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YouTuber reveals “scary” cost of owning a 2020 Range Rover Sport SVR

Published: 6/Jan/2020 12:02

by David Purcell

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Buying a brand new Range Rover Sport SVR might sound like a dream scenario for some people, but after hearing YouTuber Archie Hamilton talk about the eyebrow-raising cost of actually having one, you might think twice. 

The popular YouTuber, who has over 275,000 subscribers on his channel, can often be seen reviewing some of the hottest vehicles on the market today. On January 5, it was Jaguar Land Rover’s impressive model that took center stage in his video.

With an impressive five-litre V8 petrol engine (575PS), a max speed of 162 mph, and an average 0-60 in around 4.5 seconds, this luxury SUV is at the top of many motor junkie wish lists. However, Archie Hamilton Racing has revealed just how much it will set people back in today’s market and it might scare some people off.

Land RoverYouTuber explains why the 2020 Range Rover Sport SVR might be an expensive choice for buyers.

The vehicle itself is priced from £101,810, according to the official Land Rover website, but that’s its sticker price excluding any further accessories that buyers may wish to add to it.

Archie Hamilton Racing reveals in his video, and many before it, that he selected all of those customization options when he bought it, but how much does it cost to own one? “I put in nine grand for finance and I pay £900 per month for that car,” Archie said, before guest Tony stepped in with a breakdown of the figures.

“Let’s tell the viewers, you (Archie) will get your nine grand back because of how you have come in and out of the car, but the general public probably wouldn’t,” Tony explained.

Timestamp in the video below at 7:07. 

“That would be the depreciation of the car. So, if you had it a couple of years, you would probably get some of the nine grand back because they even themselves back out, but if you changed it in a year, you would probably lose your nine grand and all your payments, so the car has cost you £20,000 for the year.”

Car owners will know, however, that the price of the car is just one part of the puzzle – there’s fuel, insurance, road tax, and servicing to also account for. Running costs will inevitably boost the price up even further than the £20,000 mentioned, which they both agreed was a solid price for a vehicle like this.

Archie continued: “Let’s talk about the other thing, fuel. It does cost around about £100 to fuel it up,” he said, which works out at £400 extra per month if you only fill it up once every seven days. “So, £900 (car) then turns into £1,300.”

Land RoverHere’s a look inside the impressive 2020 Range Rover Sport SVR.

After a brief discussion, they agreed that insurance would be around £2,000 and £3,000 per year for those over 25 years of age. Those below that age would pay approximately £3,000 to £5,000, they said.

With an annual service on top, which they agreed would be between £750 and £1,000 to do, as well as road tax and a new set of tires, this car will approximately set members of the general public back a whopping £30,000.

So, if you’re thinking about buying the Range Rover Sport SVR in 2020, that’s around about how much it’s going to cost you according to Archie Hamilton Racing. Other options discussed in the video are financing and leasing, which are also plausible routes, but it’ll cost a pretty penny either way.

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The incredible cars of FaZe Clan featuring Adapt, Rain, Rug, Blaze & more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 14:40 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 14:49

by Kieran Bicknell

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FaZe Clan is one of the best-known gaming and content houses on YouTube, and they have some incredible cars to boot.

Billed as “The world’s most subscribed gaming team” FaZe Clan has built itself a reputation as one of the best-known esports teams on the planet. Since its creation in 2010, the team has dominated in Call Of Duty, CS:GO, and more.

With their rise to fame, naturally, their income streams have grown substantially. Therefore, many members of the FaZe team have splashed the cash on awesome cars to showcase their success, here are some of the highlights from each member.

FaZe Clan cars

Faze Adapt

FaZe adapt next to his new custom GTR
Youtube: FaZe Adapt
FaZe Adapt has one of the most heavily-customized cars from the clan.

Starting off with what is without a doubt one of the coolest cars in the FaZe Clan collection, Adapt is the owner of a stunning custom Nissan GT-R. Featured on the iconic West Coast Customs channel, this GT-R is a long way from how it left the factory.

With a custom FaZe-themed wrap, new wheels, and custom interior matching the design of the outside, this is one serious ride. Assuming the engine has remained stock, the GT-R puts out an impressive 485bhp from its twin-turbo V6, with the power going to all four wheels.

Faze Rain

FaZe rain by his McLaren
YouTube: FaZe Rain
FaZe Rain enjoys his “real life Batmobile” in the form of a McLaren 570s.

Adapt isn’t the only member of the FaZe Clan to have a supercar. Rain also has his own high-performance car in the form of his black McLaren 570s. This British-built supercar delivers 562hp to the rear wheels from its twin-turbo V8 engine, resulting in a 0-60 time of just over 3 seconds, on to a top speed of 204mph.

In complete contrast to the McLaren is his other car – a Tesla Model X. This all-electric SUV is perfect for cruising around in silence, but is still cool enough and certainly fast enough to make it the envy of many other YouTubers.

FaZe Megga and FaZe Blaze’s Teslas

FaZe Blaze Tesla Model 3
YouTube: FaZe Blaze
A number of the FaZe Clan members own Teslas, such as Blaze and his Model 3.

At only 15 years old, Megga is one of the youngest members. Despite his age, he has already bought his “dream car” in the form of a Tesla Model 3. Clearly the members of FaZe Clan like to go fast AND be eco-conscious.

Not only does Megga own a Tesla, but so does fellow clan member FaZe Blaze, who also owns a Tesla Model 3.

FaZe Rug

G63 AMG FaZe RugFaZe Rug has a G63 AMG similar to this, but in white.

FaZe Rug has owned a number of cool cars over the years, but currently owns a Mercedes-AMG G Wagon, which was recently ‘destroyed’ as part of a prank. Having admitted his want for a Rolls-Royce Phantom, it may only be a matter of time before we see him add one to his garage.

FaZe Clan team cars

FaZe Apex Lincoln
YouTube: FaZe Apex
Long-time viewers will remember the custom FaZe-Themed Lincoln Navigator.

While a number of the members have individual rides, there is also a ‘team’ car for the FaZe members. Their custom Nissan Armada wrapped in FaZe colors has been spotted a number of times at press events.

Long-time FaZe followers will also remember the customized Lincoln Navigator that they had back in New York City, but that is now long-gone.