Did you know that, according to Automotive News, over 300,000 sports cars were sold throughout the United States in 2012? In the three decades following the end of World War II, the US was the king of the great muscle cars. That period saw the rise of greats like the Chevy Corvette, the Dodge Charger, and the Ford Mustang. Since that time our obsession with fast cars has grown. With the rise of web media services like YouTube it is now easier than ever to share our love of these machines with the rest of the world.
According to the BBC, the British television show Top Gear is the most popular factual show in the world. It even received a Guinness World Record for that achievement. Its popularity in its native United Kingdom eventually led to spin offs in Australia and the United States. The show gained its popularity through videos of fast cars and the winning trio of three of Britain’s wittiest presenters.
As with anything, the success of that show has inspired people to create their own super fast cars videos. Consider that one of the most popular videos fast cars feature in is Top Gear’s showing of the McClaren F1 versus the Bugatti Veyron. This shining example of super fast cars videos has over 12 million views on YouTube. One of the vehicles featured in the video, the Bugatti Veyron, has a top speed of 252 miles per hour.
Admittedly, most YouTube users do not have access to a Bugatti Veyron. The machine alone costs 2.25 million dollars. The tires add an additional 42,000 per set. Just because amateurs do not have these super cars does not mean they shy away from making fast car video clips. America is the land of ingenuity after all. AskMen lists the Honda Civic as the number one car to modify. At around 20,000 dollars, a savvy gear head can put some work into the car and make it one of the fastest mass consumer models around.
This ability for the consumer to modify readily available machines feeds into the phenomenon that is super fast cars videos on places like YouTube. Races, crashes, stunts, and modification tutorials are all available to web users. So, if you are looking to start your own channel filled with fast cars, look no further than the internet to provide you with examples and plenty of know how. You may not become the next Top Gear, but you can get awfully close.