Meet The Internet Frauds Who Want To Sell You A Top Gear-Endorsed $49,000 Bugatti ⇥ jalopnik.com
Bizarre story from Patrick George of Jalopnik:
When we were first alerted to the existence of poorly shot, poorly edited YouTube videos made by a replica car manufacturer that featured Tanner Foust and clips from Top Gear, it raised a number of red flags. What was Foust (and Steven Spielberg) doing endorsing this company? Can they really make you a Saleen S7 for $20,000? How come they never feature any completed cars on their websites? This was our first foray into the the bizarre world of Panama-based Super Replicas, lately known as “Top Gear Carbon Copies.” It’s a world full of unsubstantiated claims and falsehoods about celebrity-endorsed exotic cars that cost as much as a Toyota Camry and it’s been going on for years.
Be sure to watch the embedded videos, and read today’s follow up, too. This is about the strangest thing I’ve read all week.