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Manny Khoshbin explains why he sold his Porsche Carrera GT

Published: 30/Mar/2020 12:05 Updated: 30/Mar/2020 13:13

by Jacob Hale

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Car YouTuber Manny Khoshbin has owned some of the most exotic supercars in the world, including the Porsche Carrera GT which he recently sold. Now, he’s explained why it was the right time to get rid.

In February 2020, Khoshbin revealed the insane cost of owning his fleet of supercars, costing him hundreds of thousands of dollars each year – not including the actual cost of the cars, which can exceed $1 million.

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He also revealed that there are three supercars he planned on getting from the Geneva Motor Show which total around $7m, but has actually sold his Porsche Carrera GT, which many would consider a dream car.

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Khoshbin has had his Porsche Carrera GT for around seven years.

Khoshbin explained in his March 26 upload that due to the current crisis affecting the entire world, there is somewhat of a recession and, obviously, people are less interested in buying supercars.

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For that reason, Manny said, he decided to sell some of his less-exclusive cars so that he wouldn’t lose too much value on them during the panic – and that includes his Porsche.

He said that it was simply the right place and the right time to finally let go of the car he had owned for seven years, explaining that if he had sold it two weeks later, he would have got around $100-150,000 less than what he sold it for at the start of March.

As Manny said, he doubled his money on that and “you never go broke making a profit,” which more than justifies why it was the perfect time to get rid of the Carrera GT – which is especially helpful considering how many cars he already has on order.

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Khoshbin then explained that there’s going to be a big crash in the supercar market, and he might be tempted to pick up one or two for the right price since they’ll be cheaper than usual.

By Manny’s explanation, this definitely seems to have been the right decision, especially if it meant an extra $100k or more in the bank. He even hinted that he might buy it back if the price drops enough – which would be the ultimate power move.

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Game Engine dev tears into Dirt 5 on Xbox Series X: “I have no words”

Published: 15/Oct/2020 16:37

by Kieran Bicknell

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With DIRT 5’s release just around the corner, one game engine developer took to YouTube to tear apart the upcoming rally game.

YouTuber More Cherno is a game engine developer and content creator. Reacting to pre-release gameplay footage of the latest DIRT game for the first time, he had plenty to say about DIRT 5 on the Xbox Series X.

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Diving straight in, he admitted he had “not seen the video yet” but given that it was running on next-gen Series X hardware, he “assumed it would look good.”

Immediately it gets off to a bad start. “Why does this look like a Halo game” he jokes, staring at a pre-game loading screen. “I know this is a car game… [but] this environment is ridiculous.”

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DIRT 5 environment graphics
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YouTuber More Cherno was less-than-impressed by the environment in DIRT 5.

More Cherno slams DIRT 5 environment graphics

Before even getting to the main gameplay, Cherno is tearing apart the graphics: “What can anybody say about this… does this look like a next-gen game?” he said mockingly.

Once the gameplay starts, he commented on the cars, saying they look “pretty good” but was confused as to why the ‘finish’ on the paintwork was so dull. He did admit that he ‘gets’ that the game isn’t Need For Speed “with its reflective cars” but would give the car a “seven out of ten, maybe” for its graphics.

It’s clear that the landscape is biggest gripe that he has, saying the environment is “making him dislike the game.” There are some positives within the game system, however. The weather patterns changing draws praise, as do the rain and mud effects on the car as it progresses through the rally stage.

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DIRT 5 on Xbox Series X

Unfortunately for the team behind DIRT 5, that’s about where the praise ends. The environment looks so bad in fact, that he scalds it saying that it “does not look like a next-generation game… parts of this look like Xbox 360 content!”

As a game developer, Cherno does admit he can see that there may have been issues outside of the dev team’s control. Whether they had to scale back their fidelity or modify the system at the last minute is unclear, but it could be the reason behind the poor environmental graphics.

Summing up, he says: “I don’t like this [the DIRT 5 preview] at all… I have no words.” A strong statement, but with DIRT 5 also being released on PS5 and PC, there is still a chance it will look fantastic.

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Sadly, it might not look so good on the Xbox Series X, if this preview footage is anything to go by.