What A Crazy Week In The Auto Industry…

What A Crazy Week In The Auto Industry…


all right everybody rob for ready here and what a crazy week in the automotive world it is and I don’t know if you guys keep up with a bunch of stuff but there’s a bunch of things in my class a lot going on right now and I’m gonna talk about it let’s start first off two big accidents and the number one accident I’m gonna point out I’m gonna try to rapid-fire through this because there’s so much here the Lamborghini Super Trofeo crash at Laguna Seca and it was right before the corkscrew you just see these two cars coming up being on the standard like braking to go into the corkscrew and you have this one super trail boom beeline straight past past them misses them both smashes right into the tire barrier flips up in the air and then lands on its front now I mean my reaction was sort of the same as everybody else has gotta be brake failure the differential and speed everything like that the brakes must have failed well according to Lamborghini the brakes were fine and everything was okay so there is this level of like what’s gonna happen lose the shit about the woman driver it was a woman driver but she’s a woman racecar driver which means she could kick all of your asses twice over I mean gentlemen series but still she’s probably a better driver than all of us so let’s remove that from the equation it was on lap three of a 15 Latimer it was a 15 lap race the race got yellow flag then red flag to airlift her out of there according to all sources she’s doing okay and she’s gonna recover and that was a testament to the safety of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo but the crash itself was like holy shit did you see how hard she just went into that tyre wall but racing is all about the safety equipment and that’s why you don’t skimp on the safety equipment when they ask you to put a roll cage in you put an actual roll cage you don’t take fence piping to make it look like a freaking roll cage you don’t want to be that guy that gets hurt because you think you’re never gonna crash I’m sure she didn’t expect to crash and I’m still really curious as to when they start plugging in the the car what actually happened I can’t imagine that she just beelined through that turn my money is still on brake failure whether it was brake failure as as far as maintenance or somebody did something something happened that it wasn’t supposed to happen we’ll find that out pretty soon next big crash the ten Rolo that was at the ten rollover gt3 at the Nurburgring and again things can go sideways so quickly when you’re racing and this one was just she’s caught a curb in the gt3 at the Nurburgring cart caught an edge rolled over I believe and there was some debate in the comments as to whether it was nine times or ten rotations but it landed on its wheels again big dramatic accident – totally totaled cars but wild shit that went on a very very wild video speaking of wild video there was a this video coming out of China which I like and like I’m gonna make some like no vertical video shirts just to get that message out there cuz you guys got to stop doing vertical video I don’t know I mean it’s China you guys all are used to like all the smart phone technology and everything coming out of Samsung and everything you gotta be able to to turn it that way I would if I was a smartphone manufacturer I wouldn’t even allow it to record in vertical I would default it like no matter what I would default at the horizontal so it doesn’t fill the screen when you like this and they’re like oh okay well I better turn the camera now it fills the screen that’s my my gift to the world enjoy world but that’s no more vertical video problems for anyone this one’s pretty wild cuz you don’t know what’s gonna happen you’re watching this bulldozer here and this bulldozers flipping over a little Land Rover or something that was a or Pathfinder that rolled over it hooked it up to the forks or the teeth on the on the front end loader and as it was lifting up here like yeah what’s gonna happen what’s gonna happen bet you didn’t see that one coming yeah you’re like watching the wheel Teeter on the on the caterpillar next thing you know straightens it out and you’re like oh cool why is the video still playing something’s gonna happen something’s going to happen and then BOOM it happens the ropes break and the thing goes sailing down this what seems like a never-ending hill picking up more and more speed and just vanishes into the trees which was pretty cool like it was like hahaha it’s a good belly laugh on that one and you see like the trees just sort of like some of the trees get knocked down something like that it was always going 60 70 80 miles an hour by the time I hit those trees the only thing that could have made that video internet gold forever would have been a giant explosion at the end I’m sure somebody can CGI that and just make that video absolutely perfect well no it’s fake at that point in time but it’ll be absolutely perfect you know else happening this week the Bugatti Veyron remember that one that went splashed that insurance fraud guy went to jail because he tried to defraud the insurance company if you haven’t seen it I think I did the video on a long time ago guy bought a Bugatti Veyron got an insurance thing I’ve got an insurance policy for two million dollars you paid like 1.3 said you got his insurance and he was only gonna do three thousand miles a year something like that drove it like five thousand miles in a month and then drove it into a lake obviously to make an insurance claim on it for the two million dollars so he drove the shit out of it instead of the three hundred miles a month Peter of five thousand miles a month one drove it into a lake tried to claim that he was looking at a bird and tried to collect a two million dollar payout guess what a ice ended up in jail and that car has been floating around for it floating around Jesus Christ I’m really good that car has been floating around forever and it still hasn’t been repaired it was a somebody decide to repair it and it’s actually probably a pretty good time to do so because the the car has got a pretty solid value right now and it’s got a cool story behind it the problem is Bugatti parts are freakin expensive there was a rapper out of Miami let’s call it Birdman I don’t think it was Birdman it may have been but how do Bugatti and sold it because he found out like a radiator was like $80,000 like fuck this shit and Bugattis are very expensive or very expensive to repair so when you chew through a motor you got water all over new electronics you’re essentially rebuilding the car if you look at any car if you try to piecemeal it together if you go try to order all the pieces individually to build your own 0/1 it’s gonna cost you three hundred and fifty thousand versus going to the dealership and just building it for buying one for 130 put that into into context with a Bugatti where it costs a million new that’s probably three or four million dollars to get all the parts now granted a lot of parts are there some of them can be salvaged some of them can be cleaned I don’t know how much overlap there is with like Volkswagen or whatnot as far as the parts go so I don’t think that car could cheaply be put that back together if it could have it would have been but if you have a couple of people throwing $100,000 at it at some point in time it’s gonna be a smart buyer to pick it up I don’t know if it’s worth $300,000 it really depends what’s been swapped what hasn’t been swapped what’s good what isn’t good speaking of what isn’t good remember Spiker you’re like holy shit Spikers back on the scene because they’re putting Koenigsegg motors in them and that was cool like Spiker they were using the outie motors and then they were going over to the Koenigsegg motors naturally aspirated Koenigsegg power I mean that’s pretty much all you could possibly ask for and they did that by jumping the price to almost 400,000 I remember it is like a hundred and fifty thousand dollar car now it’s a four hundred thousand dollar car apparently that drummed up a lot of interest however you know what happened nothing apparently uh and I just know what I read Koenigsegg said that Spiker did not live up to its end of the deal or a shirt shirt enough like my take on this spykor didn’t give him the money they didn’t start building the engines there for Spiker doesn’t get Koenigsegg engines Koenigsegg said he’s still interested in providing the engines for Spiker but they have to live up to their commitments which is probably giving them money and ultimately that partnership goes downhill now all of a sudden you have a bunch of guys that put the posits on their Koenig Spikers and they like oh what the hell it’s not a conics biker anymore just a Spiker lydia shove another Audi motor and I don’t want it anymore especially not for 400 grand and you’re gonna see lots of issues I don’t see any good coming out of that that’s a very troubling sign when you can’t even get the power plants for the car that’s virtually the same as the car you had before just with a new engine and revamped if you can’t make that happen I don’t know bad news bad news guess what also out of nowhere there was a one of the GM test drivers retired and apparently his wife was posting like oh cool check out this stuff that my husband got for as a retirement gift looks like Chevy may have lured a nut Chevy but this wife may have leaked the zr1 time around Nurburgring accidentally by showing something that had the nurburgring times now there’s a little bit of the usual rumor mill 657 is a time that it has listed for the zr1 around the Nurburgring but it has it with an S at the end people are assuming that means segment time which you know what segments time is like I can lift a hundred pounds once and I can do that ten times in a day so I can really do a rep of ten it’s not really the same segment times is is a long track taking the fastest segments and stitching them together to see hypothetically if the lap was perfect what you could have done that doesn’t necessarily mean the the zero one has ever run the Nurburgring at 6:57 in one go but it does mean that it is sort of capable of doing such a lap at 6:57 again I don’t know what this means I get all Internet speculation but something to be aware of and let’s finish this off with the bike cock head of the week and there was a bike race bike going next to the next thing you know something you don’t really expect ever in a bike race and there’s a a weird thing you’ve seen these different circumstances if people just go and fucking buck wild in racing scenarios where they try to like injure somebody or crash in the number dude like I don’t know how you can lose your cool like this guy reached over while they were full-out and a bike race and hit the brake handle on another bike right next to him and then it threw the other bike off guy stayed on this bike nothing ultimately happened guy got dropped from his team I mean it’s like grade-a asshole why that even crossed his mind as a thought as like oh cool maybe I’ll get away with just jacking this guy’s brake maybe he’ll flip over his handlebars maybe it’ll just slow down and I’ll pass them it like there’s no logical thought process as to how that works in your favor you win they strip your victory like there’s nothing that you could possibly do other than potentially hurt somebody for what your cock head you deserve all the hate you’re probably getting already you should never race again and that was a very very stupid move I’m sure you figured that out I hope for the love of God the only saving grace would be you figured that out that you are a cock head and it was a stupid move but regardless now in Italy they’re talking about even criminal charges as far as attempted murder and it’s like I can see it it’s it’s not too far-fetched it’s it’s pretty damn incriminating to do that there’s no hoops up my hand slipped and I went to grab his thing so I did it there’s nothing there you’re pretty screwed on that but anyway speaking of that as I said updates coming GDC update video coming this week best cop moments coming up there’s a lot of stuff that I’ve been like piling up and not really bottling but stuff I couldn’t come out and do videos on and luckily everything’s sort of wrapping up all at the same time so we’ll be able to do that fill in a lot and I like being cagey I don’t like not being able to share information but in the grand scheme of things I can’t release stuff until it makes sense to release stuff and you’re about to see a bunch coming in the coming weeks so thank you for sticking around and I will see you tomorrow [Music]


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