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FaZe Blaze explains why the Tesla Model 3 is the best car he’s owned

Published: 13/Apr/2020 11:27

by Jacob Hale

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FaZe Clan’s Lucas ‘Blaze’ Mosing has revealed that he has replaced his 2001 Porsche with a brand new Tesla Model 3 – and explained the reason behind his decision.

Tesla has grown tremendously in recent years as one of the biggest electric car manufacturers in the world, and has become a staple for top celebrities – and YouTubers especially – looking to up their car game.

Despite his removal from the FaZe house, Blaze has tried not to let himself slow down too much and has uploaded a video revealing his new car and giving viewers a tour of it.

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Blaze is clearly ecstatic with his new purchase – and you can see why.

After having an issue with his old 2001 Porsche and having to take it to the shop to be fixed, he says he realized it was probably about the right time to get a new car, and when he went looking he saw a “beautiful” Tesla that was actually available to be picked up the next day.

So, Blaze said, he ordered it on his phone and actually got it delivered the following day, with footage of him showing it to his friends and capturing their reactions, as well as giving a brief tour of the vehicle itself and some of the cool features.

Despite reeling off certain interesting and fun features about the vehicle, he finally revealed the exact reason he bought the Tesla Model 3. “The reason I got this car is because of how it drives,” he said. “It doesn’t even feel like a car. It feels like a toy… It goes 0-60 so fast. It’s so fast, and it’s so quiet and so smooth.”

Finally, he adds that all of the above, alongside the autopilot feature, makes the Tesla Model 3 “the dopest car” that he’s ever had in his entire life and that he’s “so happy with it.”

While Blaze is delighted with his new drive, some people aren’t so impressed. Bill Gates is one of the biggest names that opted for a competitor over Tesla, and explained why he chose a Porsche Taycan instead – though, Elon Musk wasn’t too impressed.

While Gates might not be overly impressed with Tesla, Blaze is clearly delighted, and it’s definitely not a bad ride to be driving around Los Angeles in by any means.

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SSC accused of faking 331mph speed record revealed on Top Gear

Published: 27/Oct/2020 11:53

by Kieran Bicknell

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With the automotive world rocked by the SSC Tuatara’s record-breaking run during October 2020, YouTuber Shmee 150 has raised a number of doubts about the credibility of their record.

Land speed records are nothing new – ever since the dawn of the motor car, drivers have been competing to go faster and faster in an all-out race to beat each other’s top speeds.

With competitors Bugatti having set the previous production car speed record of 304.77mph in a Bugatti Chiron Super Sport, SSC has now obliterated their record… or have they?

SSC tuatara speed run
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The SSC Tuatara is the record holder for the world’s fastest production car, but many have pointed out there are issues with the footage.

Top Gear announces SSC Tuatara speed record

When BBC’s Top Gear announced the breaking news that the SSC Tuatara had broken the production car speed records, the automotive world went into pandemonium. To break any speed record is an incredible achievement, but to do so by such a massive margin is almost unheard of.

The record attempt itself was also unusual in that it was carried out on a stretch of public road. A closed-off section of dead-straight road near Las Vegas provided the setting, totaling seven miles long.

Unfortunately for SSC and potentially for Top Gear, a number of popular online personalities and journalists have now called out SSC, claiming that the record is “fake.”

SSC World Record run controversy

YouTuber Shmee150 has been one such journalist, and put out a very convincing video debunking the record attempt on October 26.

The first major issue that he identified is that the tires on the Tuatara were allegedly ‘stock’ tires. Since they were not made specifically for the record attempt (to the best of his knowledge) they would’ve been rated for a significantly lower speed than 300+ mph.

Shmee then goes further to discuss the timings between set points on the route. By calculating the distance covered and the time it took for the Tuatara to cover that distance, he was able to work out a rough average speed.

SSC Footage slowed down?

Unfortunately, the speed between the first and second point that he highlighted is significantly different to that shown by the on-board footage that Top Gear released. According to his calculations, either the onboard footage was slowed down “by around 30%” for some reason, or the figures shown are totally wrong.

He also points out that the dashboard was obscured in the first-person view footage, despite the fact the reading should’ve mirrored that of the telemetry. As Shmee points out, the car is always going faster than the calculated average speed, which is a “mathematical impossibility.. you can’t dispute [it].”

By Shmee’s calculations, the Tuatara only reached a peak speed of “around 280 miles an hour”. Given that the original video was a Top Gear exclusive, it will be interesting to see how this situation develops.