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YouTuber TJ Hunt gives James May cheeky jab after roasting his Ferrari

Published: 10/Mar/2020 21:55

by David Purcell

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Popular YouTube star TJ Hunt has fired a shot back at James May after handing his stunning Ferrari 458 GT3 just a four out of 10 rating. 

The Grand Tour co-host has been quite active on the video sharing platform of late, whether it be commenting on the real problems facing the electric car market or roasting content creators about the cars they choose to drive.

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The Stradman, Adam LZ, Mr JWW and others had their cars featured in a video from DRIVETRIBE on March 8, where May was left with the simple task of sharing his verdict on each of them- and it’s fair to say that TJ Hunt wasn’t best pleased after seeing what James said about his car.

James May roasts YouTubers
DRIVETRIBE, YouTube
James May has had a lot to say about YouTubers’ cars of late.

For those who don’t know already, Hunt can often be seen sharing a number of different car related videos to his successful YouTube channel, which has over 1.66 million subscribers at the time of writing.

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In an upload on March 10, the content creator took a C8 Corvette out for a spin, which included a speed run, donuts and much more, even taking a moment to show fans what May had said about his car – and chose to hit back with a tongue-in-cheek comment of his own.

He said: “Although he gave us a four out of ten on the looks, to be honest I didn’t think he was going to give a high score. He’s more of a purist and an older man – an old guy. He’s an old guy,” before adding that he was delighted by the 10/10 May gave him for effort on the project.

(Timestamp in video below at 8:40)

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If you didn’t catch the original video (below), where May absolutely roasted a number of YouTubers’ cars, it’s fair to say that he had his doubts about the Ferrari 458 GT3 that Hunt owns.

He said: “It’s not a real GT3 racing car, as was. It’s a 458 Italian that he bought as, I believe, a bit of a wreck, and he’s put GT3 body parts on it like the front – they’re all pucker. The front, the chin, the wheels and so on. It’s very well done, not going to deny that, but I think it’s a little bit flashy because it’s not actually true.”

“It’s a little bit like reproduction furniture or vegan cheese,” he continued. “Also mate, you’re going to knock the front off in about 10 minutes and that spoiler on the back is a little bit outré.”

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(Timestamp in video below at 0:54)


May gave him 10/10 for effort, but just 4/10 for the taste – clearly not exactly what Hunt wanted to hear. Whether or not we see these two feature in future videos together remains to be seen, although James does appear to be interested in the YouTubers projects.

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We wouldn’t be surprised if even more content creators pick up on his roasts in the near future, so make sure to keep an eye on what could be a steadily ensuing “beef” for May vs YouTubers.

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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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