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YouTuber TJHunt unveils new custom exhaust for Corvette C8

Published: 14/Mar/2020 17:33 Updated: 14/Mar/2020 17:37

by Connor Bennett

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Popular cars YouTuber TJ Hunt has revealed his brand-new custom exhaust for his Corvette C8 and the upgrade makes his car sound a whole lot meaner when it revs up.

Like other YouTubers who base their content around their cars, TJ Hunt has a collection of cars that he regularly showcases, reviews, and even mods for his viewers. The American has close to 1.7m subscribers and regularly attracts close to one million viewers to his almost daily uploads. 

In his newest video, the popular YouTuber revealed the finished custom exhaust that he had been working on getting for his Chevrolet Corvette C8 and though it might not be the biggest change you can make to a car, it does make his Corvette sound pretty mean when it is cruising the streets.

YouTube: TJ Hunt
The YouTube was behind the wheel of his Corvette not long after getting the new exhaust fitted.

TJ noted that he had been working with MagnaFlow on the project and that it was finally set to be put on to his car so that he could get back behind the wheel and take it home. 

What he claimed to be the world’s first custom exhaust for C8 was pretty different to what was added as stock. The stock exhaust, the YouTuber noted, did a “really good job” of keeping the sound dampened because of the system that was in place but a custom one could really take things up a notch. 

As he had the exhaust fitted and his bumper put back together, Hunt watched as his car was revved up and produced a hellacious noise from the new exhaust – though it wasn’t going to ruin anyone’s hearing all that much as it quickly quietened down when the engine wasn’t being revved. 

After having it tested for any rattles and potential further tweaks, the YouTuber finally got to take it out of the garage and take it for a spin on the road – where he claimed his car felt “much more alive on the inside.” 

TJ took for a further spin and gave some other thoughts on the changes, adding that it helped reduce noise inside the car and allowed his vehicle to sound “phenomenal.”

Of course, while he and his viewers might be fans of the changes, he’ll have to wait and see if anyone else comments on the car from further afield once the exhaust goes into production. 

The YouTuber jabbed back at The Grand Tour host James May after the British TV presenter ‘roasted’ his Ferrari 458 GT3.

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The insane tech inside GMC’s new $100,000 Hummer EV pickup

Published: 30/Oct/2020 16:25

by Kieran Bicknell

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When GM announced that the next Hummer was going to be electric, few believed them. Fast forward to 2020, and the all-new Hummer is indeed fully electric, and packed to the brim with crazy technology, as YouTuber Doug DeMuro discovered.

Electric vehicles (EVs) are all the rage at the moment. With the state of California announcing the ban of combustion-engined (petrol & diesel) cars from 2035 and the entire country of England doing the same, the race is on for manufacturers to bring EVs to the masses.

While GM’s new Hummer isn’t aimed at the masses – since it starts at $100,000 – it is a massive step for the company. It becomes even more significant when you realize precious Hummers were gas-guzzling behemoths, though this one isn’t exactly small.

Doug DeMuro with Hummer EV
YouTube: Doug DeMuro
The Hummer’s light bar at the front doubles up as both an illumination device and a charging status bar.

Doug DeMuro reviews the 2020 Hummer EV

YouTuber Doug DeMuro is no stranger to reviewing prototype vehicles, and that’s exactly what he has his hands on for his October 29 video.

While he was unable to drive the Hummer on the open road, he still got to delve deep into the interesting tech and design of the new EV.

With an all-electric range of 350 miles, the Hummer is ideal for everyday driving. Coupled with an ever-increasing EV charging network, and the possibility of an electric-only lifestyle becomes very real indeed.

Features of the 2020 Hummer EV

The light bar on the front of the Hummer is instantly recognizable, but its coolest element is initially hidden. When plugged in to charge, the light bar turns into a battery charge gauge, showing just how much charge is in the battery.

Inside, the interior is firmly rooted in 21st-century design, and represents a “big departure from anything else on the market today.” Screens adorn the cabin, with the instrument cluster and infotainment being a fully-digital affair.

The rear window of the Hummer can be lowered, while there are plenty of hidden storage compartments throughout. These are especially useful in the summer, as it allows drivers to park with the windows down, without their valuables being on show.

Not only does the back window roll down, but the entire roof comes off. Called the ‘sky view roof’ the roof comes off into four components, leaving just a roll bar and the windows.

Power for the Hummer EV comes from three electric motors, which result in mind-boggling performance. According to GM, a performance version will be coming that will hit 60mph in less than three seconds. That’s always impressive, but even more so given the size and squared-off shape of the truck.

The first ‘Edition 1’ models are all spoken for, with deliveries aiming to begin during fall 2021. With numerous other variants confirmed by GM, it will be interesting to see how widely-adopted the Hummer EV becomes.