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Shmee150 shares detailed look at rare $6 million Bugatti Divo hypercar

Published: 9/Aug/2020 0:32

by Alan Bernal

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Popular YouTuber Shmee150 got a great look at the first model for the Bugatti Divo, a super exclusive hypercar that has a multi-million price tag.

The company first introduced the car in 2018 and said that there would only be 40 Divos in production. Before its creators could officially unveil the car, the entire slate was all sold for the asking price of €5m euros each, or about $6m USD.

There was a lot of fanfare behind the car for a long time and it’s remained a mystery throughout the years, but they’re soon getting ready to finally hit the tarmac.

Shmee got an especially close look at the matte black Divo that has a blue trim along the edges. There wasn’t any test drive, but the owner of the car let the video blogger get a look at the 001 model.

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The Bugatti Divo is the newest model in the legendary company’s lineup.

The Divo was made with incredible detail that takes a more stylized approach to the aerodynamics in the front grill, as well as the ventilated back end of the bumper.

As soon as the engine roared to life, Shmee was surprised by the raw power of that tanky eight liter quad-turbocharged 16 block. After listening to the YouTuber’s amazing McLaren 675LT Spider, the Divo sounded much more deafening in comparison.

That’s not to say the McLaren was any less impressive, but the engineering minds at Bugatti succeeded in capturing the elegant power of their brand onto another luxurious hypercar.

“The sharp fin [on the back] continuing the Bugatti style philosophy we’ve seen on recent cars,” Shmee said. “This thing was Bugatti’s most dynamic and capable track performing vehicle.”

Named after famed French racing driver, Albert Divo, the new Bugatti is powered by about 1,500hp that helps it reach a 0 to 60 in only 2.4 seconds. Comparable to its sister car, the Chiron, in a lot of ways, the Divo takes a style that’s more sporty than other Bugattis.

Shmee was floored at getting such a close look at the new hypercar, as it is setting up to take the floor later in the year.

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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
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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.