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Richard Hammond reveals details on new Amazon Prime TV show

Published: 3/Aug/2020 12:48

by Kieran Bicknell

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Whilst he may be best known for presenting Top Gear and The Grand Tour, Richard Hammond is also a keen scientist and engineer. Relishing the chance to flex his scientific muscles once again, he’s revealed more details about his “very very new and fresh” Amazon Prime TV show.

You may remember that back in the early 2000s Richard hosted a children’s science show called Brainiac: Science Abuse.

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Famed for its plentiful use of explosives and dislike of caravans, Brainiac also introduced generations of children to the wonderful world of science and engineering.

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Richard Hammond used to present pop-science show Brainiac.

Richard isn’t new to the pop-science game

Fast forward over a decade since the last episode of Brainiac aired, and Hammond is once again putting on his lab coat to bring ‘pop science’ to the masses in his new Amazon Prime show alongside co-host Tory Belleci in a show that will be “unlike anything that’s been done before” according to Hammond.

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Tory is no stranger to the world of popular science either, being well-known for his time on American pop-science show Mythbusters.

Hosted by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, Tory also starred alongside Kari Byron and the late Grant Imahara.

These two giants of science entertainment aren’t doing things by halves either.

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In an interview with DRIVETRIBE, Hammond explains that they will be using their “pop science knowledge to not only survive… but to sur-thrive” in their “totally new take” on this style of show.

When can we expect to see it?

Discussing this new project, Hammond seems genuinely excited at the prospect of being ‘trapped’ on a desert island with only his (and Tory’s) science and engineering know-how in order to survive.

Unfortunately beyond the basic details, when asked what he could tell us Hammond responded with “not a lot; Because its kind of all under wraps” so we may be due another update before the show airs.

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Richard did reveal that the show is currently in the process of being edited. With an expected release date later this year, you shouldn’t have to wait too long to see these titans of science fight for survival.

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Archie Hamilton reveals big plans for his new Audi RS6 worth $130k

Published: 1/Oct/2020 11:13 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 18:13

by Kieran Bicknell

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YouTubers such as Archie Hamilton are renowned for not being able to leave their cars ‘stock.’ In his September 30 video, Archie reveals his plans for the latest addition to his fleet, the Audi RS6 Avant.

Powered by a twin-turbocharged, 4-liter V8 with over 600hp, the 2020 Audi RS6 Avant is the “ultimate family car.” In typical Archie Hamilton style, however, he has no plans to leave it unchanged.

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He’s picked a fantastic base car for his build though. Opting for the ‘Carbon Black’ package, Archie’s RS6 is dripping in intricate carbon-fiber details inside and out. Not only that, but he has specified the adaptive sports exhaust, making it sound “so much better.”

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Archie opted for the ‘Carbon Black’ trim for his RS6 Avant.

Archie Hamilton Audi RS6 Spec

Revealing the first of his plans, he says: “It sounds good… but I’m going to make it sound better!”

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Archies car also has the upgraded 22″ alloy wheels. While these do look amazing, when he mentions them Hamilton says “Are these wheels staying on the car? Hmm, I’m not going to lie” suggesting that a wheel swap is in the pipeline.

The best part of the car for AH is the interior, as “this is where it gets even better!” Inside the carbon-fiber details continue, along with an Alcantara steering wheel. His favorite things inside the car are the panoramic roof and uprated B&O audio system which are both “game-changers.”

Audi incorporates the navigation system into both the central touchscreen and the instrument cluster. Archie admits he always messes around with the system on RS models as the graphics are so good.

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Archie Hamilton RS6 modifications

Moving on to speak about his plans for the car, Archie reveals that he has a number of ideas to change up the RS6’s appearance.

He says he “wants to go back to his roots” referencing his Mercedes A45 AMG. While he doesn’t want to wrap this one camouflage like his A45 he “go to town” on the RS6.

According to Archie, the wheels are going to change, along with the addition of “splitters, things like that… some seriously cool mods.” It is also going to be wrapped, but as of yet Archie has not confirmed the color, just “not satin black.”

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Allegedly, he says he has “no plans to sell this car” but AH fans know he’s notorious for doing so. Still, giving him the benefit of the doubt, he does appear to be genuinely smitten with the RS6.

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