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YouTuber confronts man ‘vandalizing’ his $3m Bugatti Veyron

Published: 23/Sep/2020 5:21 Updated: 23/Sep/2020 14:29

by Kieran Bicknell

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Despite a number of high-profile YouTubers speaking out about vandalism to their supercars, it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Unfortunately, Houston Crosta found this out the hard way with his Bugatti Veyron.

As the owner of rental company Royalty Exotic Cars, Houston Crosta is unfortunately all-too-familiar with people not treating his property with respect. With cars regularly coming back damaged or in a poor state, it’s every petrolhead’s worst nightmare come true.

Sharing details of one particular customer that destroyed a Dodge Hellcat in his September 20 video, Houston says that this driver was even brave enough to return the car as if nothing untoward had happened.

While doing donuts in the Hellcat, the driver caused the tire to expand outwards due to insane pressure, pushing the rear bumper and quarter panel outwards. Not only that, but they also scratched down the entire rear ¾ of the car due to reckless driving.

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A look at the damage done to the Dodge.

During his monologue direct to the camera Houston spots a careless passer-by potentially vandalising his $3m Mansory Bugatti Veyron. Given that he was describing to his viewers how careless people were with his cars, the situation was ironically perfectly timed.

Panning the camera up to show the situation, a group of people had congregated around Houston’s customised Bugatti Veyron hypercar. This in itself wasn’t the issue, but one of the bystanders took it upon himself to pose for a photograph sat on the carbon fiber hood of the Veyron.

Confronting the mindless individual, the guy realizes that he’s in the wrong and hops off the hood before Crosta gets to him.

Remaining impressively calm, Crosta says “What the F*** man. This is a $3m car. This hood is $400,000. Nobody [referring to the crowd] has enough money to pay that. It’s very disrespectful, get the f*** off the car!”

The relevant section begins at the 3:10 mark below.

While the line “nobody has enough money to pay that” may seem snobbish, commenters were quick to back and even praise Houston’s reactions. 

Many said that they would react far worse or that Houston was too kind, though with a business reputation to keep up, it was likely a case of striking a balance between authority and restraint for him in the moment.

TV + Movies

The Rock gets literally stuck in a Porsche during filming disaster

Published: 17/Nov/2020 13:21

by Kieran Bicknell

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is certainly not a small man. Thanks to his intensive training routine and dedication to fitness, The Rock is one of the largest, most muscular actors in Hollywood. Unfortunately, that can be a disadvantage, as he discovered the hard way.

Filming for the upcoming blockbuster film Red Notice, Dwayne Johnson ran into a spot of bother while filming a car chase scene.

Part of the scene required ‘The Rock’ to fit into an all-new Porsche Taycan EV. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite go according to plan for the big-name actor, requiring the whole scene to be redesigned.

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The Porsche Taycan is the first all-electric supercar from Porsche, seen here in concept form.

Dwayne Johnson Red Notice filming disaster

According to DJ’s Instagram post, it isn’t the first time he’s got stuck in a high-performance car. “Guess who’s too big to fit in yet another sports car” is the first line of the post, suggesting he’s no stranger to this unusual situation.

Unfortunately, this time it’s more than simply a case of swapping cars. According to The Rock, him not being able to fit in the Taycan meant the entire filming sequence for the scene in question needed to be changed.

It could also prove to be a costly mistake. In the post, he mentions that the Taycan needed to be shipped “over to the States” suggesting it likely came straight from Porsche in Germany. Not only that, but this process would’ve taken a long time, and in Hollywood, time is money.

 

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Thankfully, it wasn’t a total disaster. While he likened getting stuck in the Porsche to a “brown marshmallow getting shoved into a coin slot” the crew was able to think on their feet and get the shot they needed.

The crew also apparently found the humor in the situation, as after the “uncomfortable silence” while he tried to fit, they all burst into laughter according to Dwayne.

While it is not clear what the scene in the film is about, using a high-tech, all-electric Porsche Taycan is an unusual choice for a ‘star car.’ Clearly, the producers for Red Alert want to consider the environment too, without sacrificing speed or style.