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TheStradman shuts down neighborhood with insane $5m hypercar meeting

Published: 28/Sep/2020 14:06

by Kieran Bicknell

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With the Gold Rush Rally rolling through his home state of Utah, YouTuber TheStradman took full advantage of the situation. Arranging an incredible photoshoot, he shut down his street with millions of dollars worth of exotic cars.

As you can imagine, having half of a supercar rally turn up unexpectedly makes quite a scene. With a Pagani, Lamborghini, Bugatti, and more, the Savage Garage team (plus a few extras) made quite the entrance when they arrived in Stradman’s neighborhood.

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“This is absolutely legendary… half of Gold Rush Rally is here” exclaimed Strad as the cars continued to pile into his cul-de-sac.

TheStradman hypercar gathering
YouTube: TheStradman
With a combined value of at least $4.4m, this was one incredible driveway photograph.

With so many high-performance exotic cars, the group caused a lot of noise as they maneuvred their cars onto Stradman’s driveway: “I can see the neighbors all looking through their windows… I’d like to apologize formally to each and every one of you!”

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Randy’s Pagani Huayra struggled to get onto the drive since it is so low, and has an extended carbon fiber splitter on the front. Thankfully, it made it on in one piece, and Strad was quick to draw comparisons between it and his Veyron.

“This interior is so much cooler than the Veyron” he exclaimed excitedly. “Bugatti, take note… this interior, there’s nothing quite like it!”

Surprisingly, his neighbors were all completely fine with their street being taken over. One even joked that he was “bringing down the value of the neighborhood” but it was all in good jest.

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Many even went as far as coming out of their houses to view the spectacle, and the Gold Rush teams were all accommodating of curious kids seeing these exotic cars for the first time.

With a total of 12 cars and a value of at least $4.4 million on his driveway, Stradman successfully shut down his entire neighborhood. Even Burlacher appeared on the roof of the house, having taken time out of his workday to appreciate everything going on.

Eventually, after a number of photoshoots, plenty of B-roll filming and a few broken eardrums, the group left to re-join the Gold Rush Rally.

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Despite their short stay, it gave Stradman one of the coolest experiences of his YouTube career so far, and definitely made a few new friends in the street.

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Top Gear’s Chris Harris slams “stupid” $625k Ferrari SF90 Stradale

Published: 8/Oct/2020 14:56 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 14:57

by Kieran Bicknell

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As presenter of BBC’s Top Gear, Chris Harris is living out his boyhood dream. Inevitably, once in a while a supercar is going to come along that really gets his back up, and it seems the brand new Ferrari SF90 Stradale has done exactly that.

Harris hasn’t always been a household TV name. Prior to joining Top Gear in 2016, Harris presented his own series on YouTube, along with writing for the likes of Autocar and Evo magazine in England.

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After a famous falling-out with Ferrari back in 2011 (which saw him banned from reviewing their cars for two years) it seems Harris is still on good terms with the Italian brand, but that may be about to change.

Unfortunately for Ferrari, Chris Harris is definitely not a fan of the new SF90 Stradale hybrid, not even in the top-range ‘Assetto Fiorano’ trim. Costing a whopping $625,000 without options, the SF90 represents a new direction for Ferrari. Sadly, it seems that it’s not a good direction, at least according to Harris.

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Chris Harris with Ferrari SF90 Stradale Assetto Fiorano
YouTube: Top Gear
Harris was not a fan of Ferrari’s new flagship hybrid supercar, the SF90 Stradale.

Chris Harris reviews the Ferrari SF90 Stradale

He believes that supercar manufacturers are going down a “rabbit hole of performance,” chasing ever-decreasing 0-60 times and fighting for the fastest lap times possible. The SF90 seems to fall firmly into this category for Harris, and he wasted no time tearing into the apex supercar.

“The thing is undeniably impressive” he admitted when asked about his opinion on the car, but that’s about as much praise as he had. “It’s a vehicle you find yourself admiring rather than lusting after, it trades in applying forces to the body of the driver, that’s really it.”

The complexity of the SF90 is a big issue, as is the brutal performance. “It’s so fast, you don’t have time to understand what’s going on… it’s stupid” said Chris. He does admit that the characteristics of the car are “sensational” but they sadly don’t make up for its pitfalls.

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Practicality is a big concern too, as the location of the SF90’s electric motors in the front means that it can’t carry luggage. This transforms it from a car into a “toy” according to Harris, as there’s no practicality to it whatsoever.

The SF90 is “nearly as quick as a LaFerrari”

While Ferraris are often lauded as the prettiest cars on the road, even styling can’t save the SF90. In his words, Chris said “it looks like it was styled by a computer, rather than some Italian bloke with a pencil… It’s lacking emotion.”

Summing up, Chris says despite the fact the SF90 is “nearly as quick as a LaFerrari” its stablemate, the F8 Tributo, is far better.

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“Give me 500hp, 950kg, a manual gearbox, and maybe a little bit of electricity to get through town quietly and start-up quietly in front of my neighbors; Give me that, and that’s the car I want.”

Whether his harsh words will lead to another falling out with Ferrari is uncertain, but with many praising his honesty, it’s unlikely Harris is going to change any time soon.

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