Driver flies a Tesla as if it's a spacecraft, then crashes and runs away (video)

The issue was a “loose nut behind the wheel”, easy fix.

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Meh, not really impressed with the tone of the Dukes of Hazard reboot, but that was decent air time.

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Click on this thread, someone has more on this youtube video, but I haven’t watched it yet.

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That probably generated some interesting data for Tesla’s machine learning algorithms to crunch.

Style points deducted for not being a red convertible Ferrari.

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So how do you rent a car, wreck it, and no one can figure out who done it? (last time i rented a car i had to nearly leave a blood sample)

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This is just a whole pack of idiots. The YouTuber that encouraged him has a history of shitty behavior and has apparently filed a takedown over a legitimate use because the guy who’s car got hit is also a YouTuber :man_shrugging:t2:.

This entire culture needs to die a flaming hot death. Which is very likely, but I’m afraid they’ll take some innocent folks with them.

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A trip to Mars?

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This never happened to the Dukes of Hazzard…

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It took me a while to realize someone did this on purpose. (I keep forgetting what sociopathically-reckless dickheads young men so often are.) The driver couldn’t even see all the people at the top of the hill filming it, much less who or what was on the downslope. It’s amazing they didn’t kill someone or do more property damage. (Though I’m guessing the owners of the damaged cars and destroyed trash cans aren’t going to get much out of the driver since apparently it was a hit-and-run.)

Also, those Youtube dick-heads making videos of it, calling the driver a “legend” and laughing about it, then saying, “But gosh kids, don’t let us valorizing and glorifying the act influence you into trying this yourself!”

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That I’d disagree with. That many people filming, they pre-planned this and knew where the car was going to be and when. Nobody even flinched when he came by, everyone just kept cameras on it. The “nobody knows who it is” is silliness. Everyone there knows who it was.

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Is this the same infamous street in LA that people were complaining waze was directing drivers thru as a shortcut?

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Reckless driving in a crowded intersection (can’t even imagine the enhancements that come from drawing the crowd there yourself).
Animal endangerment.
Damage to public property (roadway, ect…).
Damage to municipal property (rented city refuse bins).
Curb damage.
Umpteen moving violations.
Hit and run.
Fleeing the scene of an accident.
Willful destruction of private property (if indeed the vehicle was a rental).
Destruction of private property (the cars the dipshit hit).

I’d say they’d be looking at quite a sentence given how trivial it would be to track them down, but LAPD gang is generally more interested in riding their motorcycles in groups down sidewalks and occasionally harassing locals than solving motor vehicle crimes by entitled rich YouTuber shitheads.

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These antisocial pricks somehow rarely manage to kill each other, even when they invite each other to the scenes of their premeditated crimes. It’s everyone else who pays for their assholery.

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Echoes of Hertz Rent-a-Racer program

And excerpt from Hertz site: Over 50 years ago, in September of 1965, the General Manager of Shelby American, Peyton Cramer, and the Hertz Corporation came to a brilliant business agreement: They would offer the 1966 GT350-H as a rental car through the now-famous Hertz “Rent-a-Racer” Program. This deal created 1,000 Shelby Mustang GT350-Hs for use in the Hertz rental fleet, allowing customers to do more than just rent a standard rental vehicle for their needs.

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You forgot:
Littering.

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Tangentially related, but I despise car culture and how married Los Angeles is to it.

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It was a rental, so they have his ID information. Did he think he could perform the stunt and there’d be no damage at all? I don’t think he thought this through!

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That’s certainly true - it obviously was planned and everyone knew what was going to happen (and exactly who was driving). But it doesn’t change the driver’s lack of visibility with their dangerous stunt - they knew there were a bunch of people at the top filming them, but couldn’t see them clearly, much less anything else.

Given that they were apparently inspired by a similar stunt by a different Youtubing a-hole on that same street, I’m guessing it’s going to disproportionately be the people who live on there…

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