehicles, which he says he’s a huge advocate of because they are helping the environment. However, battery issues – he believes – may he holding them back.
He never held back his views on any of these YouTuber cars, though, in a revealing video. Will any of the creators respond by picking a car he actually likes in the future or perhaps even have him on their channel? We’ll have to wait and see.