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Saturday, 29 November 2014

Watch LaFerrari Get Harris'd FOR FREE


It is the Ferrari-est Ferrari that's ever Ferrari'd. Planet Car's most famous brand's past, present and near future, summarised in a single machine worth over a million of your Earth monies. It is THE Ferrari. It is LaFerrari. It is fecking fast, as you'll be told both objectively and subjectively by one Chris Harris in the above video. Previously you were only given the privilege of viewing the full 15-minute review video if you signed up for the controversial /DRIVE+ channel and promised to pay £2.50 every month (albeit after 14 free days)... to watch one channel of YouTube videos! Bollocks to that, said most. If you didn't find a rip of this video on Dailymotion or Pirate Bay when it came out, then you'll be thrilled to know that the presenter of this video has listened to those internetters crying bollocks and gone solo, on a free channel. As an apology, he's uploaded the full-length pay videos to watch for free, having chopped off the start and end titles to avoid copyright awkwardness.

The most noteworthy of these, is this. The car that has perhaps made more headlines, turned more heads and started more debates than any other car since the Bugatti Veyron. A hybrid Ferrari?! Say it ain't so! Oh, but it is, obnoxious name and all, and this is the future for all V12 Ferrari models. It matters that this car is good, and all signs point towards it being possibly the best of the three "hybrid hypercars" as a driving experience. So, sit back and watch "monkey" Harris shred rubber on Italian mountain roads and then throw it around Pista di Fiorano (Ferrari's test track) a few times for good measure.

If you watch this and feel that actually, Mr. Harris does deserve your support - and you've got the requisite kindness in your heart and cash on your card - then you can chip in without supporting an exploitative system, by donating to his account on Patreon. This will charge you the amount you specify (in US dollars) at the end of each month once over for every time he uploads a video in said month, and that money will only be used to make a living out of thrashing exotic cars and filming what happens. Once he works the system out, you will also be entitled to exclusive perks and/or rewards. I hope this appeals, as I suggested the idea... ;-)

If you need further convincing, here's his first breakaway video, featuring the Ferrari 458 Speciale and Porsche 911 GT3 (991). Neither of them catch fire.


Monday, 17 November 2014

Gymkhana 7 - BIGGER SKIDS


GUESS WHAT, BRO! BRO! GUESS WHAT! IT'S KEN BLOCK DOIN' SKIDS AGAIN MOFO!

DOIN' SKIDS IN A 6.7-LITRE CUSTOM MUSTANG (CUSTANG?)!

DOIN' SKIDS IN LOS ANGELES!

DOIN' SKIDS ON A BRIDGE!

DOIN' SKIDS UNDER A BRIDGE!

DOIN' SKIDS IN A RIVER BED!

DOIN' SKIDS OVER THE SKIDS HE ALREADY DID IN REHEARSALS!

DOIN' SKIDS AROUND A BURNT-OUT IMPREZA! (a nod to the first Gymkhana?)

DOIN' SKIDS DONUTS AROUND A DONUT SHOP!

DOIN' SKIDS AROUND A POLICE CAR!

DOIN' SKIDS UNDER A LOWRIDER!

DOIN' SKIDS ON THE HILL WITH THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN!

DOIN' SKIDS FOR LIKE 11 STRAIGHT MINUTES!

BRO YOU GOTTA BE SKIDDIN' ME BRO!!

BUY THESE BRANDED ITEMS!

FORD!!

MONSTER ENERGY!!

FUCKIN' DOIN' SKIDS FOR DAYS!!!!!!!

Er... yeah. You know the drill. An improvement on the last couple of Gymkhanas, but aside from the maniacal all-wheel-drive Custang (yes, I'm sticking with Custang, F U) it's not exactly groundbreaking. Still, that doesn't mean it isn't enjoyable!

Bonus Video:

KEN BLOCK DOIN' SKIDS TO IMPRESS A MAN THAT ALSO DOES SKIDS (Chris Harris).



[If you read this somewhere other than Smallblog V8, it's been copy-pasted without my permission]