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World’s fastest car crash test will leave you speechless

Published: 5/Oct/2020 15:52

by Kieran Bicknell

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We’re always told how dangerous it is to break highway speed limits, but we still see other drivers exceeding the limits on a daily basis. Well, watching this terrifying crash might show you just how dangerous it is to break the speed limit.

All cars are required by government laws to be crash-tested before going on sale. The problem is, these crash tests are done at a speed that is well below the average highway speed: only 40mph.

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Not only are the cars tested at a low speed, but they are also smashed into a solid concrete wall. While this certainly tests the strength of the car, it doesn’t react in the same way that a ‘live’ car collision would.

To prove their point, YouTubers Bri4Ka.com staged a crash test between an average family sedan and a school bus. While this may be a fairly extreme example, it is a perfectly possible situation.

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Bus and car crash test aerial view
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The staged crash test involved an Opel Omega and a school bus.

200kph Crash Test ends in disaster

Furthering the education value of their video, they also use it as a platform to demonstrate just how dangerous speeding is. Choosing to stage the world’s fastest crash test, at the point of impact the car would travel at 200km/h.

Speeding is particularly dangerous as it affects your braking distances, too. The faster you go, the longer it takes to stop.

Speed limits are determined by a number of factors, but largely due to the average braking distance of vehicles using the road, along with a number of environmental factors.

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As the car speeds down the runway under remote control, a radar gun clocks the vehicle traveling at 129mph (207kph.) Smashing into the side of the bus, it is clear that had this been a real-life incident, nobody would’ve crawled out of the wreckage.

While the car was totally destroyed, the bus didn’t fare much better. Every single window was shattered, and the ‘passengers’ on the bus would’ve all been wiped out.

Thankfully, this test was a ‘worst case’ scenario but should serve as a stark reminder of how important road safety is. Had this not been a test, it would’ve been a very grisly scene indeed.

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Drake’s incredible $8 million car collection in pictures

Published: 13/Oct/2020 16:30

by Kieran Bicknell

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.