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Mr Beast stuns YouTube sub with insane 40 car giveaway challenge

Published: 20/Sep/2020 12:22

by Georgina Smith

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YouTube star Mr Beast has taken his generosity to the next level as he hit the amazing milestone of 40 million subscribers, giving the 40 millionth fan a whole 40 cars to thank him for joining the community.

If there’s anyone who knows how to shock people with wildly valuable prizes, it’s Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson. Since he started YouTube at just 13 years old in 2012, he has amassed a huge fan base, and as revenue began to pour in, he was able to facilitate progressively more expensive and ridiculous prizes.

In recent months he has given away anything from a $10,000 dollar Taco Bell gift card, to an actual $700,000 island, so there’s nothing that’s out of the realms of opportunity for this young creator.

In an August 20 video, Jimmy even asked a subscriber to choose between a Lamborghini and a house as a gift.

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Mr Beast is known for giving away huge amounts of cash

But that pales in comparison to the whopping 40 cars Jimmy purchased to celebrate his latest YouTube milestone. He messaged the lucky subscriber, Luke, telling them he had a surprise for him but gave no other details away.

After a ten-hour journey to reach Luke, they blindfolded him and loaded all the cars onto his lawn, before delivering him a challenge. If he could give away all 40 cars in under 24 hours, he would win a stunning custom wrapped Tesla commemorating 40 million subs.

Luke was handing out cars left right and centre, to family members, friends, food delivery drivers, and even random strangers at Walmart. The final nine cars were wrapped under a cloth, so the people picking them had no idea what was underneath, making the final leg of the challenge just that bit harder.

After finally managing to offload all the cars, even the ones that didn’t run, or with a crazy design on the exterior, Luke was finally awarded his custom wrapped Tesla.

If this is what Jimmy has pulled out of the bag for his 40 million subscriber milestone, there’s no doubt that his 50 million subscriber event will up the ante even more. And with the growth of his channel looking like it won’t slow down any time soon, it seems that the next milestone could be closer than anticipated.

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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.