Filming Supercars Buys Teen Audi R8
Paul Wallace was a 17 year old from Watford, Hertfordshire, an area just outside of London, England who loves supercars, but until recently settled for driving his mom’s Ford Focus. He would borrow his mom’s beat up old Focus to make the trip into London to film supercars on his mobile phone. He took these video clips, and created a YouTube channel with them.
Apparently Wallace is not the only fan of supercars on the roads of London. Now 23, his Supercars of London YouTube channel has 55,000 subscribers who have viewed his videos an incredible 65 million times. The advertising revenue shared by the website has earned him enough to buy his own high performance 187 mph Audi R8.
He got the six year old Audi R8 for £50,000- his very own 4.2-litre V8 supercar that goes from 0 to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds. Wallace said: “It is incredibly overwhelming to have got the Audi, it is a dream come true. It is all my Christmases rolled into one and I can’t wait to share my adventures and journey with the rest of the world on YouTube. It is surreal knowing I started this all from filming supercars, and the thought of people filming me is quite bizarre, but owning a car like this is what I have always dreamed of. I picked the Audi R8 as it does everything a supercar should. It looks amazing inside and out, it drives fantastic and sounds brilliant.”
A business management student who still lives with his parents, Wallace started making money online as he kept uploading more and more videos to his channel. Video footage includes Lamborghinis being seized by the police, gold supercars speeding through wealthy neighbourhoods of London, and Ferraris being aggressively revved in traffic.
His supercar videos are exceptionally popular. One called ‘Lamborghini Teasing The Police’ has earned over four million views on YouTube. Most popular of all is a video titled ‘The Dumbest Rich Man In The World’, which featured a convertible Lamborghini being driven with it’s roof down in the pouring rain. It has been watched nearly 12 million times. To put these numbers into perspective, a typical episode of Top Gear gets about half that many.
The young man intends to customize his Audi R8. His plans include a wrap, a custom exhaust and other features to make it unique. Look for it on his YouTube channel!
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By Linda Aylesworth – car-news.ca