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YouTuber Archie Hamilton reveals crazy cost of his new Porsche Taycan

Published: 13/Aug/2020 11:50

by Kieran Bicknell

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With Porsche having revealed the 4S model of their all-new ‘Taycan’ electric car, it was only a matter of time before it fell into the hands of YouTubers. Archie Hamilton has now revealed his spec, with a final purchase price of over £100,000 ($130,000).

The Taycan has been hailed as a revolution in electric sports car technology, with many going as far as calling it the first mainstream electric supercar. Available in 3 levels of trim, the 4S is the ‘base’ model with prices starting at £83, 367 ($109, 074).

While that may seem like a steep price, it’s even more surprising when you realize that Archie added over £23,000 ($30k) of options to get his final specification. Porsche are well known for making their money from options, but to spend that much money on extras alone is mind-blowing.

Archie Hamilton Porsche Taycan
YouTube: Archie Hamilton Racing
Opting for Carmine Red is a brave choice, and an expensive one too at over £1600 / $2000.

Inspired by Porsche’s ‘Mission E’ concept

When considering the spec for his new Taycan, Archie was quick to say that it is important for him to consider residual and resale values. With this in mind, he has still gone for a very bold specification, opting for the gorgeous £1,683 ($2,202) Carmine Red special edition paint.

Archie also spoke a lot about the ‘Mission E’ spec influencing his car, with YouTuber TGE calling it “very cool”. ‘Mission E’ was the official name for the concept car of the Taycan when it was revealed in 2015, which featured an all-white exterior with specially-designed wheels with white inserts.

Opting for these wheels on production Taycans is a popular option, with many other owners having done the same. Alongside the ‘Mission E’ wheels, he also specified LED Matrix lights, folding mirrors, and ‘Sport Design’ side skirts, bringing the cost of exterior options to £5,538 ($7,245).

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Inside is where the most money was spent, with options totaling up to a whopping £6,420 ($8,410). Highlights of his specification are the ‘comfort’ seats, panoramic glass roof, and the Porsche ‘Chrono package’, which adds the iconic clock in the center of the dash.

With the Taycan already having breathtaking performance as standard, there isn’t much in the way of performance options. Archie did opt for the ‘Performance battery plus’ which extends the range and ups the power slightly, though he did also deem it “essential” for resale values.

The total cost of Archie’s Porsche Taycan 4S

All told, he spent a total of £23,210 ($30,367) on options according to his spec shown in the video, with the final purchase price being a whopping £106,577 ($139,443).

Archie is likely to be the first of many YouTubers to start buying performance EVs, so it will be interesting to see who makes the jump next.

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FaZe Rug surprised with dream car after girlfriend destroys his G Wagon

Published: 28/Oct/2020 17:53

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular content creator and FaZe Clan member Brian ‘Rug’ Awadis was left stunned after his girlfriend Kaelyn and cousin Anthony “destroyed” his Mercedes G Wagon before surprising him with his dream car, a new Rolls Royce Phantom 8.

Since he first started with Call of Duty trickshot videos, FaZe Rug has gone on to build a massive online following, with over 17 million subscribers following his main channel for his entertaining vlogs.

The YouTuber is best known for his hilarious prank videos, but during his latest upload, he was finally the victim of one of these cruel pranks.

Faze Rug cousin writing on car window
FaZe Rug, YouTube
Rug’s Mercedes G Wagon was “destroyed” during his latest prank video.

In his October 27 video, Rug’s girlfriend Kaelyn and cousin Anthony decided to prank the content creator while he was inside a store, shopping and filming for one of his upcoming food vlogs.

Shortly after he walked into the store, Kaelyn and Anthony went straight for his car in the parking lot, “destroying” the G Wagon by tagging it with different drawings and insults, before hiding nearby to catch his reaction.

After the content creator eventually left the store and realized what had happened, he was devastated by the damage that had been done to his car, “we come out and my car has paint on it, this is actually not okay.”

However, after quickly realizing that the paint on his car could be washed off, Rug went back to his house where a brand new Rolls Royce Phantom 8 was parked in his driveway.

After being surprised by Kaelyn and Anthony, who confirmed they were the ones who vandalized his G Wagon, Rug revealed that the Arctic White Rolls Royce Phantom, which costs $450,000 for a base model at retail, was actually his “dream car.”

Unfortunately for the FaZe star, the excitement from the surprise did not last too long after his girlfriend explained that it was, in fact, a “double prank” and that the new Rolls Royce wasn’t his to keep.

Although he couldn’t keep the car, Rug still remained hopeful about getting a Phantom for himself in the future and revealed that the devastating prank had inspired him to get his revenge.