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Life of Palos reveals his new Ferrari FF with “dream” specs

Published: 30/Sep/2020 12:24

by Kieran Bicknell

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Best-known for his news round-ups, YouTuber Life of Palos is also an avid petrolhead and owns a number of exotic cars. Now, he’s added a Ferrari F12 to his fleet in his “dream” specification.

Having teased that he was getting “a new V12” in a number of his recent videos, YouTuber Life of Palos – real name Aaron – has now revealed that his latest car is a 2013 Ferrari FF V12.

Replacing the 707hp Dodge Challenger Hellcat in his garage, the new FF will take its place next to his McLaren 570s, making his garage more supercar-oriented than ever before.

Buying this Ferrari is a “dream come true” for Palos, as it “represents years of hard work to get to be able to buy this.”

Ferrari FF Life of Palos
YouTube: Life of Palos
Aaron says he “loves” the yellow dial in the middle of the FF’s instrument cluster.

Life of Palos Ferrari FF spec

Choosing a very ‘classy’ spec, the FF is finished in white ‘Bianca Avus’ with a black leather interior. Palos also gives us a hint at future plans, stating “we’re going to do some kind of wrap design, and the black interior is going to look the best for what we’re going to be doing.”

Revealing why he chose the V12 Ferrari FF over anything else, Aaron explains that he’s already ‘ticked’ the two-seater box with his 570s. “I wanted something I could take some friends up into the mountain with and have some fun” with its 4 seats and ‘GT’ styling, the FF is perfect for such trips.

Practicality is also important, with one of his “favorite” things about the FF is it being “a Ferrari with actual trunk space.”

Life of Palos Ferrari FF build

Starting the FF for the first time, he confesses “I never in a million years, as I was a kid, thought that I’d be able to have a Ferrari of my own.”

Thankfully, his wife is also a big fan of the FF. Sitting in the car, he says “you look like a natural” while her response was simply “yeah, I’ll take it!” With such a big purchase as this, having the support of his family is a big deal for Palos.

With plans to do a full build on the car including “straight piping it, wrapping it, new wheels, maybe a tune…” it seems that Palos has plenty in store for his YouTube community.

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The insane tech inside GMC’s new $100,000 Hummer EV pickup

Published: 30/Oct/2020 16:25

by Kieran Bicknell

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When GM announced that the next Hummer was going to be electric, few believed them. Fast forward to 2020, and the all-new Hummer is indeed fully electric, and packed to the brim with crazy technology, as YouTuber Doug DeMuro discovered.

Electric vehicles (EVs) are all the rage at the moment. With the state of California announcing the ban of combustion-engined (petrol & diesel) cars from 2035 and the entire country of England doing the same, the race is on for manufacturers to bring EVs to the masses.

While GM’s new Hummer isn’t aimed at the masses – since it starts at $100,000 – it is a massive step for the company. It becomes even more significant when you realize precious Hummers were gas-guzzling behemoths, though this one isn’t exactly small.

Doug DeMuro with Hummer EV
YouTube: Doug DeMuro
The Hummer’s light bar at the front doubles up as both an illumination device and a charging status bar.

Doug DeMuro reviews the 2020 Hummer EV

YouTuber Doug DeMuro is no stranger to reviewing prototype vehicles, and that’s exactly what he has his hands on for his October 29 video.

While he was unable to drive the Hummer on the open road, he still got to delve deep into the interesting tech and design of the new EV.

With an all-electric range of 350 miles, the Hummer is ideal for everyday driving. Coupled with an ever-increasing EV charging network, and the possibility of an electric-only lifestyle becomes very real indeed.

Features of the 2020 Hummer EV

The light bar on the front of the Hummer is instantly recognizable, but its coolest element is initially hidden. When plugged in to charge, the light bar turns into a battery charge gauge, showing just how much charge is in the battery.

Inside, the interior is firmly rooted in 21st-century design, and represents a “big departure from anything else on the market today.” Screens adorn the cabin, with the instrument cluster and infotainment being a fully-digital affair.

The rear window of the Hummer can be lowered, while there are plenty of hidden storage compartments throughout. These are especially useful in the summer, as it allows drivers to park with the windows down, without their valuables being on show.

Not only does the back window roll down, but the entire roof comes off. Called the ‘sky view roof’ the roof comes off into four components, leaving just a roll bar and the windows.

Power for the Hummer EV comes from three electric motors, which result in mind-boggling performance. According to GM, a performance version will be coming that will hit 60mph in less than three seconds. That’s always impressive, but even more so given the size and squared-off shape of the truck.

The first ‘Edition 1’ models are all spoken for, with deliveries aiming to begin during fall 2021. With numerous other variants confirmed by GM, it will be interesting to see how widely-adopted the Hummer EV becomes.