James May absolutely roasts YouTubers for the cars they drive - Dexerto

James May absolutely roasts YouTubers for the cars they drive

Published: 9/Mar/2020 4:30 Updated: 9/Mar/2020 14:42

by David Purcell


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.

James May was very critical of a few cars YouTube stars are driving around in.

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.


Russian Instagram influencer torches his $150,000 Mercedes on purpose

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:46

by Bill Cooney


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.