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

Published: 10/Jan/2020 16:29

by Connor Bennett

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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.

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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. 

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“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. 

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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.

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Top Gear’s Chris Harris slams “stupid” $625k Ferrari SF90 Stradale

Published: 8/Oct/2020 14:56 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 14:57

by Kieran Bicknell

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As presenter of BBC’s Top Gear, Chris Harris is living out his boyhood dream. Inevitably, once in a while a supercar is going to come along that really gets his back up, and it seems the brand new Ferrari SF90 Stradale has done exactly that.

Harris hasn’t always been a household TV name. Prior to joining Top Gear in 2016, Harris presented his own series on YouTube, along with writing for the likes of Autocar and Evo magazine in England.

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After a famous falling-out with Ferrari back in 2011 (which saw him banned from reviewing their cars for two years) it seems Harris is still on good terms with the Italian brand, but that may be about to change.

Unfortunately for Ferrari, Chris Harris is definitely not a fan of the new SF90 Stradale hybrid, not even in the top-range ‘Assetto Fiorano’ trim. Costing a whopping $625,000 without options, the SF90 represents a new direction for Ferrari. Sadly, it seems that it’s not a good direction, at least according to Harris.

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Chris Harris with Ferrari SF90 Stradale Assetto Fiorano
YouTube: Top Gear
Harris was not a fan of Ferrari’s new flagship hybrid supercar, the SF90 Stradale.

Chris Harris reviews the Ferrari SF90 Stradale

He believes that supercar manufacturers are going down a “rabbit hole of performance,” chasing ever-decreasing 0-60 times and fighting for the fastest lap times possible. The SF90 seems to fall firmly into this category for Harris, and he wasted no time tearing into the apex supercar.

“The thing is undeniably impressive” he admitted when asked about his opinion on the car, but that’s about as much praise as he had. “It’s a vehicle you find yourself admiring rather than lusting after, it trades in applying forces to the body of the driver, that’s really it.”

The complexity of the SF90 is a big issue, as is the brutal performance. “It’s so fast, you don’t have time to understand what’s going on… it’s stupid” said Chris. He does admit that the characteristics of the car are “sensational” but they sadly don’t make up for its pitfalls.

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Practicality is a big concern too, as the location of the SF90’s electric motors in the front means that it can’t carry luggage. This transforms it from a car into a “toy” according to Harris, as there’s no practicality to it whatsoever.

The SF90 is “nearly as quick as a LaFerrari”

While Ferraris are often lauded as the prettiest cars on the road, even styling can’t save the SF90. In his words, Chris said “it looks like it was styled by a computer, rather than some Italian bloke with a pencil… It’s lacking emotion.”

Summing up, Chris says despite the fact the SF90 is “nearly as quick as a LaFerrari” its stablemate, the F8 Tributo, is far better.

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“Give me 500hp, 950kg, a manual gearbox, and maybe a little bit of electricity to get through town quietly and start-up quietly in front of my neighbors; Give me that, and that’s the car I want.”

Whether his harsh words will lead to another falling out with Ferrari is uncertain, but with many praising his honesty, it’s unlikely Harris is going to change any time soon.

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