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YouTuber explains why he’s selling his Range Rover Sport SVR

Published: 10/Jan/2020 16:29

by Connor Bennett


Popular YouTuber Archie Hamilton has explained why he’s selling his “dream car” in the form of the Range Rover Sport SVR and it’s not because of the “scary” cost he’s mentioned before.

The YouTuber and racing driver, who has been behind the wheel of some of the most highly sought after cars, took some time to explain the “scary” cost of keeping the Range Rover Sport SVR on the road back on January 5.

He revealed that he dropped £9,000 in finance to make the purchase happen before noting that just to own it costs £900 a month – with an additional £400 a month in fuel costs. However, the vehicle is no longer going to be a burden to him as he’s explained his reasons for selling it off.

Archie Hamilton RacingHamilton explained that the SVR was his “dream car” despite driving some bigger and faster cars.

During his aptly titled ‘Why I’m selling my Range Rover SVR’ video, the YouTuber revealed that ever since he made the purchase and started creating content around his “dream car,” his fans haven’t been wholly receptive. 

“It’s easy to say ignore that [the response] but I didn’t ignore that because I want my followers to enjoy my cars as much as I do,” the YouTuber said. “I wouldn’t be able to do this everyone who watches my videos and I want them to love the car I drive and it was adamant from day one that people didn’t want the Range Rover Sport SVR.”

After explaining that he reads all the comments, with a lot of the top ones being negative words like “boring,” Hamilton further noted that it had “put a dampener” on owning the car, even though he’s not the victim because he’s still driving a “seriously nice” set of wheels.

The YouTuber also said that because he’s in the business of making unique content, he got the feeling that the car wasn’t “unique enough” while rubbishing any claims that he’s selling it because he can’t afford the eye-watering costs and explaining that it’s all about making the fans happy. 

What he has got lined up next, though, remains a bit of a secret as Archie teased that he has got cars coming in the next few months that are rather exciting.


Jeremy Clarkson’s impressive car collection is a petrolhead’s dream

Published: 23/Nov/2020 14:34

by Kieran Bicknell


Petrolheads around the world will recognize the name Jeremy Clarkson. Once part of BBC’s Top Gear and now the host of the legendary Amazon Prime show The Grand Tour alongside May and Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson naturally owns quite a sizable car collection, along with a few surprises.

Jeremy Clarkson will go down in history as one of the biggest personalities that any car-based TV show will ever be linked to. Naturally, his years at the helm of various car shows, along with his history in journalism, has led him to owning an impressive collection of cars.

It’s not just cars in Jeremy’s garage, though. Having taken on his farm during 2019, he also owns a number of unusual machines, including a rather strange Lamborghini. Here are our highlights from Clarkson’s incredible collection.

Ford GT Clarkson
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Clarkson loved his Ford GT, but annoying electrical issues resulted in him returning the car to Ford.

Jeremy Clarkson’s supercars

Of course, Clarkson has a number of performance cars and supercars in his car collection. One of the most famous cars in his collection was the Ford GT, which he actually sent back to Ford after a well-documented issue with the alarm.

He also has a well-known love affair with AMG’s products. His first was an SL55 AMG roadster, though it wasn’t to be his last. Clarkson has also owned a number of other AMG-badged cars, including a CLK63 Black Series.

Given his history around supercars, Clarkson has owned more than most people would ever dream of having. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Ferrari 355 GTS
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG SL55 AMG Roadster
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK63 Black Series
  • Aston Martin Virage
  • Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
  • McLaren 675LT
  • Ford GT
  • Lotus Elise 111S

Classic Cars in Jeremy Clarkson’s collection

Jeremy Clarkson The Excellent
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The Excellent is a custom Mercedes SL Roadster

It’s not just the latest-and-greatest cars that are in Jeremy’s collection. There are also a number of classic cars in his fleet, including one of the most iconic BMWs ever made, as well as some vehicles from his time on Top Gear and The Grand Tour.

The most unusual car in Clarkson’s collection is undoubtedly ‘The Excellent.’ Created as part of a challenge on The Grand Tour, it is a lifted Mercedes SL convertible mated to a Land Rover chassis.

Alongside ‘The Excellent’ he also owns the gorgeous Alfa Romeo GTV6 that featured on the Scottish special episode during Season 2. He even knew that he’d own it after filming, saying during the show “generally when we finish these jobs these cars end up, I don’t know where. But I know where this will end up; At my house.”

CSL Batmobile
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The most iconic classic in Clarkson’s collection is the BMW 3.0 CSL.

Finally, the standout car from the collection is one of the most iconic BMW’s ever designed – the 3.0l CSL. Nicknamed ‘the Batmobile’ due to its massive rear wing, the CSL is the first true performance BMW, and is an appreciating classic.

While he doesn’t own all of them anymore, the full list of classics that Jeremy is known to own is impressive:

  • BMW 3.0l CSL
  • Alfa Romeo GTV6
  • Mercedes SL ‘The Excellent’
  • Ford Escort Cosworth RS
  • Mercedes-Benz 600 Grosser Limousine
  • VW Golf GTI
  • VW Scirocco

The weirdest car in Clarkson’s collection

While his crazy Grand Tour creations are certainly odd, most people wouldn’t expect Clarkson to own a certain Lamborghini. In this case, it’s a tractor for use on his farm – how very un-clarkson!