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TheStradman explains why he chose $1m Bugatti Veyron over McLaren P1

Published: 4/Sep/2020 14:45 Updated: 4/Sep/2020 14:47

by Kieran Bicknell


With many of TheStradman’s fans hoping he’d buy a McLaren P1 instead of the Bugatti Veyron as his first hypercar, Stradman took a moment to explain why this particular hypercar meant so much to him in a frank and emotional video segment.

While YouTuber TheStradman – real name James – has always been open about his past, he’s never really opened up about just how important YouTube was to him in the early days until now.


During his early days of car spotting when job-less and living in his Audi TT, it literally came down to choosing between “pursuing the dream” creating YouTube videos, or eating a hot meal.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
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The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse that Stradman abandoned his dinner to chase.

One video would “pay for two meals”

Describing the first time he laid eyes on a Bugatti Veyron in Beverly Hills, James said he knew filming an ultra-rare Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse would “pay for two meals” (through YouTube monetization) so he abandoned the pizza he was eating to chase the car down.


Given that he would only eat out “one time per week”, for James to throw away his only proper meal of the week to chase the Bugatti down was a huge commitment. The rest of his meals “mostly consisted of Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches” while living out of his Audi.

With the significance of the Bugatti making him abandon his hot meal for the week, it is only right that the Veyron would become his ‘goal’ car.

While the McLaren P1 is an incredible machine, James said the Veyron “left such an impact on me” that it had to be his first hypercar and it’s the perfect “representation of success”.


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Hinting at plans for the Bugatti

Since he has now achieved his goal of buying and owning his very own Bugatti Veyron, it was only a matter of time before it was modified in some way.

It seems that even the million-dollar Veyron is set to become part of the “grape army” and Stradman practically confirms it in the above video. Confirming that the current white and black color scheme is a wrap, he says that he will be unwrapping it to reveal the color beneath.

“We’re going to unwrap it, and then we’re going to wrap it pretty soon… you know what color we’re going to do it,” practically confirming the ‘grape’ wrap, which is only further backed up by using his purple trainers as an example.


It seems we’ll be seeing a ‘grape’ Bugatti Veyron sooner than we thought.


Drake’s incredible $8 million car collection in pictures

Published: 13/Oct/2020 16:30

by Kieran Bicknell


Drake needs no introduction. As one of the biggest names in rap music across the globe, the star has amassed a net worth of over $150 million. Not only is his net worth insane, but so is his car collection.

Canadian musician Drake – real name Aubrey – is one of the best-known names in rap music. With a ridiculous number of awards to his name, he has become an almost permanent fixture on mainstream music charts. As you may imagine, his success had led to him building up quite the car collection.


Reportedly, the total value of his current car collection is worth nearly eight-figures. With his continued success, it is likely that he will break this barrier within the next few years if all goes well.

Drake LaFerrari Car Collection
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Drake’s car collection is the stuff of dream for even die-hard car collectors.

Drake’s insane car collection 2020

Drake is a big fan of British supercar makers McLaren, and has a number of their cars in his fleet. One of his personal favorites is his white McLaren 675LT. Costing upwards of $338,000 the 675LT is one of McLaren’s most ‘hardcore’ cars ever, with 666hp from its twin-turbo V8 engine.

Drake Lamborghini Aventador
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His Lamborghini Aventador is a special edition LP 700-4 model.

Not one to go with ‘basic’ versions of cars, Drake purchased a limited-edition Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. With 700hp on tap, this Lambo will do 0-60 in under 3 seconds, and cost Drake a cool $400,000. Drake has also previously said the car “makes him feel like Christian Bale (in Batman)” when behind the wheel.

Swapping performance for all-out luxury, Drake owns one of the plushest cars money can buy – a Mercedes Pullman. Typically used by royal families and government officials, this high-class Merc is perfect for whisking Drake around in absolute luxury. It doesn’t come cheap, however, retailing at over $600k.


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Opting for a one-off car is a great way to ‘flex’ your wealth, and that’s exactly what Drake has done with his $700k+ Mansory Bushukan Phantom. Featuring a custom design, along with a solid gold OVO hood ornament in place of the RR ‘spirit of ecstasy’ the Phantom is perfect for ultra-plush travel.


Drake’s incredible hypercar collection

In terms of hypercars, his collection is as crazy as you’d imagine. His Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir is one of only 12 in the world, and cost a whopping $2,000,000. Drake also has a LaFerrari in Yellow, which likely set him back around $1.5-$2 million.

Drakes Bugatti Veyron
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Drake’s Veyron Sang Noir is one of his rarest cars.

If you thought the Bugatti was wild, the crown of Drake’s collection will blow you away. He has reportedly bought one of the world’s first Devel Sixteen hypercars. With an alleged 5000hp from its 12.3l, V16 engine, it is one of the rarest cars in the world, costing $2,200,000.

Drake’s custom private jet

Of course, we can’t forget his custom Boeing 767 private jet, but that won’t fit in a garage, so we’ve excluded it from the list.


All told, Drake’s car collection is currently sitting around the $8 million mark, if reports are to be believed. Who knows where it will sit in a few years time.