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TheStradman explains why Bill Gates’ Porsche “blows Tesla out the water”

Published: 3/Mar/2020 12:03 Updated: 3/Mar/2020 12:25

by Jacob Hale

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Car YouTuber TheStradman has hinted at selling his Tesla Model Y before it even arrives – explaining why Bill Gates’ Porsche Taycan Turbo S “blows it out of the water.”

The upcoming Tesla model is similar to the ever-popular Tesla Model 3, a compact-SUV vehicle that is seen as a more affordable option in comparison to the X and S models, and deliveries are expected to begin in the USA between March 15-30.

Despite the excitement surrounding the upcoming electric vehicle, TheStradman posted a video titled “Selling my Tesla Model Y before it arrives,” in which he drives the Taycan for the first time and is completely blown away.

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The Porsche Taycan is the peak of luxury electric drives.

Starting the video by testing out the new Porsche Taycan Turbo S, Stradman is clearly impressed with its insane acceleration, not to mention that it’s a beautiful car. Although, he says that since it starts at $185,000, he doesn’t “think there will be one in the garage any time soon.”

He then adds: “I love Tesla, don’t get me wrong, I have a Tesla Model Y on order, but Tesla fanboys… I hate to break it to you, Porsche has just blown everything out of the water.”

The Taycan boasts 750hp, speeds of 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds and a moonroof that Stradman is clearly a huge fan of – and it does look like an incredible ride.

Of course, Stradman isn’t the only one to take a liking to the Taycan – Bill Gates explained why he opted for Porsche’s masterpiece over a Tesla, citing the range on it to be more convincing than that of the Tesla.

This is something Tesla founder Elon Musk responded to, seemingly not impressed with Gates’ choice, adding that his conversations with Gates in the past have been “underwhelming.”

The price difference between the Porsche Taycan Turbo S and Tesla Model Y (starting price of $39,000) is staggering, which definitely helps to explain why Stradman and Gates believe the car to be so much better, so you have to give the cheaper option the benefit of the doubt in this comparison.

It’s possible that TheStradman isn’t actually selling his new Tesla before it even arrives, especially since he admits himself that the Taycan simply isn’t an affordable option right now.

However, don’t be surprised if you see him whipping the Porsche about in another video sooner or later, as you can clearly tell he’s desperate to get his hands on one.

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Jeremy Clarkson’s impressive car collection is a petrolhead’s dream

Published: 23/Nov/2020 14:34

by Kieran Bicknell

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Petrolheads around the world will recognize the name Jeremy Clarkson. Once part of BBC’s Top Gear and now the host of the legendary Amazon Prime show The Grand Tour alongside May and Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson naturally owns quite a sizable car collection, along with a few surprises.

Jeremy Clarkson will go down in history as one of the biggest personalities that any car-based TV show will ever be linked to. Naturally, his years at the helm of various car shows, along with his history in journalism, has led him to owning an impressive collection of cars.

It’s not just cars in Jeremy’s garage, though. Having taken on his farm during 2019, he also owns a number of unusual machines, including a rather strange Lamborghini. Here are our highlights from Clarkson’s incredible collection.

Ford GT Clarkson
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Clarkson loved his Ford GT, but annoying electrical issues resulted in him returning the car to Ford.

Jeremy Clarkson’s supercars

Of course, Clarkson has a number of performance cars and supercars in his car collection. One of the most famous cars in his collection was the Ford GT, which he actually sent back to Ford after a well-documented issue with the alarm.

He also has a well-known love affair with AMG’s products. His first was an SL55 AMG roadster, though it wasn’t to be his last. Clarkson has also owned a number of other AMG-badged cars, including a CLK63 Black Series.

Given his history around supercars, Clarkson has owned more than most people would ever dream of having. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Ferrari 355 GTS
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG SL55 AMG Roadster
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK63 Black Series
  • Aston Martin Virage
  • Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
  • McLaren 675LT
  • Ford GT
  • Lotus Elise 111S

Classic Cars in Jeremy Clarkson’s collection

Jeremy Clarkson The Excellent
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The Excellent is a custom Mercedes SL Roadster

It’s not just the latest-and-greatest cars that are in Jeremy’s collection. There are also a number of classic cars in his fleet, including one of the most iconic BMWs ever made, as well as some vehicles from his time on Top Gear and The Grand Tour.

The most unusual car in Clarkson’s collection is undoubtedly ‘The Excellent.’ Created as part of a challenge on The Grand Tour, it is a lifted Mercedes SL convertible mated to a Land Rover chassis.

Alongside ‘The Excellent’ he also owns the gorgeous Alfa Romeo GTV6 that featured on the Scottish special episode during Season 2. He even knew that he’d own it after filming, saying during the show “generally when we finish these jobs these cars end up, I don’t know where. But I know where this will end up; At my house.”

CSL Batmobile
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The most iconic classic in Clarkson’s collection is the BMW 3.0 CSL.

Finally, the standout car from the collection is one of the most iconic BMW’s ever designed – the 3.0l CSL. Nicknamed ‘the Batmobile’ due to its massive rear wing, the CSL is the first true performance BMW, and is an appreciating classic.

While he doesn’t own all of them anymore, the full list of classics that Jeremy is known to own is impressive:

  • BMW 3.0l CSL
  • Alfa Romeo GTV6
  • Mercedes SL ‘The Excellent’
  • Ford Escort Cosworth RS
  • Mercedes-Benz 600 Grosser Limousine
  • VW Golf GTI
  • VW Scirocco

The weirdest car in Clarkson’s collection

While his crazy Grand Tour creations are certainly odd, most people wouldn’t expect Clarkson to own a certain Lamborghini. In this case, it’s a tractor for use on his farm – how very un-clarkson!