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The Fast Lane Car YouTubers explain why Tesla Model Y will “flop”

Published: 18/Mar/2020 15:11

by Jacob Hale

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The Fast Lane Car YouTubers are never afraid to put their opinions out there, and in an episode of their series “No, You’re Wrong!” the duo has explained why they think the Tesla Model Y is going to “flop.”

In prior episodes, they’ve argued for and against self-driving technology, lifting Subarus and the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, and now they’ve focused in on Elon Musk’s upcoming, highly anticipated electric car, the Tesla Model Y.

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The Model Y is set to join the Model X, Model 3 and Model S in Tesla’s revolutionary line of electric vehicles, but not everybody is convinced by its ability to make sales like the other models have.

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The Fast Lane Car have experience with all manner of cars, so their opinion is worth listening to.

That’s where The Fast Lane Car focus their discussion, with Nathan and Andre arguing the pros and cons of the Tesla Model Y – with an overarching narrative that seems to suggest the car is destined to fail.

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“It’s a Model 3 with a high roof,” Nathan says, clearly believing that it doesn’t do enough to separate itself from other Tesla models – or indeed, other manufacturer’s vehicles.

“There’s one really important thing that I think is going to fly in its face,” he continues, saying that the Mustang Mach-E may be a huge competitor to the Model Y, while Andre adds that the Toyota RAV4 hybrid offers a much more affordable alternative to the Tesla.

While Nathan agrees that it’s a well-made vehicle, he believes that in buying it you’re getting a car that “really is basically a Model 3.”

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He goes on to say that, in his opinion, the car is just a “rich toy” and they “haven’t yet dropped to the point where it can be affordable for everybody.”

So, while the Tesla Model Y is bound to see a fair few sales in its opening months, The Fast Lane Car believes it’s not quite destined for glory.

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Supercar Blondie mindblown by “insane” amphibious truck

Published: 9/Oct/2020 11:33

by Kieran Bicknell

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As one of YouTube’s leading car content creators, Supercar Blondie gets to experience some of the craziest vehicles on the planet. Sometimes, a vehicle is just too much for her, though; as was the case with this incredible Russian Amphibious 8×8 truck.

With everything going on in the world at the moment, doomsday preppers are in full-on panic mode. Thankfully, YouTuber Supercar Blondie has found them the perfect go-anywhere, do-anything vehicle.

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Dubbed the Avtoros ‘Shaman’ this gigantic truck is completely amphibious, so you can drive it on land or in water, and is custom-built by a team of Russian engineers. All eight wheels are driven, and can be controlled via the incredibly complex instrument panel in the cabin.

The Shaman has the capacity to carry up to eight people, and features a central driving position akin to that of the McLaren F1. Performance doesn’t quite match the aforementioned supercar though, being powered by a 4-cylinder diesel engine.

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The Shaman is fully amphibious, and can float thanks to its oversized tires.

Supercar Blondie drives the Avtoros Shaman 8×8

Blondie is quick to use her trademark “that’s crazy” statement, but in this case, it was definitely worthy of the phrase. The Shaman is unlike anything ever seen before on her channel, and she is clearly smitten with it.

Despite its exaggerated appearance making it look like it came straight from a Fast & Furious movie, she said the Shaman was “very normal” to drive.

One of the unique abilities of the Shaman is its ability to ‘crab’ steer, and traverse surfaces sideways. SB tried out this feature first with her whole team in the truck, and it seemed to go down a storm. With plenty of laughter, the team all agreed that it was truly “crazy.”

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Despite prices starting at $200,000 for a basic Shaman, given its incredible abilities, its “money well spent” according to Blondie. The team clearly enjoyed their time in the truck, with Supercar Kate (Blondie’s sister) asking “shall we combine all our salaries and get one?”

On the water, the Shaman floats thanks to its giant tires acting as a buoyancy aid. They can then propel the truck by ‘driving’ in the water. Alternatively, it can be fitted with an outboard propeller unit, as demonstrated in the video.

Blondie clearly enjoyed her time behind the wheel of this behemoth. However, with only a handful in existence, it’s unlikely we’ll see a Shaman 8×8 join the channel any time soon.

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