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TheStradman reveals how he broke his Ferrari F430 Challenge

Published: 4/Feb/2020 13:24

by Connor Bennett

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Popular car YouTuber TheStradman has revealed how he broke his Ferrari F430 Challenge after trying to break a time record at one of his local tracks. 

TheStradman is one of YouTube’s most popular car content creators having attracted almost 2.5 million subscribers to his channel – with his uploads regularly clocking in at around a million views. 

After taking a break from the platform prior to the new year, TheStradman has since returned to making regular content around his incredible collection of cars. However, one of his most impressive, the Ferrari F430 challenge, looks set for a spell in a garage after he pushed it to its limit and proceeded to break it during a recent track day.

Instagram: thestradmanThe YouTuber has an ultra-impressive assortment of cars including the F430 Challenge.

In his video showing off his attempts at breaking the local track record, TheStradman took his supercar to the very edge – and even managed to push it over the top by spinning out during one lap.

Yet, that wasn’t the reason behind the damage. Instead, he’d just gone too hard for a few laps. “I think I’ve broken the Ferrari,” he said when he took back out for a few more laps. “I’m in second gear, my foot is to the floor, and the RPMs don’t want to go up. I’ve broken the car, this is not good. Too many spins, I think the transmission is overheating right now.” 

The YouTuber was able to limp to the finish line and explained that he was going to give up on his attempt to break the record – but would only be returning once he’d assessed the damage and fitted a spoiler.

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However, he would be able to get it home and checked. “I’m pretty sure I blew the trans. Power above like 4,000/5,000 RPMs is non-existent,” he added, before noting that it could be a fuel issue too.

Either way, getting something fixed on the Ferrari isn’t going to be cheap so fans might be waiting a little while to see it back on the road.

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Self-driving car hilariously crashes into wall during Twitch broadcast

Published: 29/Oct/2020 18:58

by Tanner Pierce

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During the Roborace Season Beta event being streamed on Twitch, which pits multiple teams operating “self-driving” cars against each other in an augmented reality experience, one of the cars crashed in an unfortunate, but ultimately hilarious, fashion.

If you never heard of Roborace, you’re probably not the only one. The AI-focused racing experience has only been around for a few years now and while it’s certainly entertaining, it hasn’t quite hit the mainstream just yet in the same way that something like Formula 1 racing has.

Despite this, Season Beta of the aforementioned competition is currently underway and is being streamed on Twitch for the world to see. Of course, it wouldn’t be a race without some spectacular crashes and one happened in an absolutely hilarious fashion on October 29.

During the second day of the Season Beta race, Acronis SIT Autonomous’s DevBot 2.0 car took an abrupt sharp turn directly into a wall immediately after being at a standstill, leading to an unfortunate, albeit hilarious moment during the race.

Unfortunately, the camera cuts away before we can see the reaction of the operators, although it’s hard to imagine that they wouldn’t be a little annoyed at that immediate outcome. While it’s currently unknown what the estimated price is for the DevBot 2.0, as they’re all produced specifically by Roborace, this little crash probably just cost the team a lot of money.

The DevBot 2.0 uses Nvidia’s DRIVE platform to operate, which allows artificial intelligence to take over driving the fully electric car, as it races through an augmented reality track.

As the name suggests, this is the second iteration to use the name and is being used by all teams during Season Beta. It’s unknown whether this error was due to a technical error or was down to the “operators”.

If fans are interested in Roborace, Season Beta is set to continue until October 30, and will be streamed on the competition’s official Twitch channel the whole time.