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

Published: 6/Jan/2020 12:02

by David Purcell


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.


Cadillac backs TSM in car company’s very first esports partnership

Published: 11/Jan/2021 18:55

by Virginia Glaze


Popular esports and entertainment organization Team SoloMid — more commonly known as TSM — has announced a partnership with luxury auto brand Cadillac in the car company’s first-ever esports venture.

On January 11, TSM announced its exclusive partnership with Cadillac, marking the very first time the esteemed automotive company has entered such a business venture with competitive gaming groups.

The initiative kicked has off with a special TSM jersey featuring the Cadillac logo — a swanky fit that the organization flexed in a tweet revealing their latest money move.

That’s not all; according to TSM’s press release, their newfound partnership will also include some very special features for their fans, such as “access to exclusive streaming events, custom video and social media content, and experiential events and activations at the brand new, state-of-the-art TSM Performance Center.”

It looks like there’s a lot to be excited for, and even Cadillac is jazzed to be part of the proceedings, according to GM’s Manager of Emerging Media and Partnerships, Bryan Steele.

“Cadillac is excited to enter the esports space as part of the TSM family,” Steele said of the development. “Whether on the road, or on the Rift, our organizations place an incredibly high value on innovation and craftsmanship. Given our shared values, and the pedigree of Cadillac and TSM, it was a natural fit to team up with one of the most decorated esports teams in the world.”

While TSM might be Cadillac’s first esports partnership, this isn’t the first time a luxury car brand has gotten involved with an esports group; in November 2020, Chinese car brand Haval partnered with Epic Esports Events for their EPIC League Dota 2 initiative.

Just a month prior to Haval’s own initiative, Mazda entered a deal with Hellraisers. Other auto brands similarly involved with esports include Honda with Riot Games’ LCS and Team Liquid, McLaren with DragonX, Audi with Astralis Group, and Kia with the LEC.

It seems that more and more car companies are looking to get in on the action that competitive gaming brings. Who knows — it would be really cool to see a special TSM-wrapped Cadillac someday.