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Tesla-controlled Mario Kart clone is the coolest thing you’ll see today

Published: 21/Aug/2020 11:55

by Georgina Smith

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A video has gone viral with over 400,000 likes on Twitter of a man playing the Mario Kart dupe ‘Beach Buggy Racing 2’ in a Tesla, using the steering wheel as the main control.

Since the car’s release, plenty of games have been brought to Tesla including Cuphead and Fallout Shelter. In March a feature was released that allowed Tesla users to play any PC game via an app called Rainway.

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In June, eccentric entrepreneur Elon Musk suggested that he wanted to bring GTA to the car, in a tweet that said it’s “only a matter of time before someone steals a Tesla while playing GTA on a Tesla,” following up with a curious: “literally.”

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Musk is known for his eccentricity and eclectic tweets.

But for now, people must satisfy their in-game driving cravings by playing ‘Beach Buggy Racing 2,’ a Mario Kart style game with bright, fun courses and an upbeat soundtrack. The twist is, you use the actual steering wheel as the main control.

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In the video posted by Twitter user ‘AllMoneyInRico’ the person behind the camera comments the driver is “playing a game with a steering wheel and the actual pedal. What the f**k?”

The video shows him frantically steering his on screen character, quickly darting back to the touch screen to activate the on screen controls as his friends watch in awe.

One girl underneath the viral tweet posted her own Beach Buggy racing efforts, though she claimed “I can’t play to save my life,” and says in the video that she had to alter the sensitivity settings of the steering wheel to make playing a little easier.

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At the time of writing the tweet has amassed over 400,000 likes, 88,000 retweets and comments, and the video itself has over 6 million views.

While it doesn’t seem like the real Mario Kart is due to arrive on the Tesla anytime soon, people are having just as much fun with its lookalike Beach Buggy Racing and its novelty controls.

Cars

Future reveals insane custom Chevrolet truck

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:00

by Kieran Bicknell

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Rapper Future has had an incredible career spanning over several decades. In that time, he’s risen through the ranks to become a household name in the rap/hip-hop genres. Now, he’s revealed the latest addition to his garage in the form of this crazy one-off Chevrolet Blazer.

Future – real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn – is an American rap artist from Atlanta, Georgia. In his time as a musician, he has amassed a number of awards and released several critically-acclaimed albums and tracks.

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With a car collection including Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, and Bentleys, he has now revealed his latest addition.

Standing out from his collection of ‘typical’ exotic cars, Future has now taken delivery of his custom-commissioned Chevrolet K5 Blazer truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

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Future Custom K5 Blazer
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Future commissioned the custom truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

Future’s new Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer

This fully-restored, one-off build looks absolutely incredible and will stand out among Future’s other ‘stock’ cars. Finished in British Racing Green, this is a color that was not available from factory, and was used only for his personal build.

The exterior has been left mostly stock other than the color change, but the front headlights have been upgraded to LED units. Not only have the headlights been changed, but also the wheels – the stock items being replaced by a set of 18″ gold HRE wheels.

Inside, the car has been completely re-trimmed in brown leather, with a number of embossed logos throughout. The factory analog dials have been refreshed, but a 10″ touchscreen has been fitted to the dash. This is coupled to an uprated JL audio system – a key upgrade for a musician such as Future.

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Future unveiled the truck on his Instagram:

Underneath the hood is the biggest upgrade to the car – a complete engine and transmission swap. The stock motor has been ditched for a 6.2l LS3 V8, coupled to an uprated GM automatic transmission. With 430hp on tap, Future will have plenty of fun driving this custom truck around.

RingBrothers co-owner Mike Ring is justifiably proud of the result: “We’re humbled that people continue to come to us for special projects like this.”

“We realize that our customers could get a new Ferrari or Lamborghini but choose us instead. It’s an honor we don’t take lightly, so we put our heart into each project. We’re glad Future appreciates that.”

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