Driving an expensive sportscar on ice produces anticipated result

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2021/01/20/driving-an-expensive-sportscar-on-ice-produces-anticipated-result.html

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The driver becomes a douche-bag?

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Hot weather, meanwhile, makes people irresponsible and crazy.

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Cold weatherHaving more money than sense makes people crazy and irresponsible.

Fixed.

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douche-bag loses car.

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… I don’t think their insurance will cover that.

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That’s not even a very heavy car. Someone didn’t do their due diligence on checking the ice and/or understanding the lake currents. These are simple things those of us who live in northern climates know about.

In other words: idiots.

Anyone have a translation of their exchange at the end?

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Vanity is a cruel cruel sin.

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Honestly my first thought after watching the video was that it was faked. Something about the car’s movement and the conveniently featureless background. But I don’t know how to confirm or refute this…

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At first glance with the description I thought it might be an Aston Martin.

Then I realized it’s not really an expensive sports car. Looks like an aftermarket spoiler on a 370z maybe.

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I thought it might be some sort of GT3RS but the headlights are no and the whale tail looks Japanese aftermarket-y.

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Lol, funny but not real I don’t think? Anyway I’d need more proof than a very one-color background easy to manipulate along with perfect setup and acting-like line reading from the scared driver. Looks like a well-done fake. Snopes, help us out !

Funny either way.

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Definitely fake

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Can someone translate this? :slightly_smiling_face:

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I was expecting something like this but with a drive with a lot more money than experience on driving on snow.

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Funny, but not as good as this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViggInNO8-Q

Edit: Apparently it’s an entire genre on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT06Dya9Lv0

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The headline betrays a lack of knowledge of the sport of ice racing. Up in Canada, Scandinavia, etc, we race on frozen lakes all the time. Studs and rear wheel drive is a hell of a good time. Of course, the ice is checked with ground penetrating radar first and we only go when there is a large safety margin on that. Because we’re not morons.

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Expensive? Hardly. Its just a Nissan 350Z…they’re pushing 20 yr old now & make for popular drift missiles.

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Shouldn’t boing boing be double checking who they’re boosting?