Cars

Rapper Ludacris unveils insane new bouncing Maybach truck

Published: 26/Oct/2020 10:02

by Kieran Bicknell

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Actor and rapper Cristopher Brian ‘Ludacris’ Bridges has had an incredible career, and has now released his latest present to himself – an incredible Maybach GLS 600.

Maybach are often seen as the kings of luxury transportation. Alongside brands such as Rolls-Royce and Bentley, they are revered by celebrities and entrepreneurs alike, thanks to their wealthy brand image and opulent interiors.

For Ludacris, his connection to luxury and exotic cars goes far beyond his musical career. Alongside his fame as a rapper, he is also one of the key characters in the Fast & Furious universe, playing Tej Parker in the series since 2002.

The Maybach GLS is built upon the Mercedes-Benz truck of the same name, but as with any Maybach product, it has been enhanced significantly.

Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATICThe interior of the Maybach GL6 600 is incredibly luxurious.

Ludacris’ new Maybach GLS 600

On the outside, the entire styling of the GLS has been altered. Deeper bumpers, new wheels, and the typical in-your-face chrome Maybach grille all feature prominently.

Inside, this upmarket truck has been transformed into a palace on wheels. Richly-colored leather covers almost the entire cabin, while up-to-date touchscreens, virtual cockpits, and plush interior design transform the GLS to be fit for rap royalty.

Powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 engine, the Maybach GLS 600 has 550hp and puts power down to all four wheels, via a nine-speed automatic transmission.

The most exciting part of Ludacris‘ new Maybach, however, is the suspension.

Surprisingly, this isn’t a customized setup. The bouncing suspension seen in his release video (via XXL Magazine on Twitter) is a factory-specified setup called E-Active Body Control.

While the main purpose of the design is to help absorb potholes and adjust body height to navigate obstacles, it also allows the car to ‘bounce’ as Ludacris has discovered.

In the video, he can be heard laughing and shouting as the car bounces up and down like an old-school lowrider fitted with hydraulic suspension. Evidently, he’s making the most of this unusual feature on his brand new car.

Entertainment

TikTokker explains how she managed to live in her car for over a year

Published: 27/Nov/2020 17:46

by Michael Gwilliam

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TikTok star Nikita Crump has managed to pull off the incredible feat of living in her car, a 2012 Honda Civic, for over one year. Now, she has explained how she was able to pull it off in a new YouTube video.

Crump’s journey began in a video first uploaded on November 3, 2019 where she explained how she officially told her landlord she would be moving out of her home and into her car.

According to Crump, this wasn’t some impromptu decision and she had been spending a few months actively thinking about it before taking the plunge.

TikTok star Nikita crump lives in car
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Nikita has been living in her car for over a year.

Despite having a nice house with affordable rent and good roommates, she felt moving into her car was something she “had to do.”

Since then, she has successfully spent a whole year living in her car and marked the anniversary of her first night by explaining how she is able to stay cool or warm at night.

In the backseat of her car, the YouTuber keeps a pillow and too fuzzy blankets which she uses to cover herself up.

Along with her sweatpants and sweatshirt, she is able to stay warm even in the winter months. However, occasionally she has to put a jacket on if it’s ever especially cold outside.

“In Northern California, a lot of the warmer days are still cool nights, so I’m fortunate that most nights throughout the year are totally bearable, but there’s totally been the occasion where it is hot, I am sweating and I wear as minimal clothing as I can,” she explained.

Luckily, she also has a rechargeable fan which can help her get through the night if need be despite only staying charged for one day.

@nikitaraschellYeah, I’m homeless. I live in my civic, I shower at my gym, and I’m just your average gal. ##whatsinmybag ##hotelcivic ##homeless ##sponsorme♬ Aesthetic Girl – Yusei

In addition to just staying cool, the TikTok sensation also revealed she showers at the gym and keeps plenty of personal hygiene products inside her bag including shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant to name a few.

Now, Crump is hitting the road and embarking on a two-month-long trip around the United States where she’ll be documenting her experiences.

The entertainer’s decision to live in her car has paid dividends, as she currently has over one million followers on TikTok.