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Supercar Blondie celebrates after reaching “insane” Facebook milestone

Published: 2/Sep/2020 14:24 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 16:50

by Kieran Bicknell

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Having been crowned top of the automotive YouTuber rich list a few months back, online personality ‘Supercar Blondie’ has now smashed her own all-time Facebook channel viewing records, reaching an insane number of views. 

Perhaps best known for her automotive reviews and ‘first looks,’ Supercar Blondie (real name Alex) shares her videos with an extraordinary amount of viewers around the world via social media channels, such as YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.

Despite her presence on YouTube, Blondie actually has a much larger presence on Facebook — which reaches an incredible number of viewers by its own accord.

Supercar Blondie views summary
Instagram: @Supercarblondie
The viewing figures for her Facebook channel are mind-boggling.

Supercar Blondie smashes record

Following her success on the automotive ‘YouTuber rich list’ during the first half of 2020, Supercar Blondie doesn’t appear to be resting on her laurels, having now revealed that she’s smashed her own all-time Facebook channel views record.

Announcing the news via her Instagram account, Alex revealed the incredible figures that she regularly achieves on her social channels, as well as releasing the exact figure hit in August that smashed all her previous records.

Showing the figures on the screen of her smartphone, viewers can see that her Facebook channel gets over one billion views per month on average. Given that the entire ‘Supercar Blondie’ production team is made up of just three people, that’s an incredible accomplishment with Alex herself calling it “insane.”

Not content with simply averaging over one billion views per month, Alex reveals that for the month of August alone her Facebook channel had 1.4 billion minutes watched. That’s in addition to her 23 million Facebook followers — helping her rise to be in the top 11 most-viewed pages globally.

Determined to rightfully share the spotlight with her team, she wrote: “Wow guys, I’m speechless — my [Facebook] family also grew to over 23 million people! And we are now one of the top 11 most viewed pages globally — absolutely insane!”

“I’m only a team of three people — so a massive thank you to nikcarssergi.galiano and of course my supercarblondie fam. You guys rock! Love you to the moon and back.”

Whether the channel will peak there or continue to smash the record is uncertain, but either way, those are some insane numbers. It’s safe to say the entire Supercar Blondie team has reason to celebrate.

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Russian Instagram influencer torches his $150,000 Mercedes on purpose

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:46

by Bill Cooney

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An Instagram influencer literally set his own $150,000 Mercedes Benz on fire after he got fed up with how his local dealership was repairing it.

Several videos of Russian Instagram and YouTube star Mikhail Litvin torching the black GT 63 S went viral over the weekend, with people around the internet both amazed and horrified that someone has enough extra cash rolling around they can just send a luxury car up in flames.

But, Litvin’s display surprisingly wasn’t just a random instance of pure, nihilistic capitalism captured on film, as he claims he was sending a message to his local Mercedes dealership and the company as a whole.

The saga begins like this: Mikhail bought a brand new GT 63 S (running around $140,000 to $160,000) and somehow, broke the engine five times in a row through various automotive shenanigans.

Eventually, he became fed up with how his local Mercedes Benz dealership was repairing the vehicle each time he brought it in, even replacing the turbo kit with one purchased off of eBay at one point.

Paying to have sub-par parts installed in his car seems to have been the final straw for the Russian, who filled his trunk up with gasoline and brought plenty of cameras to a deserted field to send his vehicle off with a Viking funeral.

After bathing the car in fuel, Litvin lights a Looney Tunes-style trail from offscreen and the poor four-door goes up in a massive fireball.

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Mikhail Litvin/YouTube
Litvin made sure not to miss a spot.

After contemplating all the memories he had in the Mercedes while the inferno raged behind him, the YouTuber drove into the sunset with his new whip, a classic teal Lada that only needed a little bit of a running start to get going.

With over 11 million followers on Instagram and 4 million subscribers on YouTube, chances are good that Litvin will be picking up a fly new car sometime soon to replace the smoking heap that was his GT 63 S.

Exactly what he’ll replace it with remains to be seen, but we’d bet he’ll have a video out about it when he does.