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Supercar Blondie tests the world’s worst car gadget

Published: 31/Jul/2020 17:11

by Kieran Bicknell

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Occasionally inventions come along which make you stop and wonder just what on earth the creators were thinking. In the latest video to hit her channel, Supercar Blondie tests an invention that will make you do just that.

There are some things in life that we would all love to see automated. Menial tasks such as cleaning, ironing, or watering the lawn are probably sat somewhere near the top of that list, but there aren’t many people who complain about their car cover not being automated.

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It seems perhaps the company that made this ‘automated car cover’ may have made a product that no one was actually asking for in the first place.

Not quite what we’d hoped for…

Retrieving the device from the McLarens frunk, the YouTuber shows off a strange UFO-shaped object with a solar panel on top. Offering no explanation as to what the device is, she places the device atop the roof of the car and stands back in anticipation of what comes next.

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Upon activation, the entire top half of the device lifts up to allow the in-built car cover to expand from its storage space, with the aim of cloaking the car in its weatherproof cover automatically. Should it have worked correctly, this would’ve actually been really impressive. Unfortunately (and predictably) it failed miserably

The car cover deployed automatically (after putting up a bit of a fight) via the remote as per its design, but it turns out that it is actually way too small to fit the McLaren. Clearly measurements weren’t taken prior to ordering!

Supercar Blondie Car Cover McLaren

You do get a bag of random goodies though

To its credit, the car cover did retract back into the strange UFO-like case as it was meant to. That then leaves the big question here.. just why would you spend $200 on this?

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As well as the somewhat pointless automatic car cover, she also received a bag of goodies to go with the device. These included a set of mini jump leads that didn’t actually connect to anything, some badly-translated instructions, and a rudimentary bike lock-style anti-theft device.

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Most ridiculously expensive cars owned by rappers revealed

Published: 13/Oct/2020 13:29

by Kieran Bicknell

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Musicians have one of the most intensive lifestyles in the world, touring the globe to promote their work to millions of people. Thankfully, hard work brings rewards, which rappers often spend on incredible car collections.

Luxury items such as exotic cars are seen as a status symbol. They’re a fantastic way to not only ‘flex’ wealth, but also make a statement wherever they go.

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Successful rappers such as Drake and Travis Scott love nothing more than showing off their success with ultra-expensive cars, but they’re far from the only ones. Below, we’ve rounded up five of the most expensive cars ever to be owned by rap artists for your enjoyment.

Drake Mansory Phantom
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Drake’s custom Mansory Phantom set him back at least $700,000.

5. Drake’s Mansory Bushukan Phantom – $700,000+

Drake has an insane amount of cars, but one of his most recognizable is his custom Rolls-Royce Phantom.

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Modified by Mansory, the Phantom features a one-off design incorporating a number of OVO elements, including a custom OVO gold owl hood ornament.

Travis Scott Landaulet
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One of the most unusual cars in Travis’ collection is the Maybach G650 Landaulet, with only 99 made worldwide.

4. Travis Scott’s Maybach G650 Landaulet – $1 million

Travis Scott has one of the most incredible car collections of any rapper. Featuring Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Bugattis, one of the rarest (and most expensive) cars is his Maybach G650 Landaulet.

With only 99 built, the G650 Landaulet is based upon the Mercedes G Wagon. Featuring a custom extended body with convertible rear section, the G650 puts out over 600hp from its V12 engine.

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3. Post Malone’s McLaren Senna XP – $1.7 million

Post Malone is known for his keen love of custom and exotic cars. With his fleet ranging from a custom 1992 Ford Explorer (which he named a song after) to Rolls-Royces, the jewel in this rapper’s collection is undoubtedly his McLaren Senna.

His Senna is no ordinary hypercar, however, with Post having one of the ultra-rare prototypes from McLaren themselves. Dubbed the Senna XP, Master of Monaco, this one-off prototype is worth significantly more than a standard McLaren Senna.

Kanye West McLaren SLR Stirling Moss
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Kanye’s McLaren SLR Stirling Moss is one of only 75 in the world.

2. Kanye West’s McLaren SLR ‘Stirling Moss’ – $2 million

Kanye’s collection is an eclectic one, but the standout car has to be his McLaren SLR Stirling Moss. Based on the already legendary McLaren SLR, the ‘Stirling Moss’ edition pays tribute to the legendary racing driver of the same name.

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Featuring an open two-seat cockpit, 641bhp, and a top speed of 220 mph, the SLR Stirling Moss is a serious performance car. It’s collectible, too, and could turn out to be a very good investment for Kanye in the long run.

JayZ Maybach Exelero
Maybach
The Maybach Exelero is one of the most exclusive cars ever built.

1. Jay Z’s Maybach Exelero – $8 million

Jay-Z has a car collection that is worth more than most celebrities’ entire net worth. The crown of his collection is undoubtedly the ultra-rare, ultra-expensive Maybach Exelero.

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Read more: Kanye West’s incredible $6.4m car collection will blow you away

One of only 12 known to exist, the Exelero is a 2.6 ton, ultra-luxurious performance coupe. Not only does it look incredible, but it also holds the world speed record for a luxury vehicle on street-legal tires.

Powered by a 700hp V12 engine, the Exerlero is capable of reaching a top speed well in excess of 200 mph.