YouTuber Houston Crosta reveals why the $2.6m Pagani Huayra is "junk" - Dexerto
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YouTuber Houston Crosta reveals why the $2.6m Pagani Huayra is “junk”

Published: 28/Sep/2020 12:00 Updated: 28/Sep/2020 12:19

by Kieran Bicknell

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For a man that owns a fleet of exotic cars, Houston Crosta has always wanted to drive a Pagani Huayra. Randy from Savage Garage gave him the opportunity, but the experience didn’t quite live up to Crosta’s expectations.

There’s an age-old saying “don’t meet your heroes” as they never quite live up to expectations. It would appear that the same rings true for cars, as YouTuber Houston Crosta found out the hard way.

In Royalty Exotic Cars’ September 27 video, Crosta finally had a chance to drive his “dream car” – The Pagani Huayra. Worth around $2.6-$2.8m, the Huayra belongs to fellow YouTuber Randy of Savage Garage.

Admitting semi-seriously that he would’ve paid Randy $20k to drive the Huayra, Crosta takes the keys for the car to make his “dreams come true.” From the word go, there are some issues – he can’t figure out how to start the overly-complex Pagani.

Houston Crosta drives Pagani Huayra
YouTube: Royalty Exotic Cars
Sadly, the Huayra didn’t live up to Crosta’s “dream car” expectations.

Holding on for dear life

Once on the move though, the ‘dream’ continues to crumble for Houston. “All you can hear is turbos” Crosta explains while on the interstate, stating that they “need to straight pipe it… it could be way louder!”

The second issue he has is that, in no uncertain terms, he is “holding on for dear life!” The Huayra is so visceral, so fast and so bulky that it proves to be a handful to drive, even for someone experienced like Crosta.

Visibility is also an issue, due to the fender-mounted mirrors, which he says would make it near-impossible to daily-drive a car such as the Pagani.

“It’s hard to be confident”

The complexity of the interior is also an issue, with the window switches being “in the wrong place.” Not only that, but the centre console design makes it difficult to adjust anything such as the A/C while driving.

Once back in his Veyron, Crosta admits he’d “have the Veyron 10 times over the Huayra” and that he was “scared” to drive the Pagani. He wishes the Pagani had “luxury” in it and complained about how rough the ride quality was.

It was so bad, he explains it was “hard to be confident” behind the wheel. It looks like Crosta will be sticking with the Veyron for now, and has probably learned never to drive his dream car.

Racing

Forza Motorsport moves to Xbox Game Pass and players are furious

Published: 26/Oct/2020 11:28

by Kieran Bicknell

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Forza Motorsport 7 is still enjoying plenty of playtime despite being over three years old and has recently been added to Xbox Game Pass. Not all fans of the racing simulator are happy about it, however.

Despite being released over three years ago on October 3, 2017, Forza Motorsport 7 is still ranked as one of the best driving simulators available for the Xbox. Until the next installment is released, Forza Motorsport 7 looks set to retain its crown, and has recently been added to Xbox’s Game Pass service.

Many have praised the Game Pass service highly. Players pay a nominal monthly fee of $14.99 for access to over 100 games, including Forza Horizon 4 and now Forza Motorsport 7.

While many fans will likely be overjoyed at the news, not everyone is so happy.

Forza Motorsport Game Pass Issues
Reddit: u/xnvrdarren
Many players have discovered issues with online multiplayer races since the game’s inclusion on Xbox Game Pass.

Forza Motorsport 7 on Xbox Game Pass issues

Since the game’s inclusion on Xbox Game Pass opens it up to so many more players, it also opens it up to less experienced and less serious gamers.

This proves to be quite an issue for those that want to play Forza Motorsport 7 as a serious racing simulator. While single-player gameplay is unaffected, online multiplayer has been hit with a number of new, inexperienced, and often clumsy players.

Posting to /r/Forza, Redditor xnvrdarren showcased a perfect example of new or sabotaging players ruining races. Showing the first corner of an online multiplayer race on Forza Motorsport 7, the race descends into complete chaos as the players all pile into each other, rather than take the corner correctly.

Since the game appeared on Game Pass, this is how 99% of all races start from r/forza

However, it seems that many players have not noticed much of a difference, and have been cynical about the online multiplayer from the start.

Referring to the dodgy driving, one Redditor said “If anything I’d attribute it to more people playing [now that the game is on Game Pass] whereas before it was more dedicated racers who are more experienced at this point.”

Even that comment seems optimistic compared to some, with one commenter, in particular, saying that that “clean racing was never a thing on this game.”

With the influx of new players, it will be interesting to see whether this is an issue that calms down as they get used to the game, or whether developers Turn 10 will have to step in and make amendments.